ITS RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE!
it's hard to believe that such a simple act can provide so many health and beauty benefits for the body, however, research has shown that smiling can...
positively effect the pain responses inside our body
make us "appear" more attractive to others
lengthen our lifespans
make our skin look good
the love letters our neuropeptides are interested in sending regard our mood ♥
each time you smile it sends your body messages filled with dopamine, endorphins and serotonin which all play a direct role in your overall health and happiness
OK - SO HOW DOES IT MAKE YOUR SKIN LOOK GOOD?
our corticotropin-releasing hormone, or CRH, the hormone responsible for releasing cortisol, our fear & stress response, resides in our skin cells. this means that every time you are under stress, CRH induces cell degranulation and increases vascular permeability in your skin - which is similar to an allergic response causing inflammation of the skin and hair follicle
smiling also counteracts the negative stress effects of prolactin which promotes hair regression and sebum production in sebaceous glands
as you're reading this with a smile, you are currently delivering nerve proteins to your cells counteracting those damaging skin effects