Your smile – your best accessory

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Naturally, when we’re having a stressful day or feeling run down it is easy to forget to smile-this is inevitable. However, here are some interesting facts that may encourage you to train your mind to think differently. Could our smile be our ‘best accessory’?

• Genuine smiles — where you smile big enough to squint your eyes — boosts your immune system by decreasing cortisol in your body.

• Smiling shows your boss that you are engaged and easy to work with. People who smile at work are more likely to be promoted than those who do not, i.e. it’s your way up the corporate ladder

• If you’re having a bad day, force yourself to smile. Research suggests that the act of smiling can actually trick the brain into feeling happier, no matter how bad the current situation may be.

• Smiles are more attractive than makeup: A research study conducted by Orbit Complete discovered that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup.

Nowadays people are consumed with the latest fashions and make up. The trendiest handbags and shoes are fast becoming necessary additions…but don’t forget- your most constant accessory is right under your nose! Look after your smile. It’s the only one you have