Smiling makes us feel great, so we should try to do it more often. It releases endorphins, which can lead to positive health benefits such as reducing stress, strengthening your immune system and lowering blood pressure. We have gathered some ways to help you feel more confident in your smile. See below for our tips.
First Impressions Count
When you meet someone, it usually their eyes or smile you notice first. So you need to make sure your teeth are looking great. Basic hygiene goes without saying, but to really make your smile shine you could try out some teeth whitening products for that extra glow. Do your research before buying as some products can make your teeth sensitive. For the best results and less worry, head to your local orthodontists and enquire about treatment there.
Fix That Broken Smile
No smile should be painful. For any aches and pains in your mouth, head straight to your dentist for a check-up. Sorting out those root canals or abscess sooner rather than later can save you a lot of pain and money.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Now your teeth are looking great, turn your focus to your lips. No-one likes cracked sore lips, so make sure they are moisturized with some lip balm or vaseline. To remove dead skin from lips, try out a lip scrub and they will look smooth and plump in no time. Then once they are up to scratch, put on your favourite lipstick or gloss to draw attention to your brand new smile.
Let that Inner Smile Free
If you have been feeling down and found yourself smiling less, then try and surround yourself with positive people. Who we engage with usually alters our mindset, so ditch people who make you feel negative and you will be smiling more in no time. Take some time for yourself and do what makes you happy, try a new hobby, have a makeover or have a night out with friends. Doing positive things and focusing on yourself can bring out your inner smile.
You might find this silly, but practicing smiling can increase your happiness leading to you smiling more. Try smiling now, not a fake one but a genuine smile, think of something happy to help you out and then keep smiling. Whenever you are feeling down or negative try to smile as it is hard to be negative and smile at the same time.
Watch Some Happy Videos
Find some funny videos online or even ones that show people laughing and smiling. When we see other people laughing, we tend to find ourselves smiling and even laughing along with them even if we don’t know what they are laughing about.
We hope you found yourself smiling reading this we know we did when writing it and that we have helped you find some techniques to get you smiling again. For more inspiration, check out our tips on Simple And Affordable Ways To Switch Up Your Style.