Why smiling is much more important than you think
A recent research has shown something very surprising, people who used botox, which is an injection that helps older people get rid of wrinkles became less likely to get depressed and reported feeling less bad throughout their day! If you noticed the facial expression of one of your friends while watching a horror movie you will notice that is reflecting the facial features of the actors to some extent.
It’s because the facial expressions of the actor who feels afraid has been transferred to you. That’s also the same reason why we feel comfortable around confident people, confident people transfer to us their relaxed state through their facial expressions and so we feel more comfortable around them.
An experiment was done where men were shown non-smiling pictures of women to rate them on a scale from 1 to 10. When the same women were shown once again with a bright smile, the men gave them a higher score and thought that she is more attractive. So in addition to the mood improvements you will get if you smile often, you will also appear more attractive.