Laughter is the best medicine - here's why for your skin
We’ve always been told that laughter is the best medicine, but did you know this also includes your skin? Yes! While smiling and laughter have a long list of psychological and physical benefits that directly impact our wellbeing, like reducing stress or nourishing the soul, your skin can also gain from a good belly laugh.
So before you schedule an expensive facial or other beauty treatment, read on to find out how smiling, and laughter can give your skin a healthy boost from within.
Laughter makes your skin look better and glowing
As unfortunate as it is, stress has become our new normal. It’s also not a secret that stress can take a serious toll on your skin, starting from disturbing your beauty sleep (yes, it’s a thing!), and hence, your body’s natural rejuvenation process, to making fine lines and wrinkles more visible, and ending on even aggravating various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or acne.
While there are many ways to reduce stress and its negative impact on skin, laughter could be one of the cheapest and easiest one of them. When we laugh or smile, we activate 43 different muscles in a face, causing for them and the tissue (cheeks, lips, etc.) to exercise and tone, which leads to an overall improvement in your skin’s appearance and even easing some symptoms of skin conditions. This, combined with the sparkle in our eyes that comes from a good laugh, leaves our skin glowing and bright.
Laughter makes you feel and look younger
Since we’ve already mentioned that it takes 43 muscles to form a smile, think of it also as a facial massage that keeps your face muscles toned, flexible and also well supplied in oxygen, which has a strong rejuvenation effect overall. Laughter has also been found to have great pain-relieving effects that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aside from making your skin look younger on the outside, laughter plates a big role in improving our immune system and how your body defends itself from skin conditions.That means if you suffer from acne or rosacea, for example, laugh as much as you can to support your body in fighting off the bacteria and inflammation.