Fashion Quarterly - - Beauty -

Psy­chol­o­gists have found that a par­tic­u­lar set of fa­cial ac­tions gives away a true smile. These gen­uine smiles are re­ferred to as Duchenne smiles, and they’re smiles that en­gage the mus­cles around your eyes. Of course, in the age of Botox, it can be dif­fi­cult to judge.

One study showed that the more a per­son was smil­ing in a photo, the more view­ers of the photo ex­pected an in­ter­ac­tion with that per­son to go well. Some­thing to note next time you up­date your Tin­der pro­file.

Sup­port­ing the id­iom ‘grin and bear it’

— if you smile dur­ing times of stress

(even a forced or fake one) your body (in par­tic­u­lar your heart) copes bet­ter and re­cov­ers more quickly than if you sport any other ex­pres­sion.

TOOTH TOOLS Buly 1803 tooth­brush, $47, from Net-a-Porter. Dr Bron­ner’s Cin­na­mon All-One Tooth­paste, $18. Philips Soni­care Di­a­mondClean elec­tric tooth­brush, $400. Ae­sop Mouth­wash, $29. Marvis Gin­ger MintTooth­paste, $15. Apa Tooth Gloss, $43. HiSmile whiten­ing kit, $86. Lush Ugai Mouth­wash Tabs, $13.

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