You are probably wondering why photographers demand you say cheese when having your picture taken. The phrase say cheese is older than the movie “Back to the future”. There is no proven reason has to why photographers use this phrase, although there is one popular reason which suggests that, the “eee” sound at the end of cheese makes our mouths into a natural smile shape. In some countries they say “whisky” or “peace” like in Asia, the French say “Dis Souris”, which simply means say mouse.
If saying cheese actually gives your face a distorted or an unattractive look I doubt it will still be in existence up till today. Which is why smiling is good. hehe
A smile simply refers to a pleased kind, or amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.
People tend to be drawn to people who smile a lot and may find them more attractive, smiling helps in covering or conquering your nervousness and brace your confidence. I was at a beauty contest one night, came to cheer up a friend. I never knew how nervous she was on stage because she was giggling and smiling like she was high on something. I mistook her laughs and smiles for boldness and confidence, until she came down to tell me how nervous she was up there.
People who go around carrying frowns on their face and act like they have got the whole world on their head are quite scary. It makes one look unapproachable and people find it difficult to communicate with them freely.
Scientific Implication of a Smile
• Neurotransmitters called endorphins are said to be release when you smile: They are triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face , which is interpreted by the brain , which in turn releases this chemicals and make us feel relaxed and happier
• When this endorphins increase, the stress hormone which is known as cortisol is reduced
• Laughing expands the lungs, stretches the muscle in the body and stimulates homeostasis
Smiling attracts people to you. Like when you see this smoking fricken hot dude, from a distance and you are with a friend admiring him from that distance, smiling foolishly together (blushing) the guy eventually walks up to you guys because obviously he noticed how you both were staring and smiling foolishly at him and strikes up a conversation. You can actually try that hehehe.
Flash back moment #: There was actually a day, where I was just jejely sitting down, like I mean jejely sitting down, When this smexilly , smokingkly ,hotterly, asdfghjkl!! sorry excuse my “gbaguns” ,But you know one cannot help it when you see fine boy , what I meant to say is that I saw a tall, crème chocolate skinned, young man with piercing brown eyes and side burns in all the right places. “He is the one” *talks to self * He smiled at me, me on the other hand forcing myself to keep a straight face and not flinch. “Oh boy” and i started smiling sheepishly. Smiling is too darn contagious
People who smile appear more confident, and more approachable. Smiling is actually known to make you look younger and more beautiful
Tips for Smiling
• Smile and laugh regularly
• Watch funny movies or soap operas
• Spend time with friends and family that make you feel happy
• Find things to smile and laugh about
Have a great day ahead and wear a smile today 🙂