Look younger – by smiling more?
Did you know that when someone looks at a smiling face, they guess that age of that person as younger than they actually are?
In a study, participants looked at more than 2,000 face photos. Each photo showed either an angry, fearful, disgusted, happy, sad, and neutral expression.
Facial expressions had a huge effect on the accuracy of age estimates. Participants most accurately gauged the age of neutral faces – those having no particular expression.
However, the age of happy or smiling faces was most likely to be underestimated by an average of two years.
Yep, according to the study, a simple smile can knock two years off how old you look.
Interestingly, another more recent study found that a smile – without the associated wrinkles around the eyes and mouth – was the most “attractive” look.
We know we can get you smiling – and for so many great reasons.
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