Laughter And Beauty Mix

By Toni Lewis

A big belly laugh is a thing of beauty and like milk, laughter does a body good.

 But what does it do to the face? 

Those dreaded tiny lines can send some women to their dermatologists for a secret referral to shhhh...a plastic surgeon.   

Some consider these lines to be beautiful because they represent a joyful life.  Accepting them is an acceptance of joy. I assume you can also get lines from crying.  Crying can happen from joy or sadness. Our emotions play a key role in the lines on our faces.   

Have you imposed a ban on ROTFL for fear of diminished beauty?

As we age, our skin starts to lose elasticity and we experience dryer skin.  It doesn’t matter how well you’ve taken care of your skin, the process happens to us all. 

A trip to the plastic surgeon might seem like a good idea.

These days, actresses are being warned against Botox injections.   It’s hard to be expressive if you can’t move the muscles in your face.   As for everyone else, it’s still a viable option.

But what can you do if you don’t want to go that route?  According to Psychology Professor Robert Provine, PhD., “People laugh when they’re interacting with others.” 

We rarely do more than chuckle out loud when we are by ourselves. So unless you're planning on living an isolated life, chances are something will tickle your fancy.

Of all the emotions we feel, Laughter is most beneficial. 

Laughter Is A free holistic remedy! 

The American Psychological Society found that the hormones beta-endorphins (which elevate mood) and human growth hormone (which builds immunity) increased significantly in patients exposed to a healthy guffaw. 

So, laughter is good medicine.  And accepting the resulting lines is a way of “allowing” your light to shine.    

You may not be able to get rid of those pesky little lines, but you can slow the progression down by giving your skin extra care.

Here are some things you can do to take care of your joyful beauty.

If your skin tends to be dry,

  • keep a mister near by. There are wonderful herbal brands that nourish as well as moisturize.  I keep a small one in my bag. 
  • Moisturize morning and night.  Don’t forget the eye area.  
  • If you have a heat cap (used for moisturizing the hair), give your hair a boost and your face too.  The heat will draw blood to your head.  More blood in the area, means more nourishment to the skin.   
  • When applying lotions and potions to your skin remember, “Always Up, Never Down.”  

Now, go hang out with some friends and laugh your butts off!

Walk in beauty



Follow HBeautyCompass on Twitter