Lifestyle - #Smile Like Instagram Influencers.

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It seems like everyone and their mother is on Instagram today, and it’s no surprise: it’s a great way to keep your friends updated on what’s going on in your life, or follow the lives of your role models. But Instagram has also been a way for common people to make it big: modeling or sharing their thoughts with audiences all around the world. Women that were living ordinary lives now have millions of fans they cater to daily, and many of those fans look up to them for inspiration and guidelines. One of those being the most important part of any selfie: the perfect smile.

                        Who are these influencers?

As we’ve said, these women are our neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family. They are women who have a desire to share their life hacks, advice and journeys with people online, and they do it in style. These can be models, like Iskra Lawrence and Miranda Kerr, makeup artists like Canada’s Samantha Ravndahl, or young fashion entrepreneurs like the Italian fashion icon Chiara Ferragni. With Instagram giving us sneak peeks of their lives, and, as of recently, a moment-to-moment live feed through Instagram stories, it breaks down the barrier between the celebrity and the fan. They share with us their heartaches, the bad days, the joyful moments – parts of their lives that were in the past reserved exclusively for them. It lets the audience relate to them and see them as real, flawed human beings, instead of worshiping them.

                        How to shine just like them:

Because of that direct link, these women get to show us not only their finished makeup looks and outfits but also how they got there, giving us all of their tips and tricks. These also include how to get that perfect smile that they seem to have in every photograph, and here is how to achieve it:
    Good oral hygiene:
The best tip you can get is the one your mom gave you when you were a kid: brush and floss regularly. There is nothing that can be done that will help your smile more than good dental care.
                        Watch what you eat:
Sure, you might often see brightly smiling selfies of girls holding a Starbucks cup, but you can bet that there is no coffee inside – at least not on the regular. Some food and drinks, like coffee, red wine, dark teas and berries can stain your teeth and make them appear yellow or spotty. Try to cut back on those, or brush right after consuming.

                        Professional help:
Nobody has perfect genetics, and there are certainly many people who don’t have naturally perfect, straight teeth. For example, Australian model Miranda Kerr’s stunning smile inspired many girls to visit a cosmetic dentist in Sydney to get their own version of that look. Whether this means wearing braces, getting teeth whitened or placing ceramic shells, you can have that perfect smile. You should also visit your dentist often to get a check-up, just to make sure there are no health problems, because tooth decay is never pretty.


Besides using whitening toothpaste, a lot of these influencers use different methods to whiten their teeth. Some use store-bought products, while many make their own mixes, usually with lemon juice and bicarbonate soda, to achieve the pearly whiteness we’re so familiar with.


Colors can vary drastically depending on their surroundings, so makeup plays a big role in how your teeth are going to look in pictures. Research which colors will look best on your particular skin tone while also making your teeth look whiter.


We should know by now not to believe everything we see online. And while some filters can be quite obvious, some go the extra mile and specifically Photoshop the perfect smile onto their pictures. So if you are feeling a bit self-conscious about a picture, you’re allowed to alter it to look however you want.

So now that you know all the tricks, there’s no excuse for being serious whenever you see the camera – simply let yourself glow and give the world a #smile.
Brigitte Evans
Brigitte is a newbie writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly.When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she is reading mystery novels and making plans for her next trip. She is a proud aunt of Sophie, age 2 who rounded her Chanel lipstick but loves her anyway.

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