Although people without this feature are still beautiful, cute little dimples on both cheeks are considered a sign of beauty. You might have thought that cheek dimples are something special that only unique people could have. Although you are not entirely wrong, one study confirms that about 20% of the world’s population has cheek dimples on both sides of the cheek. Regardless, there are several things you probably do not know about cheek dimples such as:
1. Dimples in fact are a facial muscle deformity
It may sound unbelievable to you, but dimples are in fact an envious deformity on the face. Many people undergo plastic surgery to make this deformity and they pay good money for it.
2. A dimple-making machine actually exists
As we have mentioned above, some people are desperate to have dimples on their cheeks. As a result, someone actually thought it through and invented the dimple-making machine. Had she patented the machine, this lady probably would have made a fortune by now. Isabella Gilbert’s obsession with dimples took her so far such that she invented the dimple-making machine back in 1936. This spring-loaded contraption uses a pair of knobs to apply pressure onto the cheeks to give the desired appearance.
3. Dimples are associated with eternal youth
Scientist believe that these little dimples makes people look younger as they age. The reason why is this so is because dimples are generally associated with children and babies, and they makes us subconsciously look at people with dimples as though they are younger than they actually are!
4. According to some cultures, dimples are a source of luck
The belief that cheek dimples are a lucky charm dates from way back. People in the past thought dimples signified luck because they saw these marks of beauty in their newly born kids. You probably know how it is, how lucky parents feel when they get to see their child for the very first time. Please do not go rushing into a casino the next time just to find out whether or not dimples signify luck.
5. Smile – You are beautiful
You have probably noticed that more than 60% of Hollywood stars have dimples on their face and they look stunning. However, if you don’t have them, don’t worry, just keep smiling.
6. It’s all in the genes
Unfortunately, dimples are a genetic trait. Only people whose father, mother or even grandfather and grandmother have dimples on their face will have them as well.
You are beautiful and attractive even without dimples. Although some studies show that people who have dimples are more interesting, not having them is also okay. As such, you do not have to be desperate about getting dimples. Regardless of whether or not you have dimples, you are still beautiful and loved for who you are.