We know that expression lines (e.g. the marionette lines that appear from your nose to your lips, and frown lines found between your brows) can make you look old.


In a bid to prevent wrinkles, Tess Christian, who is 50, has not smiled since she was 10. Even when her daughter was born, she abstained from smiling, and have not broken this resolution for the last 40 years.


Tess says this is her secret to maintaining her youthful looks.

According to Bored Panda, Tess explains: “My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial”


“It’s not as if I’m miserable. I love life. I just don’t feel the need to show it by walking around with a rictus grin on my face.”

“My friends have nicknamed me Mona Lisa, after the da Vinci painting. Mona Lisa was said to have been quietly amused, as am I. I just won’t show it”

woman who always smiles to prevent wrinkles Christyne Remnant1

But not everyone goes by the same strategy. 70-year-old Christyne Remnant, decided never to stop smiling since she was eight. This was her bid to prevent wrinkles from appearing on her forehead.

woman who always smiles to prevent wrinkles Christyne Remnant2

Would you stop smiling or keep smiling for beauty?

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