Woman avoids smiling for 40 years in order to preserve her smooth skin (8 Photos)

UK loon woman Tess Christian has not smiled or laughed in over 4 decades in order to avoid wrinkles. Initially, Tess explains, it didn’t start out that way, but instead she picked up the habit in Catholic school due to strict nuns who demanded that the kids “wipe that smile off your face.” However, as she reached adulthood, she concluded that a somber expression looked good on her (highly debatable) and that she assumed it would help her to avoid annoying wrinkles down the road.

Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch explained that “smile lines are the result of age-related collagen loss, which causes cheeks to lose elasticity and sag, producing the telltale folds.” However, Hirsch does admit, though, “But repeated muscle movements exaggerate them.”

So their might be some actual truth that the lack of a smile has helped to keep the 50-year-old’s wrinkles away, however, at what cost? At some point don’t you have to look back over you life and think, “Wow, it’s been a dull one”. And I can’t imagine people enjoy her company. Talk about a Debbie downer.

Apparently, She didn’t even smile when her daughter was born. “After Stevie’s birth I was overwhelmed with joy, but still didn’t feel the need to smile”

“My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial”

“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”