This Woman Hasn’t Smiled For Over 40 Years…And You’ll Never Believe Why!

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How many times have you smiled today? Even on a bad day, you probably smile too many times to keep track. The average adult smiles 20 times a day, but happy people tend to smile 40 to 50times a day. Children smile up to 500 times a day, so you can imagine how difficult it would be to consciously decide to never smile again when you’re a kid.

However, at just 10 years old, Tess Christian decided to stop smiling for the sake of her skin. Read on below to learn more about the unbelievable sacrifices they’ve made in the name of beauty!

This is Tess Christian, age 50

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Since she was 10, she has never smiled

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She didn’t even smile when her daughter was born

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“After Stevie’s birth I was overwhelmed with joy, but still didn’t feel the need to smile”

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She says that this has helped her maintain her youthful looks

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

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“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”

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“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”

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This is Vicky Kidd, aged 38

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She decided to stop smiling 5 years ago, after splitting up with her partner

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“The lines on my face were escalating and with advancing age I started worrying about being left on the shelf”

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Christyne Remnant, 70, has a different strategy:

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Since she was 8, she decided to never stop smiling

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She says this helps prevent her forehead from developing wrinkles

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