Would you give up smiling and laughing to prevent wrinkles?
It’s extreme, sure, but that’s exactly what Tess Christian, age 50, has done.
The mother-of-two claims she has not smiled or laughed since she was a teenager. And the dedication seems to be paying off, as her face appears to be quite smooth and line-free.
Dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe says avoiding facial movements “can be an effective anti-ageing technique.”
“Wrinkles happen because of the constant creasing of smile and forehead lines by the muscles in your face, which fold the connective tissue under the skin. If you can train yourself to minimise your facial expressions, you won’t get as many lines.”
And Tess is a testament to that. She even managed to keep a straight face when her daughter was born – even though she was overcome with happiness.
Would you ever give up smiling to avoid wrinkles? What’s the craziest anti-ageing trick you’ve ever heard of?