A woman who did not smile, for fear of wrinkles
• A woman who did not smile, for fear of wrinkles
While many women do expensive plastic surgery to get rid of wrinkles, this woman decided to nip in the bud the problem - just stopped laughing. Believe it or not, but the 50-year-old Tess Christian claims that she did not smile and did not laugh the last 40 years!
Although Tess like and have a sense of humor, she made this decision consciously. Even when her daughter was born, Tess tried not to smile. And all in order to look young. And it seems that this technique really works.
"I do not have wrinkles because I keep under control the muscles of his face - Tess said. - All interested in, I did not prick Botox, but I did not. It is because I have not smiled since childhood, my face looks younger. I was rewarded for his loyalty to this idea - I do not have any wrinkles on the face. "
Many criticize Tess, accused her of being stupid. But it is indifferent to those comments, saying that her method of "natural than Botox, and more effective than any expensive face cream."
Interestingly, not only Tess has resorted to such tricks, but also celebrities. Kim Kardashian, for example, also stated that tries not to laugh and smile, so as not to appear wrinkles. Even some experts believe it is effective manner.
"This is an effective method of anti-aging, - says dermatologist Nick Lowe. - When we smile, forehead and around the eyes appear creases, which results in the appearance of wrinkles as the muscles of your face tightly connected to the subcutaneous tissue. If you train your muscles, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. "
"I know this for sure, because the expense of Botox reduces muscle activity. Not to smile - a home version of Botox, but, in my opinion, it is necessary to have a strong spirit to always observe this rule, not to mention the fact that it may annoy others. Your children, for example, can be completely disoriented. "
Probably, it's insanely difficult - do not laugh at a funny situation or listening to a funny joke. But it is not hard for Tess. She went to a strict Catholic school, where the nuns not very welcomed when the children were smiling, and Tess soon learned to grin instead of smiling.
Tess grew up and realized that a serious look to her face. "If I smiled, my cheeks would become like a hamster cheeks, and I would look ridiculous. Do not throw me started inspired by Hollywood celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich, who never smiled, and I liked how charming it was. I learned to control facial expressions. If I hear something funny, then slightly raised her mouth corners. I even learned to laugh inside herself, for example, when watching a comedy. For friends it was not a problem. "
Some psychologists say that if you do not smile, it can affect the mental health of the person. "When you smile, your body produces endorphins, known as the hormone of happiness, from which you will become a good" - says a London psychologist Amanda Hills. But Tess not concerned about it: she is happy, while the majority of her friends already have wrinkles.
Stevie Her daughter, who is now 24 years old, quietly accept the fact that my mother refused to smile. "Unlike me, she has a charming smile, from which, of course, I would never want to get rid of, - says Tess. - Stevie knows that my sullen expression does not mean that I hate to be in her company. "
I bet Tess would never judge people by their facial expressions.