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This woman hasn't smiled in forty years. To prevent wrinkles, obviously.

Not smiling for 40 years seems like a totally sane thing to do, right? RIGHT?

How far would you be willing to go to avoid getting wrinkles?

Botox? Laser? Facelift? How about retraining the muscles in your face so you don’t smile or laugh for FORTY YEARS?

That’s what this (definitely sane) woman did:

According to The Daily Mail, Tess Christian made the sensible choice forty years ago to stop smiling, in order to preserve the smoother-than-a-baby’s-bottom skin on her face.

And she insists it’s paid off.

“I don’t have wrinkles because I have trained myself to control my facial muscles,” Tess told The Daily Mail. “Everyone asks if I’ve had Botox, but I haven’t, and I know that it’s thanks to the fact I haven’t laughed or smiled since I was a teenager. My dedication has paid off, I don’t have a single line on my face. Yes, I am vain and want to remain youthful. My strategy is more natural than Botox and more effective than any expensive beauty cream or facial.”

Here’s how much Tess’ face has changed since she started channeling Wednesday Addams:

Now, making this kind of drastic decision for the sake of a few lines is obviously bat-shit cray, but we can’t help but admire her commitment.

Imagine going through life not being allowed to smile at anything.

What a way to go through life.

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