Kim Kardashian reveals her ‘secret’ to wrinkle-free smooth skin: ‘Don’t smile’


Kim Kardashian attends a dinner party at Cipriani wearing a Thierry Mugler dress

Kim Kardashian has loved the cameras for a very long time. She used to just love any attention, and she was visibly happy whenever paparazzi took her photos when she was out and about, or whenever photographers paid attention to her on a red carpet. Then sh-t changed. Maybe it was the Paris robbery and realizing how vulnerable she was when paparazzi tracked her movements, or maybe it was her two difficult pregnancies. Maybe it was all of it. But something shifted, and now Kim usually looks sort of sad and over it when she’s been photographed. Kim took part in a makeup “Master Class” over the weekend and she was asked by one paying customer/student about laugh lines, wrinkles and how her skin is so smooth. Her answer is… Klassic Kardashian.

When one fan asked Kim Kardashian West her secret to smooth skin while she got her makeup done by longtime pro Mario Dedivanovic during The Master Class in L.A. on Saturday, the star revealed her secret.

“Don’t smile,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star honestly replied. The reason Kardashian West also doesn’t like to always show off her pearly whites actually stems from her first pregnancy with 5-year-old daughter, North West.

“Last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling that everyone would make fun of, not understanding that I had this condition,” the reality star, who suffered preeclampsia in her first two pregnancies which caused her to bloat, said in an interview with C Magazine. Ultimately, Kardashian West said that the body shaming she faced while pregnant “changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken.”

“Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about,” she said. “After I had the baby, I was like, ‘These are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn’t control.’”

Her solution: stop smiling.

“‘I don’t want to smile for them. I don’t want to be out,’” Kardashian West added. “Even if I was more confident, I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot.”

[From People]

I mean… I get that. She gained a lot of weight during her first pregnancy and she was sick with preeclampsia. People were really mean to her (and to Jessica Simpson during her first pregnancy too). I get that Kim’s personality changed when people were being mean to her, but I also think… she just used to be a happier person. Before Kanye, she was a lot happier. Before the Paris robbery, she was a lot happier. Her “not smiling” thing is about a lot more than “people were mean to me years ago.” Also: it feels like a miserable way to go through life, refusing to smile. Ugh.

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  1. Originaltessa says:

    So have a joyless life, just to be wrinkle free? People have really lost the plot…

    • Pandy says:

      Right? As IF she doesn’t use laser, botox and fillers. She probably just can’t move her face properly anymore.

  2. feebee says:

    Yeah, don’t smile….. and have a dermatologist/doctor on speed dial.

  3. huckle says:

    She’s said this before.

  4. Eliza says:

    All the fillers and resurfacing (i mean not smiling) may make her wrinkle free, but she doesn’t look young or natural. You associate those procedures with a much older woman, she looks like a 45-50yo who goes religiously to their dermatologist.

    • pala says:

      LOL she does not look like a 50 year old

      You obviously don’t like her but there’s no need for the hyperbole Becky

  5. Ashley says:

    My friend says the same thing about not smiling and she has great skin!

  6. LORENA says:

    Her not smilimg def comes from Kanye and his whole make over on her. After him was when she starting wearing all these neutral colors and its also when she started looking real dead eyed and robotic

    I’d rather smile and laugh a lot!

  7. Idiotsgalore says:

    I don’t want a life without laughter or smiling. Is she truly that vain that she’d rather stop smiling than to have a wrinkle?
    Kim!! You’re doing life wrong! After all, laughter is the best medicine! Not botox

  8. Jana says:

    I think laugh lines on anybody are beautiful. It shows they have enjoyed their lives.

  9. original_kellybean says:

    Yeah, it has nothing to do with botox or other fillers…

  10. BengalCat😻 says:

    I have RBF lines. Earned every single one.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Don’t smile but look at mAh bewbs!

  12. minx says:

    I don’t want to look like you, Kim. You’re an idiot.

  13. olliesmom says:

    Her poor children. A mother who never smiles.

  14. Mar says:

    The Kardashians are the worst thing that has happened to America. Why do we care about this family?

  15. Azeemah Kaleem says:

    She looks terrible and has aged. She always looked like an ex-porn star to me (oh my bad she is) She practically morphing into her mother. Am I trying to being mean nope but just stating fact.

  16. CA Family Code says:

    She’s such a cool liar. It’s like tying her shoes or waking up in the morning. She does so much more to her face than not smiling. Just when her presence becomes bearable, she opens her mouth and I hate her all over again.

  17. Swack says:

    She said the same thing, IIRC, when she first got with Kanye. That smiling caused wrinkles. I will gladly accept every wrinkle that comes with smiling and laughing. I refuse to either 1. be miserable or 2. constantly look miserable. But then again my life doesn’t revolve around my looks.

  18. me says:

    She always goes back and forth. Didn’t she also say she doesn’t “give a f*ck” what people think about her and she’s just going to live her life how she wants? Oh and please find me a camera Kim doesn’t like. She lies…A LOT. She forgot to mention all the fillers and treatments she gets…but we aren’t supposed to mention that.

  19. Rando says:

    What a disgusting perspective on life.

  20. jay says:

    She stole that from Victoria Beckham. If a Kardashian is doing it, I automatically know it’s been done before by someone better.

  21. Lulu says:

    I think she means don’t smile for photographs and I can understand that. I have a job where my photo is taken a lot and I do look younger in the photos where my face is still rather than smiling or laughing.

  22. Eleonor says:

    I would never take beauty advice from a Kardashian.
    As a latina myself the only celebrities I would take skin advice are: JLO and Salma Hayek.
    They don’t look like they have messed with their face too much, they seem to enjoy life, and their skin is flawless.

  23. amilou says:

    I don’t think so many people would’ve been making fun of her if she’d just been dressed comfortably (or appropriately?) during that pregnancy. I just remember her stuffing her poor feet into strappy stilettos and wearing skin-tight, vacuum-sealed, flesh-colored dresses that looked anything but comfortable. If she’d put on a cute pair of sneakers and a flowy dress, I think she might’ve escaped a lot of that negativity…from the commenters here at least.

  24. JennErinMS says:

    I don’t know, maybe I’m just gullible and naive but reading that makes me feel extremely sorry for her. She was verbally attacked and criticized quite harshly by almost everyone when she gained weight with her pregnancy. No, she didn’t dress in the most comfortable or flattering clothes and she courted the attention of the paparazzi and media for many years but I believe that a woman’s weight should always be off-limits and that should apply even more so when she’s growing a human inside of her body.

  25. oddly says:

    Catherine Deneuve has said did exactly the same thing in for 50years .

  26. Mylene says:

    She don’t age well …

  27. Ani says:

    I dunno…how much of what she says is true (denying nose job, butt work)? I think she doesn’t smile because it looks weird when you’ve had your face so filled and botoxed and altered.

  28. DesertReal says:

    Ridiculous superficial nonsense. Laugh lines are just as sexy as those little wrinkles guys have when they laugh as they get older.
    It’s a sign that you’ve LIVED for crying out loud.
    I laugh a lot, crack a lot of jokes to break tension, give people side eye that deserve it, and I squint when someone is being ridiculous.
    I also love my “parenthesis” because I know I’ve earned them (and they complement my dimples). What a shitty way to modify/edit your behavior, just to try to hold onto a wierdly inhuman Play-doh face.
    Gross.

  29. leela says:

    She does not smile because she can’t – it’s because of all the procedures/ surgery she’s done and/or because of the life she’s living. Let’s not take away her agency – she chose this.