Kim Kardashian prefers not to show her pearly whites to prevent fine lines from appearing on her face

By Kaitlyn Frey
February 12, 2019 02:49 PM

Kim Kardashian West uses thousands of dollars worth of expensive skincare products, gets 10 p.m. facials and visits her plastic surgeon, Dr. Simon Ourian, for an array of laser treatments, all to maintain her glowing, wrinkle-free complexion. But that’s not all the reality star does (or more accurately, what she chooses not to do) in order to prevent fine lines from appearing.

When one fan asked 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.

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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.

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“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.”

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“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.”