9 Southern Beauty Secrets That Still Work

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Waking Up Your Face


Before "putting on your face," as Southern grandmothers say, wake up your face in icy water. Three times, hold for five seconds. It wakes you up and tightens pores.

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Slathering On Pond's


Pond's Cream is a beauty staple. Because of its versatility and reliable hydration, Southern mothers have used this multipurpose moisturizer for decades.

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Softening Your Eyeliner


Applying eyeliner smoothly is notoriously tough. To make your pencil eyeliner smoother, heat it with a blow dryer or lighter or put it outside on a hot summer day. 

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Applying Vaseline Before Perfume


Vaseline, which you surely have in your bathroom cabinet, can make your scent last all day. Apply a tiny layer of Vaseline to your pulse points—your wrists, inner elbows, and neck

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Breaking Out The Bio-Oil


For over 35 years, Bio-Oil has inspired loyalty like the Windex bottle in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Bio-Oil can heal any scar, stretch mark, dry spot, or scratch.

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Sleeping On Silk


You'll wake up with frizz-free hair, but you'll look 1950s. Sleeping isn't good for hair. Your pillowcase can cause frizz, breakage, and tossing and turning.

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Using Velcro Rollers


Regarding bygone eras, we've learned our lesson. For good cause, they're back. Velcro rollers may eliminate heat styling and give hair bouncy volume like nothing else.

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Putting Castor Oil On Eyelashes


Sometimes the simplest eyelash serum works best. For longer, thicker lashes, use castor oil at night. Wait four to six weeks before buying the pricey stuff.

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Warming Up Your Eyelash Curler


Heat your eyelash curler with a blow dryer to keep it curled longer. Before applying it to your lashes, blow heat on the curler for five seconds.