The only things stronger than these products are the women who wear them.

Anna Aguillard / SouthernLiving.com
August 05, 2016

This story originally appeared on southernliving.com.

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And yet, Southern women still look always beautiful – none more so than our Southern grandmothers. My grandmother has skin smoother than all of her grandchildren. Every time we visit her home, we wonder: How does she do it?

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