Goat's Milk and Avocado Facial
When it comes to the wacky beauty methods women have tried in order to look younger, we've pretty much heard it all — that is until we watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. In the pilot episode, Midge's best friend, Imogene, explains how another pal recently got a goat milk and avocado facial. Imogene goes on to detail the full treatment, including having a hot towel thrown over your face and straws put in your nose so you can breathe, being shipped out on a boat for four hours, and then returning to shore to be slapped in the face by banana peels — all for a whopping $75! "She thinks she looks 20, but I think she looks the same," Imogene comments on her friend's results.
Although we couldn't pin down whether or not this exact treatment existed in the '50s, it's probably not far off from reality. Around this time, women tried everything from seaweed baths to dripping candle wax on their skin in the hopes of turning back the clock.