More than a decade ago, I spent a semester interning for a local beauty magazine. Not only did I learn a lot about the publishing industry, but I discovered how much I didn’t know about skincare. However, as a non-traditional (older) college graduate, I spoke to a specific audience—middle-aged women, like myself, who struggle with similar concerns; e.g., spider veins, adult acne, stretch marks, etc. Now that I’m immersed in all things menopausal, although no expert, I’ve been experimenting with the latest fads and tried-and-true remedies for relief. On the heels of my avocado tale, I came across an anti-aging facial that uses my favorite fat in its collagen-boosting DIY treatment. Touted as “practically Botox in a mask,” it purports to hydrate, prevent aging, reverse oxidative stress, tighten skin and promote elasticity: Combine ½ avocado, ½ ripe banana and 1 egg yolk. Apply to skin; leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. (Cover remaining; save in fridge for five days. Reapply as desired.)