Is That Banana On Your Face, or…

…Are you just happy to see me?

This post is for the newest D-spot fan, Catherine Rose Lacey. Cathy and I have been friends since middle school. We used to live in the same neighborhood and spend entire summers make forts in the woods, riding our bikes and pretending we were chefs. We were each other’s go-to people during ‘the formative years’ – see Cathy went to private school and I went to public school, so when girls got mean, or boys got messy, we had each other to escape to. I could go on and on about all our shenanigans, but what I wanted to highlight in this post is something Cathy and I discovered way back when: The art of homemade beauty products.

In the 90s, YM and teen magazine were gospel to us and the one thing we used to pull from them were recipes for homemade beauty treatments like foot scrubs and mud masks. Ooook, so maybe we used fiber cereal when we couldn’t find oatmeal and apple sauce when we didn’t have enough bananas. And YES our mothers made us go into the backyard with a bucket and hose to apply and clean ourselves up. It wasn’t the most glamorous operation, but man did we laugh and have fun.

So in honor of Cathy and friendships and summer and beauty – here’s an easy peasy recipe to help cleanse and rejuvenate your skin.

Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (skip the flavored stuff)
  • A few drops of honey


Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together.

Warm a few drop of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute, then add a few drops of honey to the spoon.

Stir the honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture.

Apply the mask to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth.

Apply moisturizer.

Recipe from

Wonder if you still need a bucket and hose past the age of 25?

(( Picture is authentic Diana + Cathy circa summer of 1998. And yes, that’s banana on our faces.))

4 thoughts on “Is That Banana On Your Face, or…

  1. I love it!!! Not to mention, the recipe you provided sounds much more enjoyable and painLESS than the Freeman’s-Cucumber-Peel-Off-An-Entire-Layer-Of-Skin-Masque that we would also rotate into our weekly skin regimen in-between the all homemade stuff 😉

  2. You girls were adorable, very much like your adorable moms 🙂 The facials worked because you are both gorgeous and have hearts of gold.
    Love ya

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