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Dear Diary: Help My Poor, Aging, Sun-Damaged Skin!

Dear Diary,

There is nothing more embarrassing than your husband walking in on you, lying down with your face turned up towards the ceiling, arms spread out wide like you are about to make snow-angels on your bed, with your eyes and lips protruding from under your creepy/crazy looking face mask, that plead with him to not post the pic he secretly snapped of you looking like a creature that has risen from the dead.

Yet that doesn’t stop us ladies from partaking in this beloved beauty ritual…

Diary, I have been noticing little brown freckles on my face and body. I am assuming they are from all of my teens and (just about) all of my twenties when I didn’t realize how much my skin needed sun protection. *Eyeroll* I could just slap my younger self!

LeDiary DIY Pineapple-papaya face mask1

A few months ago I was looking for solutions to erase or reduce the damage and turn back the hands of time. That is when I stumbled across this DIY face mask recipe from Stephanie Gerber’s “Hello Glow” beauty recipe book,  designed specifically for that.

It uses 3 ingredients: Pineapple, Papaya, and honey. Thats all! Pineapple-Papaya Mask

Every time I use it, my complexion is noticeably brighter, for DAYS at a time. And with weekly or bi-weekly use, you will start to see the little brown spots start to fade.

Promise me you’ll try it, Diary?

Atta Girl!

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DIY Papaya-Pineapple Mask:

Le DIY pineapple-papaya mask

Why It Works: It uses the enzymes from the pineapple and papaya to remove dead layers of skin to reduce wrinkles and age spots.

Who Should Use it: Anyone in their late twenties and above.

How frequently should you use it: 1-2 times per week.

How to store it: Keep it refrigerated and use within 7-10 days.


  • 1 fresh Papaya
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey

How To Make It: Remove skin & seeds from fruit and cut into squares. Mash or blend in food processor. Separate the juice from the pulp by filtering it through a mesh screen. Discard pulp (or save it for a snack!). Mix in honey. Dip a cotton ball in juice mixture and apply to your clean face, neck, chest, arms and backs of hands. Let set for at least 10-15 minutes before washing it off with water and moisturizing.

*Note: This mask may tingle and itch a little while it is working its magic, but it is sooooo worth it!


Please let me know in the comments if you’ve made this mask or plan on trying it! Also, let me know what kinds of masks and beauty rituals you like to indulge in? Thank you so much for reading this post and following along! 






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