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Benefits of Milk of Magnesia for Oily Skin Which You May Not Know

Updated on July 15, 2015
Many Benefits of Milk of Magnesia Which You May Not Know
Many Benefits of Milk of Magnesia Which You May Not Know

If you are really baffled with your skin problems only because you have oily skin, then here is one of the most effective solutions for the same. All those who have oily skin are more prone to suffer from pimples and acne. But now, look no further in purchasing costly products, milk of magnesia for oily skin can prove wonderful.

Milk of magnesia is also known as magnesium hydroxide and it is basically a suspension of hydrated carbonate in water. You can get it easily since it is available in local drugstores and at a cheap price. It comes in both liquid form as well as pills too.

Though it has been recommended by the doctors for relieving people with constipation, heart bun, indigestion and other stomach ailments, it is also being used to treat oily skin.

Milk of Magnesia Facial Benefits

Milk of magnesia can serve as a great toner for your oily skin, it can also be used as a perfect cleanser.

If you use it on a regular basis it helps you to get rid of blackheads and large pores on the skin too. For oily skin types, it can serve as a perfect makeup base too.

Milk of magnesia for oily skin can prove one of the best treatments in tackling pimples, acne and other skin problems.

It is easy to use and apply.

It makes your skin smooth and helps to prevent redness and blotchiness too.

If you use it on a regular basis, you will certainly see a visible difference in your skin too.

It helps you to get rid of large pores on the nose.

If you are using it as a face mask then it helps to give your skin an even tone also.

It indeed helps you to get even skin which is needed by the models and celebrities for flawless photos.

Use Milk of Magnesia if you have oily skin
Use Milk of Magnesia if you have oily skin

How to Use Milk of Magnesia for Oily Skin

It is very important to first shake the bottle of Milk of magnesia before you start to use it.

Before using just wash your face and pat it dry with a soft towel.

Once done, just take a cotton ball and dip it in the liquid milk of magnesia and apply a thin layer over your face and neck.

When it dries, you can apply your makeup over it, without washing your face. This works the best for oily skin types and not for dry skin.

Many women with oily skin also use it as a face primer for oily skin too. It works the best in summer months when there is more oil to be seen on the face.

If you are not much comforted with using it as a makeup base, then surely use it as a face mask and wash off and move on with your makeup essentials.

It is also regarded as an effective tropical treatment for the skin. Apart from reducing oil and sweat it helps to bring an added shine on to your skin.

Using Milk of Magnesia for Pimples

It is said to be equally good for treating pimples and acne too and a number of women have been using the same.

It is alkaline in nature and thereby helps to extract the excessive oil from the skin and thus prevents the breakout of acne and pimples.

It is available in various drug shops. Also, due to its antibacterial qualities it works on the skin and helps to keep the skin free of bacteria.

Just apply a thin layer of it on your face and let it remain their for few minutes and then wash off.

Precautions to Take Before Applying

It should not be used on a daily basis, rather just once or twice a week.

It makes the skin very dry and tight so it is recommended basically for oily skin types only.

People who are having dry skin should not use it.

If you are using it on a larger amount, then there is a fear of white patches too getting developed on the skin, so always use it in small quantities.

Also it should not be used by those allergic to magnesium.

Milk of magnesia is also known to cause itchiness and flakiness so first apply it on a small portion to see that you do not suffer from any of the side effects.


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    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice and informative hub about the benefits of milk of magnesia for oily skin. I was not aware of this. Thanks for sharing the information!

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      3 years ago from India

      @Thelma, oh thanks so much for sharing it, i hope your friend is able to get rid of her skin problem

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Thanks younghopes for sharing this informative hub. I know of someone who has oily problem skin on her face and so I share it in fb. I hope she can get this milk of magnesia where she lives.

    • younghopes profile imageAUTHOR

      Shadaan Alam 

      3 years ago from India

      Thanks Poetryman, it is great that you found it interesting

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      3 years ago

      I had never heard of using milk of magnesia in this way. Very interesting.


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