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Treat itchy flaky facial skin with a simple ingredient.

Updated on June 26, 2016

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Treating dry, itchy, flaky, red skin can be very painful especially when the healing options begin to decline. There are different causes to such conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, even probably caused by demodex mites.The problem is that treatments can get expensive over time and only offer benefit for a certain amount of time in some cases. Meanwhile one has to struggle with the effects of problematic skin.

Milk of Magnesia also known as magnesium hydroxide may help relieve problems associated with red, dry, itchy facial skin and possibly a scaly itchy scalp associated with seborrheic dermatitis. The milk helps remove problem causing bacteria to enhance the healing process. It can be put on throughout problematic areas of the face carefully as you shower and then rinsed off after a few minutes. For deeper results it can be left over night only on the face and washed away the next day. On the scalp during the shower process it can be put on for a few moments and then rinsed away, the only drawback is that it may be harsh on the hair which is why it is probably better to use maybe twice a week max. On the face it could be used according to how the healing evolves. It is also important to be careful, not to use too much because it may over dry or create a thick sticky residue on the face, and also avoiding the eye area. People with red rings on the sides of the nose caused by possible demodex mites or rosacea could benefit from using milk of magnesia. To be safe first, try it on a small area and observe to ensure there isn't any type of unwanted reaction that may be uncomfortable. If you don't feel comfortable with it, stop its use.

Permanent healing hasn't been proven yet, but it may be a good alternative to calm down the symptoms. If not sure, seek medical help before use.

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      butterflystar 4 years ago from A Place of Success :)

      I just tried this product on a rash on my arms and had incredible results, thank you for posting this hub. :)

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      todaylearning 4 years ago from Texas, United States

      Hi, I'm glad you found this hub useful, Thanks for your feedback. :)

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      suzan 4 years ago

      Hi, I have had this horrible condition for a year now and when I sleep my face turns into elephant skin, the worst part is that everyone tells me that I caused it by picking at my face. I was going to eat my gun , then I gave myself several Ivermectin shots, yes 1mg every other day for a week plus 500 mg of Metronidazole. It got better. I just tried the milk of Mag. CDC said Permethrin will kill it but no. Are u saying this is permanent?

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      todaylearning 4 years ago from Texas, United States

      Hi, no, permanent healing hasn't been proven at least not that I know of, but it has helped reduce redness on the scalp and on the nose whenever flareups occur to a friend of mine (can't guarantee that everyone will have similar results). Maybe taking a look at foods that may play a role in the problem, drinking enough water, reactions to bath soaps or laundry detergents, maybe the weather, looking back to what was different when the problem wasn't there to see what changes have occurred. I hope I've been helpful and would like to give more advice, but this is all I know, it's always best to see a doctor when things get out of hand, thank you for your comments.

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