How to Treat Oily Skin With Milk of Magnesia

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How to Treat Oily Skin With Milk of Magnesia
Treat Oily Skin With Milk of Magnesia

Oily skin can present many problems. Excessive oil can cause facial blemishes such as pimples. It can also make it very difficult to keep make-up looking good for any length of time. Expensive cleansers and prescription medications or creams may not be necessary.

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    Try treating your oily skin with milk of magnesia chewable tablets. You can also find the original milky-looking white liquid. It usually can be found in large bottles. You can get a lot of skin treatment for a very economical price.

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    Use Milk of Magnesia to treat oily skin by first washing your skin as usual. Pat your skin completely dry. Always use care and be gentle when you wash your face. It's not necessary to scrub hard, even if your skin is extra-oily. Scrubbing too hard can damage sensitive facial skin.

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    Apply Milk of Magnesia to your face, nose and forehead by using a cotton ball. Saturate the cotton ball with the Milk of Magnesia and dab it lightly onto your skin. Cover all oily areas well. It's best to treat oily skin with Milk of Magnesia immediately after washing your face. Allow the Milk of Magnesia to dry completely on your skin.

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    Put your make-up on directly on top of the Milk of Magnesia once it has completely dried. It makes a great foundation for make-up. The dried Milk of Magnesia forms a base that causes make-up products to stick to your skin. It causes your make-up to last much longer on your skin.

Tips and warnings

  • Milk of Magnesia should only be used if your skin is truly oily. It works wonders to soak up and keep excess oil away. But if your skin is not really that oily, it can be too harsh.

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