I don't know about you but I get excited everytime I discover a new beauty secret...
Thanks to my lovely sister-in-law, I just found out that "milk of magnesia" is one of beauty's best kept secrets..specifically for oily skin...When I first heard this, I was completely shocked because all I remember as a kid was taking milk of magenesia whenever I had an upset stomach-which by the way tasted nasty!!!
So how does this great laxative help with oily skin? Well, I have been using milk of magnesia on my face for a week now and here is what I found out:
As a Toner: The reason why milk of magnesia is such a great laxative is because it has relaxing properties. As it has the ability to relax and calm unsettled intestines to reduce acid in one's stomach, it also has the ability to calm and relax one's skin. So rather than using a daily toner after cleansing my face to help restore my skin's natural PH, I dab just a little milk of magnesia with a cotton ball on my face (particularly on my nose and forehead because I have combination skin). I do feel a difference every time I use it. My face always seems more relaxed and less sensitive.
As a Pore Minimizer: I have noticed that milk of magnesia also reduces my pores and removes leftover dirt from my face. If I apply too much on my face, it overdries it and leaves a white, chalky cast. So please be careful with the amount you apply. Believe me, a little goes a long way. Just a little and you'd see magic happen.
As an Acne Treatment: Last week, a pimple was trying to form on the tip of my nose. I dabbed milk of magnesia directly on it and left it overnight. You may call it a miracle, but the next day, the pimple was absolutely gone!!! It dried out completely. I have also read that the reason why this product is such a great acne treatment is because it contains natural zinc, which battles acne fabulously.
As a Primer: I never wear makeup without primer because I don't want anything clogging my precious pores. Also, when it comes to primer, I hardly experiment. I truly stick with what works for me. However, I have noticed that using milk of magnesia as a primer, after my daily moisturizer application, is absolutely phenomenal. It works fantastically as a primer as it tightens one's pores and absorbs oil, making it receptive to makeup while preventing any clogging on the face. The fab thing about milk of magnesia is that I never need to retouch my makeup because it makes my makeup last longer and shine less. My nose usually gets oily during the day, but with milk of magnesia, my nose stays dry from dusk till dawn.
If you have oily skin or combination skin , try it out and let me know what you think...I currently use Phillips' brand, but I heard any brand will be suffice. I would love to hear your thoughts...Good or bad :)
Remain delicious in pink,