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Truth on health tips!
Health & Fitness
The tip: Use milk of magnesia as a face primer.
The truth: Milk of magnesia is a laxative and antacid that treats constipation and heartburn. It's long been rumoured to work as a makeup primer and a skin mattifier due to its chalky texture. Although this tactic might work for some, ......
.... it's more likely to cause bad breakouts. Here's why: Milk of magnesia has a pH level of 10 or 10.5, whereas the normal pH of the outer layer of skin is 4.2 - 4.6, meaning milk of magnesia is basic and your skin is more acidic. If you neutralise the acidity of your skin, you'll create a.....
.... growth environment for the bacteria, which can't grow at an acidic level, and cause breakouts.