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Truth on health tips!

posted in 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.


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