Milk of Magnesia mask - what kind?

tgreyztgreyz Registered Users Posts: 1,627
I went to Wal Mart and bought a bottle of generic original milk of magnesia. I have heard it is a good mask for oily skin. Is this the right kind? And do I just smear it on my face or dilute it somehow?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I used to use MOM for an acne mask YEARS AND YEARS ago. I just smeared it on my face and let it dry. Sometimes I left it on overnight. I don't actually think it ever really helped, but in those days, I was so desparate for help that I tried anything.

    These days, I use a good quality salicylic acid and that keeps my pores clear and my oil under control. The SA's in the grocery/drug stores are crap though...filled with detergents and fillers that make them ineffective and even cause breakouts. I use this one:

    It has only 3 ingredients and works wonders on my pores.
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Registered Users Posts: 5,000
    It doesn't matter what kind of MOM you use. I haven't tried is as a mask, what I do is smear some on my T-zone after I've applied products like toner, acne cream, etc, but before I put on my makeup. It really does help with the oil and shine, way more than anything else I've tried (and spent a lot more money on, for that matter!).
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  • curly_princesscurly_princess Registered Users Posts: 360
    Plain ol MoM is fine. I dilute mine (1 part MoM to 3 parts water) then use a makeup sponge to spread it over my face before I put my makeup on. If you want to use it as a mask, I probably wouldn't dilute it. I hope you like it! Let me know if you have any other questions.
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