Have you ever had a beautiful face of makeup on just to find out that 3 hours later you look cakey and like a complete grease ball? Well, if you have oily skin and want to stop having to constantly blot and re touch your foundation through out the day then I have the answer for you. It’s in a small bottle, in the digestive aisle at your local drugstore. What am I speaking of? Milk of Magnesia. Yes you read that right! Milk of Magnesia! This liquid laxative which is meant to combat constipation also makes a great facial primer.
Now I thought this sounded absolutely crazy when I first heard this too. Something that is meant for constipation is supposed to go on my face? Despite my apprehension, I gave it a try and found it to really work!! It drastically reduces the amount of oil on my face, leaving me matte for majority of the day. Now nothing will make you completely oil free but this MoM comes pretty darn close to it.
You can buy name brand MoM or generic, it doesn’t matter as they both get the job done. However, just make sure you purchase the original flavor as the flavors have mineral oils in them that can cause breakouts.
Since using MoM I haven’t experienced any breakouts or clogged pores but we’re all different. I highly suggest doing a patch test first before applying it to your whole face.
How to use Milk of Magnesia:
Cleanse and moisturize your face
Shake the bottle and apply a small amount to the areas that get oily with a cotton round
Let it dry for 1-2 minutes before applying your foundation. A white chalky residue may be left on your face. This is ok as it will buff out once you apply your foundation.