Saturday, October 31, 2009

Acne Home Remedy Milk of Magnesia

When putting together an acne home remedy supply list; a must have in your house at all times products list. Milk of magnesia needs to be right up there at the top. You know, that stuff you grandmother had in her medicine cabinet for upset stomachs and constipation. Well it turns out this little gem can go a long way in helping with getting rid of zits and blackheads as well as that tummy ache.

Now if you are one of those bright people that actually listened and learned things from you elders I am probably not telling you something you don't already know. My grandma, bless her heart, always had an ample supply in her home. I can close my eyes and vividly picture it, bright as day. A heavy blue glass bottle with the name Phillips Milk of Magnesia embossed in raised letters across the front. The bottle was never empty and always reached for whenever I had a rash or pimple outbreak of any sort, as well as the occasional upset stomach. She would slather it on the affected area and send me back out to play. Isn't it funny the things you remember as a child.

Now while the primary purpose of milk of magnesia may be to make you poop. (Its active ingredients; magnesium hydroxide - Mg (HO2), Brucite in its rock form - and sodium hypochlorite – NaCIO, you know it as bleach.) There are beauty professionals that swear by its antibacterial properties . Its ability to draw impurities from the skin drying out excessive oil leaving skin smooth and tight. Making it a perfect acne home remedy.

A Great Acne Toning Mask

Simply apply a thin coat to the face or other affected area and allow to dry. While you may experience some tightness, that's to be expected. To wash off, simply rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Acne Spot Treatment

Put a couple of drops of milk of magnesia on a cotton ball and dab on the afflicted area. You can apply makeup after.

Mild Acne Cleanser

Use like you would body soap in the shower.

While the manufactures of milk of magnesia say it will keep for three years in an unopened bottle. Once opened, it will probably retain its potency for six to nine months and should never be refrigerated. Give milk of magnesia acne home remedy a try. It may be just the natural acne cure home remedy that's right for you.


  1. First time I've heard of this. I just posted an article about beating acne using tea tree oil on my other blog.

    I learned something new today. Thanks for the tip. :)

  2. it's a nice post and a great blog about acne

  3. Milk of magnesia for acne is probably one of the best inexpensive home remedies out there. I think Americans were too busy being pitched to by late night infomercial guys hawking everything from weight loss systems and acne cures to buy foreclosures for pennies on the dollar - (only to have the mailman deliver some over promised under delivered junk that doesn't get returned because it's too much of a hassle or just plain embarrassment). But with the down turn in the economy maybe now they will open their eyes and see all the wonderful natural acne options that are out there.

  4. so I think anyone who thinks or feels that they have a skin condition which relates to acne,
    they should try and see if it works for them, and I’m sure it will work for them..

  5. Good Informative Post! Acne is kind of skin infection if not treated properly can leave life time acne scars. Among the many skin disorders faced by adults

    and teenagers alike, acne is one of the most common problems.

    Both adults and teenagers face the problem of acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and blemishes which leads to ugly scars.

    Natural Acne Treatment Tips

  6. This is really a well laid out website. I like how you have presented your information with excellent detail. Keep up the great work here.

  7. If you want to solve the question that how to get rid of acne then Keep trying to cover up the symptoms using chemical drugs and useless over the counter acne products. Make the underlying problem worse and in the mean time keep hoping that the acne will miraculously disappear one day. You might even resort to taking dangerous oral drugs such as Accutane.