Using milk of magnesia for oil control??

Dr I - I have heard that milk of magnesia is good for controlling oily skin (some make up artists recommend putting a thin film on the face before applying foundation to keep the oil in check). Does this have any scientific backing or is this just an urban legend? Do you recommend this or will this have any negative side effects on your face? I have mild acne during my period with oily skin on my t-zone and cheeks.

Wow …. I thought I’d heard almost everything about home skin remedies but I’ve never heard this one.    There’s a chalky consistency to it so maybe it absorbs oil???  If you try it, will you let us know?   🙂 Dr. I

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