20 Apr '15, 9am

10 Insanely Viral Pinterest Beauty Tricks That Can Actually Really Hurt You

10 Insanely Viral Pinterest Beauty Tricks That Can Actually Really Hurt You

Milk of magnesia is a laxative and antacid that treats constipation and heartburn. It’s long been rumored 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 neutralize 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. Stick to an actual makeup primer, like this Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer , which will mattify oily skin and is actually designed to be used on your face.

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