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Have oily skin, pimples, dark spots. Milk of magnesia helpful, from where to buy?

hi doctor, i am anu from India (Bangalore) my skin is oily and also have few pimples and some dark spot. by evening my skin shines because of oiliness. i have seen a video in youtube about milk of magnesia in a bottle. I am searching here in my state but of no use. Can you please suggest me any pharmacy where i can buy milk of magnesia? does it suits my skin? Thanking you anu
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Hi Anu,
Milk of magnesia is magnesium hydroxide which is basically used as an antacid( something like digene or mucaine gel). Frankly as a dermatologist i would not suggest it for the skin problems you have mentioned as it would hardly be of any help to you. What I gather is that you basically need a good skin care regime suiting an oily skin. Cleansing, toning(optional) and moisturising is the rule. Firstly, use a good face wash meant for oily skin or acne prone skin( containing salicylic acid). If using a toner(avoid it in winters), use an alcohol free one then follow it with a water based moisturiser(as they are specifically meant for oily skin). One should always use a good sunscreen as it will prevent further occurence of dark spots. For your skin use a sunscree in gel base. Make it a point to atleast wash your face thrice in a day. drink good amount of water, eat fruits and stay happy and healthy. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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