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Simple Mask for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

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This recipe is adapted from Paula Begoun's book, 'The Beauty Bible'. According to Begoun in her famous book, Milk of Magnesia is actually liquid magnesium. Like clay, it's from the earth, but has disinfecting qualities and absorbs oil better than clay. A friend of mine tried this and said her skin never felt better. She loved the natural qualities of the mask, which she doesn't find in store-bought products.

Not sure if your skin is oily? Find out for sure in my article, How to Tell If You Have Oily Skin.


  • 1 bottle Milk of Magnesia (Paula insists no flavors, please)


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Anybody that has Oily Skin NEEDS to do this!, Member JBroxmysox

This is amazing! It is beyond simple and it works perfectly. It does take away the oil, yet it doesn't dry out your skin, so it doesn't make even more oil. Please if you have not done this and you have oily skin you do not know what you are missing!

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