Q. I have been using milk of magnesia on my face for the past two months since reading it in your column. My face flakes are gone!
I pour it in my hand and massage it on my face–forehead, eyebrows, around the eyes, nose, cheeks and chin–while showering. Then I rinse it off at the end of the shower. It’s a great, cost-effective alternative to expensive Nizoral and it works better, too.
A. A reader told us that a doctor suggested a topical mixture of milk of magnesia and Lotrimin AF for seborrheic dermatitis. This skin condition causes itching, flaking, scales or redness on the scalp or on the face around the eyebrows, forehead, nose and chin.