Q. I am 38 years old and have never had acne in my entire life. In the past year, however, I have had a severe acne breakout, mainly on my forehead.
I am not too sure about the cause and I’ve tried everything under the sun to control it, to no avail. Last week I came across the strange idea of applying milk of magnesia (MoM) to acne. After just four days of use, my acne is clearly in retreat.
Most of the big ugly pimples are gone from the sides of my forehead. The new ones seem to be getting smaller. I am very impressed with the results from MoM and hope they continue.
A. We first heard about this remedy three years ago when a mother reported success for her son’s acne. A letter in the Archives of Dermatology (Jan. 1975) reported that nightly application of MoM reduced acne redness and inflammation.
We are sending you our Guide to Skin Care & Treatment with a range of acne treatments including both drug and non-drug approaches.