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Isn't Milk of Magnesia bad for your skin?

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Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:49 pm      Reply with quote
A couple of months ago I developed these huge, horrible ugly cysts on the side of my nose and chin. This was right around Thanksgiving and because of this, I didn't want my picture to be taken Sad

Since I haven't gotten one of these in years, I quit using the finishing powder from EM because I thought the cornstarch was the culprit. At the same time, I also stopped applying Milk of Magnesia as a mattifier and resigned myself to having a shiny face until I discovered the wonders of silk dust! These cysts were so bad that I still have a scar on my chin - it's fading slowly (whether this is due to the drops of lavendar oil I've been applying on a daily basis or the passage of time, I do not know)

Anyhoo, I was browsing through some old threads and I wondered if the alkalinity in MOM was the true culprit - I'd never really given PH factor a second thought until now, but when you look at this scale, MOM is just one PH factor below ammonia and 2 factors greater than baking soda!! so did I damage the acid mantle on my skin?

I'm pasting the link and quote below, any thoughts on this? Many thanks to Tangal for posting this BTW!


http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/posting.php?mode=quote&p=179755

Tangal wrote:
Some Info on pH and wait times


Some pH examples:

pH 1 battery acid - (acid extreme)
pH 1.5 -2 = Gastric (stomach) acid
pH 2.5 = Cola soft drinks
pH 2 = lemon juice
pH 3 = vinegar
ph = 3.5 Orange Juice
pH 4.6-5.5 = healthy skin
pH 5.5 = rain, (pure water, when exposed to the atmosphere, will take in carbon dioxide, changing its pH)
pH 6.5 = milk
pH 6.5 – 7.4 = Healthy Saliva
pH 7 = pure distilled water - (this is Neutral pH, neither acid or base)[/color]
pH 7.35 – 7.45 = human blood
pH 8.5 = baking soda
pH 9 = Sea Water
pH 9.0-10.0 = Hand Soap, detergents
pH 10.5 = Milk of Magnesia
pH 11.5 = household ammonia
pH 12.5 = household bleach
pH 13 = lye (sodium hydroxide, or Draino)(Alkaline or Base extreme)

Skin, and the Acid Mantle


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Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:45 am      Reply with quote
I stopped using MOM after seeing Tangal's post as well. I'm doing pretty well controlling oil with ylang ylang oil and silk dust, and didn't want to risk any problems from the MOM. I would be curious if someone has an answer to this, though - I know Carekate was the one first recommending the MOM primer here, and she seems pretty conscientious and well-informed about what she puts on her skin.

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:22 am      Reply with quote
Until I hear anything to the contrary, I've placed MOM on my shelf of products NOT to use. Too bad, it really did leave a nice finish....

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:02 am      Reply with quote
I was going to try MOM until I read about the silk pearl dust. Has anybody tried both to see if there was a difference?

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:31 am      Reply with quote
Sundew wrote:
I was going to try MOM until I read about the silk pearl dust. Has anybody tried both to see if there was a difference?


I used both the silk dust and MOM in conjunction with each other, and did not see much difference than when I just use the silk dust. I have some pearl powder at home and so was going to try adding some to the CareKate's silk dust I've got this weekend. It sounds in some other threads like folks have had good luck with that, and I have used a sample of the pearl creme and liked it very much.

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:44 am      Reply with quote
Witch sild dust is the best ? And what about rice powder...anyone tryed it ? I really want to buy one of the two ?Im also going to reserch some old post to see how to use it propelly .

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Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:05 am      Reply with quote
oh dear, I am so disappointed to learn this, as i really do like how MOM makes my forehead stay matte even after a long flight! So far it has not upset my skin, so i would like to keep using it, but dear god, that PH just can't be good!

Is the silk dust the answer?

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Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:02 am      Reply with quote
steffers wrote:
oh dear, I am so disappointed to learn this, as i really do like how MOM makes my forehead stay matte even after a long flight! So far it has not upset my skin, so i would like to keep using it, but dear god, that PH just can't be good!

Is the silk dust the answer?


Steffers, I'm curious if other products you used either before or after applying MOM restored your PH balance? Maybe that's why it works so well for some but so horrible for others.

At least for me, silk dusk is absolutely the answer! I've been using 100% silk dust from Everyday Minerals for nearly a month now with great results; it's earned a permanent place in my makeup bag! Very Happy

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:28 pm      Reply with quote
athena123 wrote:
Steffers, I'm curious if other products you used either before or after applying MOM restored your PH balance? Maybe that's why it works so well for some but so horrible for others.

At least for me, silk dusk is absolutely the answer! I've been using 100% silk dust from Everyday Minerals for nearly a month now with great results; it's earned a permanent place in my makeup bag! Very Happy


Well, I apply the MOM last, just dab it on my forehead with a cotton ball and it does the trick. Good question, i wonder if either my moisturizer (YY Oil), or my sunscreen (currently Juicy Beauty SPF 30) may neutralize the negative effect.

Now here's a question, not to get off topic, but are all "silk dusts" the same? I ask because this forum loves and raves about Jurlique's Silk Dust, and now i'm hearing about Everyday Minerals. Are they essentially the same? Is there a big price difference between brands of silk dust? And do you apply silk dust as the last step in your routine, similar to MOM?

Thanks! Very Happy

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Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:58 pm      Reply with quote
steffers wrote:
athena123 wrote:
Steffers, I'm curious if other products you used either before or after applying MOM restored your PH balance? Maybe that's why it works so well for some but so horrible for others.

At least for me, silk dusk is absolutely the answer! I've been using 100% silk dust from Everyday Minerals for nearly a month now with great results; it's earned a permanent place in my makeup bag! Very Happy


Well, I apply the MOM last, just dab it on my forehead with a cotton ball and it does the trick. Good question, i wonder if either my moisturizer (YY Oil), or my sunscreen (currently Juicy Beauty SPF 30) may neutralize the negative effect.

Now here's a question, not to get off topic, but are all "silk dusts" the same? I ask because this forum loves and raves about Jurlique's Silk Dust, and now i'm hearing about Everyday Minerals. Are they essentially the same? Is there a big price difference between brands of silk dust? And do you apply silk dust as the last step in your routine, similar to MOM?

Thanks! Very Happy


Steffers--

There is a huge price difference between Jurlique and EDM, J-31.52USD EDM-12.00USD. I love the way Jurlique smells but, the EDM gives better oil control IMO. You can use silk dust as a primer before makeup and/or as a setting powder. I unfortunately had to stop using EDM b/c it made me itch like crazy, I dont think that anyone else has had this problem though. The funny thing is Jurliqe contains no actual silk (Corn Starch, Rice Starch, Silica, Calendula extract, Arnica, With Hazel Daisy, Sage, Rosemary, Orris, Lavender oil ) where as the EDM is 100% silk dust.

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Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:20 pm      Reply with quote
But have you heard about someone who had problems with MOM? Or it's just based on the ''Ph form'' ??

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