3 crazy oily skin hacks that actually work

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Image: Getty Images

Ever left your house feeling like you could conqure the world because your face looks exactly the way you want – shine free. Fast forward to two hours later and a trip to the bathroom reveals the glistening shine that has taken over your face! Or have you resorted to staying away from outdoor events because your make-up could start melting any minute? If you have oily skin, then you know the feeling and you’re tempted to try almost anything to banish the oil for good.

Here are some very interesting things people do to combat the oil slick. Warning! Do not try this at home.

Milk of Magnesia

Yes, the good old milk of magnesia has been discovered as a great product for keeping your skin matte all day long. There is no scientific proof that it works, but it’s been praised by a lot of bloggers on You Tube. However, there are some that warn that prolonged use of Milk of Magnesia could be bad for your skin.


This oily skin make-up hack originated in Korea, and it supposedly helps your make up stay in place and shine free the whole day, despite the fact that it involves dunking your face in cold water.


Discovered from a nuerotoxin that causes the disease Botulism, Botox was originally invented for treatment of an eye condition, but it’s life as a cosmetically used substance continues to surprise us. From a temporary wrinkle remedy, to treating migranes and hyperhydrosis, it seems new uses of botox are popping up ever so often. Now you can also use botox to stop your oily skin from producing too much oil?!

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