Oh, So That’s Why Magnesium Sprays Make My Skin So Itchy

Itchy skin

Spritzing magnesium on your skin can have countless benefits—from soothing sore muscles to helping you fall fast asleep. But if you’ve ever sprayed it on yourself as a way to drift off to dreamland, you likely know that there’s one pretty pesky side effect associated with the stuff: itchy AF skin.

“The pH of the product varies greatly from the pH of our own natural skin. This can create the sensation of itching and irritation when applied topically,” explains Rachel Nazarian, MD, of NYC’s Schweiger Dermatology.

If you’re feeling the burn after you spray, regardless of the cause, there are a few things you can do. Dr. Nazarian suggests applying a topical skin anti-inflammatory cream.

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Source: Well+Good – Oh, So That’s Why Magnesium Sprays Make My Skin So Itchy By, Zoe Weiner

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