Why does magnesium tingle/itch when I apply it to my skin?

This is quite a common reaction when first applying magnesium topically, however this will subside with continued use.

To reduce the reaction, we recommend the following techniques: -

  • Apply only a small amount to any individual skin area and massage in well.
  • Apply after a shower onto wet skin, while pores are open.
  • Vary the application areas, avoiding sensitive or broken skin areas.
  • Little but often is the key. Massage in and wait for a minute or so then try a little more.

Magnesium Flakes added to a warm bath or footbath, or Magnesium Creams can provide a gentler solution to raising your levels.

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