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

This is quite a common reaction to using the Magnesium Body Sprays or Magnesium Gel and can be a sign the body’s cellular magnesium levels are low. This tingling sensation is caused by the magnesium, which is a large molecule, being rapidly absorbed through the skin.

This reaction will decrease as your body’s cellular magnesium levels increase.

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, Magnesium Creams or Magnesium Body Butter can provide a gentler solution to raising your levels.

For more information about transdermal magnesium, please see our blog post Transdermal Magnesium Explained

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