Remedies for hangovers probably started the day after someone discovered the drinking of alcohol for pleasure and escape. Many of them have some pharmacological merit, but few really stand up to the rigors of modern science. One remedy that has gained clinical attention in recent years is the use of transdermal magnesium oil, which contains magnesium chloride. And science is giving this a tentative tick.
One study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery found that a solution containing magnesium chloride and other minerals improved hair growth in participants with alopecia. The study involved 38 participants who were treated with the solution for three months. The researchers found that the solution significantly improved hair density, thickness, and overall growth.
Research suggests that magnesium chloride may be able to help improve a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and dermatitis. Magnesium chloride may be able to benefit the skin by helping to reduce inflammation, improving skin hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; it may also help improve skin elasticity.