A 31-year-old female asked:
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Hi, can i use olay cc cream while pregnant, im 25 weeks. is that true that any cream we apply goes to the skin not to blood stream??

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Should be fine: But you are right, that remember we are more than just we eat, what you put on your skin(creams, deodarants, etc) are absorbed to - granted though to a much lesser extent, in general, compared to what we eat. You can always ask your OB and if you're really worried just avoid it.
Answered on Feb 25, 2015
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