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Doctor insights on: Baby Oil Side Effects

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more

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Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Sort of.: While it's a myth that you can accelerate tanning by applying baby oil, the use of baby oil instead of a good sunscreen lotion will certainly make your skin much more susceptible to tanning and way more likely to burn. Remember, tanning is your body's way of telling you that you're getting too much sun. Baby oil is a petroleum product that contains no sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is mastrrbating with baby oil safe?

Sure: Lubrication is helpful in preventing chafing/irritation, as long as you are not allergic/sensitive to any of the ingredients in the oil. ...Read more

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What does baby oil do for your skin?

What does baby oil do for your skin?

Not very much.: Baby oil is essentially mineral oil - a petroleum product. Like many other oils, it can be used to trap moisture in your skin if you apply it right after you shower or bathe. And that's about it. ...Read more