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I heard babies gain weight if they put oil on their skin. Does that happen to women too?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Oil on skin

Anything applied via your skin could potentially be absorbed into your bloodstream, though i doubt rubbing a small amount of olive oil on your face would really do much.
When medications are applied to the skin, the goal is to actually avoid the GI tract, so no, it won't cause weight gain like eating oil would.

In brief: Oil on skin

Anything applied via your skin could potentially be absorbed into your bloodstream, though i doubt rubbing a small amount of olive oil on your face would really do much.
When medications are applied to the skin, the goal is to actually avoid the GI tract, so no, it won't cause weight gain like eating oil would.
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