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Mineral oil : can I use as emollient for dry skin, does it work, will it give me pimples or bumps?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Maybe.
Contrary to what you read on the internet, mineral oil is pretty harmless.
If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it.

In brief: Maybe.
Contrary to what you read on the internet, mineral oil is pretty harmless.
If you apply it right after showering, while your skin is still moist, it will seal in the moisture and relieve dryness. If you have very sensitive skin you might get pimples or bumps from plugged up oil glands - but you won't know unless you try it.
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