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Does the body get calories from hand/body lotions that are rubbed on the skin? Specifically lotions with different oils in them?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

You do not gain weight from topical application of lotion although you can absorb medications such as prescription steroids if you use about 2 oz a day and in very susceptible individuals have an effect on cortisone levels.

In brief: No

You do not gain weight from topical application of lotion although you can absorb medications such as prescription steroids if you use about 2 oz a day and in very susceptible individuals have an effect on cortisone levels.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: No calories

There is such minimal absorption of the oils rubbed into the skin that any calorie increase is minimal, if any at all.

In brief: No calories

There is such minimal absorption of the oils rubbed into the skin that any calorie increase is minimal, if any at all.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Absorbtion of oils rubbed into the skin is minimal to non-existent as it pertains to calories.

In brief: No

Absorbtion of oils rubbed into the skin is minimal to non-existent as it pertains to calories.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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