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Can fat be absorbed through the skin?

  1. May 4, 2010 #1
    Can lipids/triglycerides/fats be absorbed through the skin? I know the skin is waterproof but is it fatproof? Can fat be absorbed through the skin and increase the subcutaneous fat layer? Specifically butter, olive oil, is there a difference between saturated and unsaturated fats? I'm just curious......... Since facial fat loss = ageing... so putting fat on your face might reverse the process.

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  3. May 4, 2010 #2

    alxm

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    Nope.
     
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