I occasionally use apricot kernal oil topically. Am I absorbing the omega-6's, and if so, how bad is it? I love coconut oil, but it is pricey, so I use the cheaper oil for non-cooking purposes. Thanks in advance.
asked byLivia_1 (380)
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on August 01, 2012
at 11:26 PM
Certain fatty acids are absorbed through the skin, yes.
fatty acids absorbed in this way would be unlikely to cause inflammation like consuming an o6 heavy food or oil might.
on February 24, 2013
at 05:29 AM
I wouldn't worry about this. I've read elsewhere that the omega-6 will not absorb to be burned as calories, which is why you want to avoid eating it in the first place. I really would not worry about it on your skin.