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Can you use olive oil for tanning?

From: 
Namrata
Question: 

Please tell me whether using olive oil on the skin makes the skin darker.

Source: 
Dr. Deane
Answer: 

I have not seen any studies which suggest applying olive oil stimulates the melanin cells which cause darkening. Putting oil on the skin during sun exposure can cause increased burning and tanning.

Date: 
Monday, January 2, 2006

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