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Pour some water onto your hand. It doesn't disappear. The human skin is cleverly designed and adapted to be hyrdrophobic (repels water). Salt in the sea is dissolved as part of a solution and therefore will not be absorbed by the skin. The only way the sea water can enter your system is via drinking or enterring through the nose!!

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Q: Can you absorb salt from the ocean through your skin?
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