Do you know if using oil externally as a skin cleanser or as an "oil pull" is as detrimental as consuming it?

I don't think so, but I'm not sure. I've never used oil on my skin, except a tiny bit of coconut oil on my elbows, but I switched to unscented shea butter a while ago. Our skin is our biggest organ, and it does absorb, but still I don't think it would be the same as ingesting it.