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sebum:

see sebaceous glandsebaceous gland
, gland in the skin of mammals that secretes an oily substance called sebum. In humans, sebaceous glands are primarily found in association with hair follicles but also occur in hairless areas of the skin, except for the palms of the hand and soles of the feet.
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sebum

[′sē·bəm]
(physiology)
The secretion of sebaceous glands, composed of fat, cellular debris, and keratin.

sebum

the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that acts as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria
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That's something we're working on by looking at sebum production, which is going to be the ultimate outcome."
Sebum moisturises the skin and helps maintain its integrity, so we're not subject to infection any time our skin breaks.
When natural or organic oils penetrate the skin and mix with sebum (the natural oil that our skin produces), they can help draw out impurities.
Sebum reduction has emerged as a focus of acne treatment, she said, with the following trio of candidates in the pipeline:
In late adulthood, the human skin tends to produce lesser sebum hence making the skin dryer and dull looking.
The study linked lower levels of sebum (the oily secretion of sebaceous glands), and thus reduced skin moisture, with an increase of Archaea.
Insulin resistance leads to the production of higher levels of sebum in the skin, resulting in acne development.
The amount of sebum with an ester bond and the index of protein secondary structure ([beta]/[alpha] defined by the signal ratio of [alpha]-helix and random coil and [beta]-sheet) were measured using a Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectrometer (Flexscan, A2 Technologies, Santa Clara, United States), and average values from more than 3 measurements for each body site were calculated.
This keeps sebaceous glands healthy and secretion of sebum under control.
This is probably mediated by the increase in sebaceous gland activation and sebum composition that occurs around sexual maturity, Jay-Hyun Jo, PhD, wrote (J Invest Dermatol.
- This oil has similarities to that oil produced by human skin known as sebum.