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5 Things You Need to Know About Sebaceous Glands

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5 Things You Need to Know About Sebaceous Glands
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Sebaceous glands are found over the entire body, either under hair follicles or under pores, and secrete an oil called sebum, which helps to keep skin moisturized and healthy. Sebum itself is a mixture of fat and dead cells that produced fat and is essential to prevent dry, cracking, itchy skin and for healthy hair. Additionally, the natural oils found on the skin protect us from bacteria and other foreign substances from entering the body while keeping water in.

Sebaceous glands are found over the entire body, either under hair follicles or under pores, and secrete an oil called sebum, which helps to keep skin moisturized and healthy. Sebum itself is a mixture of fat and dead cells that produced fat and is essential to prevent dry, cracking, itchy skin and for healthy hair. Additionally, the natural oils found on the skin protect us from bacteria and other foreign substances from entering the body while keeping water in.

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