Notice that your skin emits a little extra shine? Fact is, everyone has oil in their skin. Under each of your pores is a sebaceous gland that produces natural oils called sebum. This helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
We hope you like our faster and more stable platform. Please tell us if you experience any problems. DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Sebum is a complex and variable mixture of lipids including:. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands when they disintegrate. The gland cells last about a week, from formation to discharge.
What Is Sebum and Why Does It Build Up on Skin and Hair?
It coats, moisturizes, and protects your skin. So, what exactly is sebum made up of? If you have very oily skin, your body may be producing an excess amount of the mixture of lipids fat-like molecules that make up sebum. It also contains a mixture of sweat, dead skin cells, and tiny particles of pretty much whatever else is in the dust floating around you. Sebaceous glands cover the vast majority of your body.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a very common condition that causes small bumps on the skin. The bumps are most often skin-colored, but can also take on a white to slightly yellow tint. The surface of the bumps can be smooth, or slightly uneven and coarse.