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SEBO: what is it? what is needed?   

The  sebum  it is a natural secretion of the skin elaborated by specific glands called sebaceous, located under the skin of the whole body, except on the palms of the hands and feet. It is an oily fatty substance that contributes to the hydration of the skin thanks to the maintenance of the hydrolipidic film, the natural barrier of the skin, the first bulwark of protection from external agents. The production of sebum by the skin depends on both age and a genetic component.

The mixture is mainly composed of:

His  composition varies from subject to subject  and it is conditioned by environmental and ethnic factors, it is not known to everyone but the sebum is mainly influenced by the climate and therefore by the latitudes.  

The sebaceous glands have a round shape and are located just below the surface of the skin, in the dermal layer, not present evenly in the body. The sebum produced by the sebaceous gland flows into the hair follicle and from there to the surface of the skin.

The  sebum  is the promoter of  numerous activities: it is a good one  waterproofing  for the skin, it makes it soft and pliable, it has  anti-fungal properties  and finally  determines the specific odor  of the individual.

Many factors can determine a  increase or decrease in sebum production. Generally, the peak of production occurs during puberty.

Even during the  menstrual cycle the sebaceous glands produce more sebum, as well as during  menopause ,  pregnancy  And  taking the contraceptive pill.  

As we age, the body reduces sebum production and it is precisely for this reason that older people are more prone to have a  dry skin .  

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