Sebum is a fatty secretion produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin which, mixed with sweat, protects the skin from drying out. Several factors can cause the development of sebum. A diet too rich in fat, hormonal changes, a lack of vitamins, intoxication or stress can all cause this hair disorder.

As we age, we can also develop oily hair and scalp. The accumulation of sebum hinders the development of new hair and if there is new hair then it tends to thin out over time. It can also be associated with a more serious hair problem such as alopecia.


What causes excess sebum ?
Poorly adapted or badly used cosmetics (too rich, too stripping), and exposure to the sun without protection can also encourage the overproduction of sebum. In adulthood, pollution, smoking, stress and fatigue are more likely to cause excess sebum.
What is the role of sebum ?
The sebaceous gland is an organ located in the dermis. It is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of sebum, which forms part of the hydrolipidic film. The role of sebum is to protect the skin from external aggressions and dehydration.
How to fight against excess sebum ?
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