Oily Skin: An Overview

@article{Sakuma2012OilySA,
  title={Oily Skin: An Overview},
  author={Thais Sakuma and Howard I Maibach},
  journal={Skin Pharmacology and Physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={227 - 235}
}
Oily skin (seborrhea) is a common cosmetic problem that occurs when oversized sebaceous glands produce excessive amounts of sebum giving the appearance of shiny and greasy skin. This paper overviews the main concepts of sebaceous gland anatomy and physiology, including the biosynthesis, storage and release of sebum, as well as its relationship to skin hydration and water barrier function. We also address how skin oiliness may vary according to diet, age, gender, ethnicity and hot humid climates… 

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