The Sebaceous gland is a small gland found in our skin. These glands are responsible for the deposition of an oily secretion called sebum on the hair of our skin. These sebaceous gland are found in all parts of our body aside from the palm of your hand and the sole. These gland are commonly located in hairy areas of our body. They can be found on some non-hairy parts of the body like the eyes, nipples, labia minora, penis and your nose. With the onset of maturity or puberty sebum production begins within our bodies.
Sebaceous glands can over react and over produce thereby impacting our skin. One common problem that teenagers and young adult experience as a result is skin problem. To much oil in the body results in pimples and acne. Acne develops as a result of blockage in the follicles. Dirt and other dust that you can get from the air can easily stick to your skin because of too much oil that the sebaceous gland produces. These skin conditions usually begins at puberty, when the body starts to produce hormones called androgens which cause the enlargement and over stimulation of the sebaceous glands. However, the extra oil that the sebaceous glands produce mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria on the skin’s surface can blocks pores causing a build up of oil. Inside the blocked pores there are multiple bacteria that leads to inflammation, this then causes pimples and if it is not treated may lead to acne.
There are ways to prevent these things from happening. Proper hygiene is needed, frequent facial washing is needed in order to prevent pimples. If you wash frequently, the oils on your face will get removed. It is best to used facial wash that can prevent skin oil.
Another thing to consider is to use facial cleanser after you wash your face, this will additionally remove remnants of dirt on your face. If the issue still continues, seek help from your dermatologist. They may recommend suitable products that can help you solve this problem. You need to invest in supplements too. Give special attention to zinc because of its properties to help heal acne. Furthermore, it can also help promote the healing process and prevent the appearance of scars.