Sebum

Diagram of the Structure of the Skin

Diagram of the Structure of the Skin

Sebum is an important substance for the protection of the skin.
The skin is also known as the "integument", or "integumentary system".

Sebum is an oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands into fine ducts that convey the sebum to the surface of the skin where it emerges with the hair shafts.

 

To view the location of sebum relative to the other key components of the skin see the diagram of the structure of the skin. This may be of particular interest to students of courses in massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, and other health science or clinical courses.

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