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Can Sebum Regulate Sebaceous Gland Production?

Does autoregulation of sebum production exist? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about whether sebum can regulate sebaceous gland production. In lay terms, does the skin really know how greasy it is? Let me explain. I read a lot of articles online that say scrubbing away the grease (aka sebum) from your face causes the cells in the skin to produce more of it. Or that if you leave skin alone to its devices, it will be able to figure out the perfect amount of sebum and stop production. This perfect amount will vary among different individuals. That’s why some people have […]