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GLOSSARY : Oily skin with imperfections

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Sebum

Sebum is a substance made mainly of lipids, secreted by the sebaceous glands at the base of each hair. In combination with sweat, it protects the skin from drying out and from external stress.

This word also belongs to the categories Sensitive and intolerant skin, Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin, Dry and uncomfortable skin.

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