oil gland


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oil gland

n.
1. A gland, such as a sebaceous gland, that secretes an oily substance.

oil gland

Medspeak
Sebaceous glands; glandulae sebaceae [NA].
 
Zoology
The secretory unit in certain birds responsible for producing and deploying lipid moieties required for “waterproofing” water fowl.
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* The surface of the lips amounts to just a very thin layer of skin, with no oil glands and little melanin.
* Our lips are not protected by hair or sebaceous glands (oil glands), so they start to chap easily, therefore weekly exfoliation is a must.
Direct exposure to dirt and the absence of oil glands make the skin in the foot area much drier than any other part of our body.
They also preserved features like hair follicles and oil glands.
3 DON'T brush or comb your hair too frequently as this may irritate the scalp and stimulate oil glands to produce more oil, making your hair look lank.
To paraphrase Christina Aguilera, You are beautiful, no matter the state of your oil glands. (See related story,
have no oil glands and a much thinner outer layer of skin, which is why they dry out so quickly.
"Milk contains components similar to the hormone testosterone--this can send oil glands into overdrive." Sweets can elevate blood sugar, causing spots to surface.
"The area doesn't have as many oil glands and has thinner tissue than our faces.
Mats usually form when shed hairs become tangled with non-shed hairs and dirt, environmental moisture, excessive oil from oil glands in the skin, and, in some cases, urine and/or feces.
A basic deep cleansing and extraction facial followed by an IPL Photofacial eliminates all traces of underlying bacteria, balances the over active sweat/ oil glands and tightens pores leaving an even skin tone.