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A 18-year-old female asked:

How do i reduce the amount of sebum that is secreted from the sebaceous glands? i find that the sebum oil smells on my face and a bit on my scalp

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Wash frequently: The secretion from the glands will diminish with age. At this stage you need to wash the affected parts with soap and water frequently, including your scalp.
Last updated Mar 4, 2015

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