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What layer of skin are sebaceous glands found in?

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Sebaceous glands are found in the dermis layer of the skin. They are the glands that secrete different cells and the makeup of the gland is dependent on what it is excreting.

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Sebaceous glands are the glands that are responsible for helping the oils of the body leave the skin. They work to secrete the oil and help it get out of the skin through the epidermis. While they are located in the dermis layer of the skin, they are extremely close to the epidermis. They are close to the top of the skin because they need to be able to send the oil out through the pores.

The glands that excrete oil are the main reasons that people get acne. When a sebaceous gland secretes oil that gets stuck in the pores, acne begins to form. This acne can be irritating and can become easily inflamed. The easiest way for people who are experiencing sebaceous acne to combat the problem is to reduce the amount of oil that is excreted by the sebaceous glands. This can be done by keeping the skin clean and not too oily or too dry. A balancing face wash can generally help slow down the excretions, but sometimes dermatological intervention is necessary. People who are suffering with extreme sebaceous acne should always see their doctor before trying to get rid of the acne on their own.

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