Changes that are produced in the sebaceous glands 1

Changes that are produced in the sebaceous glands

In this article I talk about the changes produced in the sebaceous glands in as much as we age and their relationship with cutaneous dryness.

Coating the horny layer of the epidermis we find the hydrolipid film, which is an emulsion formed by the water coming from the sweat glands and the environment, together with the lipids from the sebaceous glands and the horny layer, aiding the function of the skin barrier.

As you can appreciate in the image of the sebaceous gland, it is a secreting organ formed by the group of lobes, which possess conduits through which circulate the tallow, the conduit of each lobe discharges the lipid materials synthesising in a major conduit which discharges in the upper part of the hair follicles. This secreted grease helps to lubricate the hair and avoid the skin dehydrating.

Changes that are produced in the sebaceous glands 2

Normally this secretion is constant from puberty until the age of 45 approximately, from this age there is a gradual reduction being greater in women than men. The sebaceous glands atrophy with age and their secretion activity will diminish. By reducing the production of this grease it is difficult for the skin to maintain its moisture which produces dryness which could include itchiness (common in old people).

To avoid this dryness at body level which can be characterised by roughness, flaking, loss of elasticity….we can use Origen Bobal Hydrating Body Milk daily after a shower, and in this way succeed in giving nutrition in depth to the skin and re-establish its elasticity.

For facial care, the Bobal Origen Cream will help to nourish the skin from the inside allowing smoothing of laughter lines. We hope you enjoyed this.

Mª José