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Oleic sebum and linoleic sebum

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The sebaceous glands normally produce sebum with linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid. This type of sebum has a liquid viscosity. It is calming to the skin and does not promote follicular irritation that leads to plugs. When linoleic acid is not available, the sebaceous glands produce sebum with oleic acid. This oleic form of sebum is irritating to the skin and promotes plugs. Oleic sebum is much firmer than linoleic sebum and is prone to producing hard plugs rather than flowing out of the follicle. This causes blackheads and whiteheads and both of these conditions may lead to acne infections.

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Very true.......but for some reason this isn't allievated by comsuming more linoleic acid in your diet.

It's more of a delocialization rather than a true deficiency.......

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Very true.......but for some reason this isn't allievated by comsuming more linoleic acid in your diet.

It's more of a delocialization rather than a true deficiency.......

My blackheads are reduced when I avoid oleic and supplement with linoleic and avoid fried foods.

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