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What is the material that clogs up skin pores?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
An oily substance called sebum produced underneath the skin can act like a glue, binding with dead skin cells and blocking the openings of hair follicles. Continued build up of oil can lead to a pimple. Watch this animation to see how this material forms.


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