MadSci Network: Anatomy

Subject: Why does the skin produce oil ?

Date: Tue Jan 20 23:01:48 1998
Posted by Hart Forester
Grade level: 10-12
School: Bronte Public
City: Sydney State/Province: NSW
Country: Australia
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 885358908.An

Oil in skin seems to differ from season to season, i.e more oil in 
summer or hot weather, more oil in skin at puberty etc. What is its 
biological purpose ?

Re: Why does the skin produce oil ?

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