How to regulate sebum naturally?

No, I don’t want to sell a miracle cream! 😄

What is sebum?

Sebum is the oil of the skin.

It is produced by the sebaceous glands, small glands located in the dermis.

Its role is to :

  • Lubricate and moisturize the skin.
  • Protect (against infections, UV rays, pollutants, etc.).
  • Maintain skin’s elasticity, pH balance and impermeability.
  • Contribute to hair health.
  • Promote healing.
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Sebum production is often deregulated.

Seborrhea (excessive sebum secretion) can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Oily skin.
  • Acne.
  • Pimples.
  • Blackheads.
  • Greasy hair.
  • Skin reactions.
  • Pore clogging.

A lack of sebum can promote:

  • Dry skin.
  • Desquamation.
  • Irritation and itching of the skin or scalp.
  • Fragile hair.
  • Increased sensitivity.
  • Dry hair.
  • Dandruff.
  • Wrinkles.

What causes oily or dry skin?

Sebum dysregulation can have several causes:

  • Emotional wounds.
  • Stress.
  • Certain hair care or cosmetic products.
  • Disease.
  • Toxins.
  • Hormonal imbalance (especially during puberty).
  • Unbalanced diet.
  • Certain medications.
  • Pollution.
  • Climatic conditions.
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Natural solutions

There are several solutions for regulating my sebum. But regaining balanced skin takes time.

Skin detox

Before embarking on the natural solutions outlined below, we recommend a gentle skin detox.

Thus the sebaceous glands can better eliminate the accumulated toxins that prevent them from functioning properly.

Then I wait at least 3 months for my skin to gradually repair itself.


Most physical symptoms are linked to emotions.

My emotional wounds are the main cause of sebaceous dysfunction.

Anxious people often have skin problems.

We often hear that sebum production decreases with age: that’s true, but only if I don’t heal myself emotionally.

I can discover how to deal with my emotions.

Hormonal detox

Sebum secretion is regulated by hormones, in particular :

  • Testosterone
  • Growth hormone.
  • Estrogen.
  • Growth hormone-releasing hormone.
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone.
  • Thyroid hormones.
  • DHT.

This is why puberty, with its spikes in hormones, often brings on acne.

To regulate my sebum production, I can undertake a hormonal detox (after the skin detox).


A massage using natural products can strengthen the skin or the scalp:

  • Aloe vera.
  • Sweet almond oil.
  • Jojoba oil.
  • Grape seed oil.

Homemade therapeutic soap and shampoo

Some toxic ingredients in cosmetics interfere with the proper functioning of the sebaceous glands.

Ideally, I can make your own soaps and shampoos.


Several foods have a seboregulating effect, even if this action remains secondary:

  • Avocado.
  • Spinach.
  • Mizuna.
  • Cashews.
  • Kiwi fruit.
  • Peppers.
  • Lemon.
  • Apricot.
  • Turmeric.
  • Sunflower seeds.
  • Parsley.

Food supplements :

  • Zinc combined with copper and vitamin B3.
  • Omega-3.
  • Nettle.
  • Vitamins B6, C, E.
  • Spirulina.
  • Evening primrose oil.
  • Sumac.
  • Annickia chlorantha.


Sport has several benefits for sebum regulation:

  • Stress reduction.
  • Elimination of toxins through perspiration.
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How to regulate sebum naturally?

There are several solutions that can help, the main ones being :

  • Skin detoxification.
  • Emotional acceptance.
  • Hormone detox.

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