Sebum secretion is associated with hormonal activity in the human body and excess sebum production is implicated in the development of skin disorders, such as acne vulgaris.
Polyphenols are antioxidant molecules found in many foods including nuts, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, wine, and tea. Polyphenols have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antineoplastic properties. Recent studies suggest that tea polyphenols may be used for reducing sebum production in the skin and for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Sebaceous hyperplasia causes small bumps to appear on the skin when sebaceous glands become enlarged. … Too much sebum can contribute to several problems, including acne, oily skin, or an oily scalp. Sebum can also become trapped inside the gland, causing it to swell and form a bump under the skin.