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Hair follicle

A hair follicle is part of the skin that grows hair by packing old cells together.

Attached to the follicle is a sebaceous gland, a tiny sebum-producing gland found everywhere except on the palms, lips and soles of the feet.

The thicker density of hair, the more sebaceous glands are found.

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