The organ located in the dermis is known as a sebaceous gland.
The functions performed by the sebaceous gland
- They secrete an oily, wax substance known as sebum.
- Sebum waterproofs and lubricates the skin and hair of mammals.
- Sebum lubricates the skin to protect against friction and makes it more impervious to moisture.
- Sebaceous glands are usually attached to hair follicles and release a fatty substance.