exfoliation exfoliation  /ɛks ˌfoʊ li ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
  2. (n) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin



  1. The active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone, affects only the outermost layer of skin and fades with exfoliation.
  2. After the candling, I receive exfoliation and rejuvenation treatment.
  3. Women are pretty savvy when it comes to comparing notes on their favorite skin-care products, but trading tips about exfoliation that doesn't dehydrate isn't exactly guy talk.



  1. "The risk conferred by these variants is such that it accounts for virtually all cases of exfoliation glaucoma, meaning that if we can neutralise the impact of these variants we might eliminate the disease," said Stefansson, who also worked on...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Independent Online

  2. "The key to a great self-tan is the exfoliation," Evangelista tells The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen.
    on May 9, 2005 By: David Evangelista Source: CBS News

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