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exfoliate

(ĕks-fō′lē-āt′)
v. exfoli·ated, exfoli·ating, exfoli·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
2. To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
v.intr.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.

ex·fo′li·a′tion n.
ex·fo′li·a′tive adj.
ex·fo′li·a′tor n.
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This enhancement uses Which Sugar Scrub and Body Butter to exfoliate, hydrate and smooth dry skin on hands, forearms and elbows.
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But before you ditch the tights and trousers, there are two important beauty rules you must abide by ( exfoliate and moisturise.
The drier the skin, the more often you can exfoliate,' she explains.
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Mechanical ingredients in a product that physically remove dead skin cells should be perfectly spherical, because exfoliates with jagged, sharp edges that do not dissolve in water can cause tiny lacerations in the skin, accelerating aging, and unsterilized organic exfoliates can cause infection if they tear the skin.
This light and foamy scrub easily exfoliates without being too aggressive leaving your face feeling fresh and looking clean and bright.
However, it exfoliates without being too harsh on the skin and isn't drying leaving the face fresh and clean
She then exfoliates ( a word not in my vocabulary ( until Clare explains it means getting rid of dead skin cells.
But that's not all according to it's makers: "It also gently exfoliates and refines skin texture.