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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 had a luxuriously creamy texture with a delicate, subtle scent but little substance - it was more a body polish than a full-on exfoliator and had no discernible 'rough bits'.
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But if you want to shift stubborn skin on ankles, elbows and knees after a careless application of self- tan, nick his exfoliator to remove the offending stains.
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l Step three You must shield your face completely from the sun before and after any type of peel or using at-home AHA exfoliators.
Most exfoliators contain granules but you can try an AHA or enzyme exfoliator as a more gentle alternative.
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But as one former Clinique user points out: "The lotion is really an exfoliator designed to lift away dead skin cells once your skin is thoroughly cleansed.