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verb as in peel

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Because it’s easy to over-exfoliate at home, some dermatologists prefer in-office treatments, seeing the latter as a controlled burn compared with a wildfire.

While, again, exfoliating your body isn’t necessary, Hirsh said hands, feet and sometimes arms and legs can benefit from regular exfoliation.

“Our skin cells naturally exfoliate on their own,” said Chicago-based dermatologist Caroline Robinson.

When we exfoliate, we use hydroxy acids and enzymes to break the bonds that hold the cells together, which is what we don’t want.

There is no soil, but those towels are contaminated with dead skin cells that the towel has exfoliated.

“I enjoy dating beardy blokes because you get to kiss and exfoliate at the same time,” she quips to The Daily Beast.

The loch having been drained away, we proceeded to exfoliate the crannog.

A layer of the exposed surface of bone will probably exfoliate, and the wound granulate and become closed without further trouble.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to exfoliate, such as: desquamate, doff, shed, flake off, and scale off.

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