Blemishes are born when dead skin cells mix with excess oil, creating a plug that blocks the pore. Since people with acne-prone skin tend to shed cells unevenly, gentle exfoliation with a mild peel or a finely milled scrub can help by encouraging the skin's natural sloughing process — lifting away dead cells before they can mix with oil and form blemishes.
To remove leaves. In esthetics, to remove the dead superficial scales which comprise the outer layer of the skin. This may be done by use of scrubs, peels, or masks. This provides immediately noticeable results.
a noun, used in patent literature to describe a surface treated nanoclay, which posesses a sufficiently enlarged gallery spacing to permit the nanoclay to fully disperse (exfoliate) in a plastic matrix.