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exfoliation

[eks‚fō·lē′ā·shən]
(geology)
(medicine)
The separation of bone or other tissue in thin layers.
A peeling and shedding of the horny layer of the skin.
(metallurgy)
Peeling off or separation of metal at its surface in the form of thin, parallel scales or lamellae.
(petrology)
The breaking off of thin concentric shells, sheets, scales, plates, and so on, from a rock mass; measuring less than a centimeter to several meters in thickness, the loosened rock is spalled, peeled, or stripped.
(science and technology)
Flaking away or peeling off in scales.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Exfoliation

Action caused by weathering or salt decay, resulting in the flaking off of surface layers of stone.
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exfoliation

Peeling, swelling, or scaling of stone or mineral surfaces in thin layers; caused by chemical or physical weathering or by heat. Minerals such as vermiculite expand to many times their original size when heat-treated.
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The Anti-Acne Back Facial exfoliates and treats the full back, shoulders to waist, and includes extractions if necessary.
She said that using a product that has natural oatmeal will moisturize and soothe sensitive skin, asserting moisturizers with glycolic or lactic acid in it will keep the skin hydrated and also exfoliate. ( ANI )
Figure 5a indicates that the silicate clay particle in the conventional HDPE nanocomposites did not exfoliate. Figure 5b exhibits that the silicate clay in the intercalated HDPE nanocomposites partially exfoliated.
Susan Harmsworth, founder of ESPA, says that you should exfoliate as you see fit.
'If people want to keep their tan for a really long time, before they go on holiday they need to exfoliate really well by using a body moisturiser which has AHAs in it (natural exfoliating acids).
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin daily and get monthly facials.
"The belief is that if you give your skin everything it needs to perform optimally, you won't have to help it exfoliate itself.
To counter flaking skin, exfoliate your lips, face and body once a week, and don't forget your sunscreen, suggest experts.
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Exfoliate like no other You may be thinking that exfoliating doesn't add anything to your skin, it's taking away from it.
Keep a pair of exfoliating mitts in the shower at the ready to get your circulation going, exfoliate away dullness, and make you feel more awake.