Exfoliation is the removal of the dead, keratinized skin cells sitting on the skin’s surface. Exfoliation leaves the skin smoother and fresher looking, and makes it easier for active products like serums to penetrate the skin’s surface.
When we should exfoliate differs depending on the individuals skin type and condition.
For the face, a good place to start is exfoliating once a week. All skin types will benefit from a weekly exfoliation. The oilier your skin is the more often you should exfoliate.
For the body, the skin on the body isn’t as delicate as the skin on the face, exfoliating once/ twice a week will help improve the skins texture and help remove any dry patches on the skin.
You have to be careful not to over exfoliate the skin, as you don’t want to start stripping the skin of its natural oils.
There is a wide range of at home and professional exfoliating products and treatments available.