Definition of exfoliate
1 : to cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
2 : to remove the surface of in scales or laminae
3 : to spread or extend by or as if by opening out leaves
1 : to split into or give off scales, laminae, or body cells
2 : to come off in thin layers or scales
3 : to grow by or as if by producing or unfolding leaves
exfoliationplay \(ˌ)eks-ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shən\ noun
exfoliativeplay \eks-ˈfō-lē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective
Examples of exfoliate in a Sentence
a soap that promises to help me exfoliate all that dry, flaky skin I've apparently been carrying around
Recent Examples of exfoliate from the Web
Farmacy came out of the gate in the fall of 2015, with everything from exfoliating cleansers to serums to face masks, all backed by the restorative power of GreenEnvy.
Learn the basics of making face powder and a green tea sugar exfoliating scrub.
Same goes for coffee, which has been repurposed as a series of exfoliating scrubs.
Dr. Woolery-Lloyd takes a multifaceted approach with her line; each product has a blend of natural and scientific ingredients to help exfoliate, brighten, and calm the skin, as well as to protect it from any future dark spots.
The Simple Rx: Wash away any dead skin cells by gently exfoliating the area with warm water and a washcloth, sponge, or pumice for about 30 seconds, advises the AAD.
Using organic, Hungarian skincare products for exfoliating masks, Albina uses practices learned in the Ukraine, including aromatherapy, massage and extractions by hand.
Designed to exfoliate your skin, those beads easily slip through sewage treatment plants and are carried into rivers, lakes, and oceans.
The limited-edition Passionfruit Agave body collection includes a sugar scrub, exfoliating cleansing oil, body soufflé, and a nourishing oil for body and hair.
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Medical Definition of exfoliate
transitive verb: to cast off in scales or laminae
2: to remove the surface of in scales or laminae
3: to shed (teeth) by exfoliation
intransitive verb: to split into or give off scales, laminae, or body cells
2: to come off in thin layers or scales : scale off
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