Definitions for exfoliation

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  1. exfoliation(noun)

    the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin

    "exfoliation is increased by sunburn"

  2. scale, scurf, exfoliation(noun)

    a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

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  1. exfoliation(Noun)

    The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated.

  2. exfoliation(Noun)

    The loss of leaves from a plant.

  3. exfoliation(Noun)

    The removal of a layer of skin, as in cosmetic preparation.

  4. Origin: From exfoliare (to remove leaves).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Exfoliation(noun)

    the scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. exfoliation.]

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  1. Exfoliation

    Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain healthy skin. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas. Exfoliation can be achieved through mechanical or chemical means.

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