Exfoliation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |eksˈfoʊlieɪʃən|
Brit.  |eksˈfəʊlieɪʃən|

noun

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

exfoliation is increased by sunburn

- a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin (syn: scale, scurf)

Examples

...a soap that promises to help me exfoliate all that dry, flaky skin I've apparently been carrying around...

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