Exfoliation is most often achieved through either mechanical or chemical methods.
Mechanical exfoliants include, but are not limited to, micro-bead facial
scrubs, crushed almond shells, sugar or salt crystals, pumice, and
abrasive cloths. These facial scrubs are generally available in
over-the-counter products and applied by the user.
Chemical exfoliants include scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic
acid, fruit enzymes, citric acid, or malic acid which may be applied in
high concentrations by a dermatologist, or in lower concentrations in
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