There are different forms of exfoliation–mechanical and chemical. Mechanical exfoliation uses a tool such as microdermabrasion or a product with abrasive texture to remove outer corneocytes. While chemical exfoliation utilizes hydroxy acids, such as glycolic, lactic and malic acids to dissolve the bonds that hold skin cells together allowing them to shed. Fruit enzymes such as papain and bromelain are another form of chemical exfoliation and work by dissolving protein (keratin) causing a softening effect to the skin and sloughing off of dead skin cells.
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