Wikipedia understands how important exfoliation is, shouldn't you?
Definition: "Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. Exfoliation is involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels. Exfoliation can be achieved through mechanical or chemical means."
Did you know you don't produce a NEW skin cell until a dead skin cell has been shed via exfoliation? THAT is one of the reasons that professional exfoliation treatments are vital. Who wants a bunch of sticky, dead, dull skin cells hanging around on their face when they could have vibrant, rosy, glowing new skin cells on the surface for the world to see? Now, that old-school apricot scrub might come to your mind as you're reading this post and that is NOT a good option. Why? Because the kernel pieces are so large that they will actually lacerate the skin and cause micro tears. If using a physical scrub we will opt for a corn cob meal base that will slough effectively without scratching the skin. In a professional treatment, we might go for a retinol based treatment or a pineapple and papaya enzyme base for more sensitive or acneic skin. The options are endless but your skin tolerance may not be. Don't know where to start? We do.