In our youth our skin actually has the ability to self exfoliate and this process is called desquamation. This is the natural shedding of our skin to reveal your new fresh skin cells. This is why as babies and children have skin that is seemingly poreless and flawless. Once adolescence hits our hormones peek and our natural desquamation process slows. This happens at different rates for different people which is why most teenagers start to experience skin changes. This process continues to slow as we age so this is where exfoliating can make the biggest difference in your skincare regimen. With so many different ways to exfoliate and it can be difficult to navigate what works for each individual person.