I believe that exfoliants are the second most important skincare product that you need to use and obviously the first is sunscreen. We know that we start using sunscreen as soon as we’re exposed to the sun, but when do you start to use exfoliants? I generally say, early teenage years, around thirteen to fifteen. Exfoliation is the removal of dead cells from the skin. These are dead cells that have accumulated and retained and they really should’ve fallen off. They can occur either on the surface of the skin where it effects the texture of the skin or actually in the individual pores where it contributes to acne. By teenage years, exfoliation is important because the exfoliants actually remove those dead cells that are causing the clogs in the pores and by doing that it not only prevents acne but it can help treat it. By the time you get into your early twenties whether you have acne or not, by your early twenties the surface cells are starting to make mistakes and they’re starting to be retained and that contributes towards dull texture and even at that early age, may affect the way make-up lays. So certainly, by teens and twenties you need to use exfoliants and you’re going to need to use them for the rest of your life. I believe exfoliants are just part of normal hygiene like using sunscreen and brushing your teeth.