The first step in a skin care regimen should always be proper exfoliation of the skins surface. Exfoliating the skin will strip away the Stratum Corneum, which is the dead cell layer. When dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin they accentuate fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Immediately after exfoliation the skin will be smooth, glowing, and fine lines will be reduced. By removing the dead cell layer it improves cell turn over which lends to a more vibrant, smooth and healthy complexion. If proper exfoliation is not done and dead cells are left on the face they will “sop up” the crèmes that you apply not allowing for proper absorption and you will not get the full benefits of your anti-aging regimen.