Exfoliation helps to speed up the process of cellular shedding by taking off the uppermost, dead layer of cells exposing the finer, more translucent tissue underneath. New skin is firmer and smoother. Exfoliation also improves hydration and better absorption of topical cellulite product nutrients. There are two effective methods for skin exfoliation: body scrubs and natural plant based alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). I recommend using body scrubs with crushed walnut shells, sea minerals or coffee grounds. Body scrub products formulated with salt and sugar can be too abrasive causing micro-cuts in the skin. Glycolic Acid, an effective AHA made from sugar cane, works by dissolving the oil that holds dead surface skin cells together. Using a product with glycolic acid on a regular basis not only can help with cellulite, but also can aid in fading of brown spots or hyperpigmentation.