Dr. Schultz is one of the biggest advocates for exfoliation, maintaining that exfoliation is the best therapeutic skin care treatment to gain healthier, more radiant and younger-looking skin. However, if not used correctly, you may end up causing your skin to become irritated or inflamed. Whether you are exfoliating to help remove brown pigmentation, prevent and treat acne breakouts, or any other skin problems, you have to remember one thing: use an exfoliant with optimal strength. Do not jump in head first and begin using the strongest chemical exfoliant available when you have just started exfoliating, as your skin may not be able to handle it. Instead, take it slow, start with a lower strength exfoliant and gradually increase the strength as time progresses. Eventually, your skin will build up its tolerance, and you will achieve optimal exfoliation.