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If You Don't Get 80% On This Skin-Care Quiz You Need To Rethink Your Habits

It’s time for you to get up close and personal with your skin care.

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  1. Skin layers that protect you from UV light
    Open receptors that send hot/cold signals to your brain
    Moisture-retaining fats
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ceramides are lipids (or fats) that hold the skin together and allow it to retain moisture.

  2. Correct!
    Wrong!

    As a rule of thumb, water temperature should be right down the middle — not too hot and not too cold!

  3. In the morning and throughout the day
    Before going to the beach
    Only in the summer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You should be applying some sort of sunscreen to your skin each day before you go outside. Even on cloudy days, 80% of UV rays can penetrate your skin.

  4. Moisturize, cleanse, tone
    Cleanse, tone, moisturize
    Cleanse, moisturize, tone
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A best practice when it comes to your skin-care routine is: cleanse, tone, and moisturize.

  5. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Aggressively wiping your skin after cleansing can irritate your skin. Blotting or patting gently will avoid any unnecessary irritation.

  6. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Even if you have overactive sebaceous glands, you don’t want to strip away the layers that give you your healthy oils. Using moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated and healthy!

  7. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Your pillowcase can be home to excess dirt and oils. Some experts recommend changing your pillowcase every three days.

  8. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Consistent exfoliation can strip your skin of its natural oil, cause irritation, and actually accelerate the aging process.

  9. Correct!
    Wrong!

    Applying your moisturizer in a circular motion helps transfer nutrients and stimulate your circulation.

  10. Stratum corneum
    Dermis
    Stratum spinosum
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The stratum corneum is a layer in your epidermis, and 50% of it is made up of ceramides keeping the molecules together.

If You Don't Get 80% On This Skin-Care Quiz You Need To Rethink Your Habits

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