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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. WHAT ARE<br />CERAMIDES?
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    Skin layers that protect you from UV light
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    Incorrect
    Open receptors that send hot/cold signals to your brain
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    Incorrect
    Moisture-retaining fats
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  2. WHAT IS THE BEST TEMPERATURE FOR<br />WASHING YOUR FACE?
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    PIPING HOT<br />
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    Incorrect
    LUKE-WARM
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    Incorrect
    ICE COLD
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  3. WHEN SHOULD YOU<br />APPLY SUNSCREEN?<br />
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    In the morning and throughout the day
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    Before going to the beach
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    Incorrect
    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. WHICH SKIN-CARE<br />PROCESS IS CORRECT?
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    Moisturize, cleanse, tone
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    Incorrect
    Cleanse, tone, moisturize
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    Incorrect
    Cleanse, moisturize, tone
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  5. SHOULD YOU WIPE<br />OR PAT YOUR<br />SKIN DRY<br />AFTER CLEANING?<br />
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    WIPE
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    Incorrect
    PAT
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  6. IF YOU HAVE<br />OILY SKIN,<br />SHOULD YOU STILL MOISTURIZE?<br />
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    YES,<br />ALWAYS<br />
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    NO, NOT REALLY?
    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. WHAT SHOULD<br />EVERYONE CHANGE<br />SO THEIR SKIN<br />STAYS HEALTHY?<br />
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    PILLOW-<br />CASE
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    Incorrect
    MAKEUP<br />BRAND<br />
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    Incorrect
    DIET
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  8. HOW OFTEN SHOULD<br />YOU EXFOLIATE?
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    EACH DAY
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    Incorrect
    TWICE<br />A<br />DAY<br />
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    2–3 TIMES A<br />WEEK<br />
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  9. HOW SHOULD<br />YOU APPLY<br />YOUR MOISTURIZER?<br />
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    SOFT TAPS
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    Incorrect
    GENTLE CIRCLES
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    Incorrect
    SOLID STROKES
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  10. WHAT LAYER<br />OF SKIN DO<br />CERAMIDES PROTECT?<br />
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    Incorrect
    Stratum corneum
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    Incorrect
    Dermis
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    Incorrect
    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.

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