Anti-Aging Skin Secrets
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Anti-Aging Skin Secrets

Puffy eyes and sagging skin can be avoided with smart skin care. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of anti-aging secrets.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: How well your skin ages is completely determined by your genes.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Your genes only influence about 10 percent of how your skin ages. The rest is left up to how you care for it. Therefore the more time you put into making your skin healthy, the better the results will be in the long run.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these products, when used every day, can help prevent skin aging?

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The correct answer is: Sunscreen is the best weapon against skin aging. It can prevent sun damage, wrinkles and skin cancer. Use it every day, even when you're not outside very long or the sky is overcast.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What percent of a person's wrinkles are caused by sun damage?

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The correct answer is: Ninety percent of wrinkles are the result of sun exposure. That makes sunscreen the best anti-aging tool you have in your arsenal of skincare products.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

At a minimum, sunscreen should have which SPF?

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The correct answer is: Pick sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15—30 is preferable. Also check to make sure the sunscreen has broad spectrum protection, meaning it shields against both UVA and UVB light from the sun. For maximum protection, look for a product that contains the physical sunblock zinc oxide.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of these factors can make skin look older?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Just as a lack of sleep, excessive stress and poor diet can pile on the pounds, it can also etch extra wrinkles on your face. Taking good care of your entire body can help you take better care of your skin.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Exercise has no effect on your skin.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Exercise improves circulation and blood flow throughout your entire body. Increased blood flow helps you have that telltale healthy-skin glow, a sign your blood vessels are nourishing your skin with nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Pregnancy can cause women to develop dark patches of skin.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Dark gray-brown or brown patches of skin, called melasma, occur when the skin's pigment cells kick into overdrive. This surge of activity is often related to hormones, so it's common in people who are pregnant or going through menopause.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these skin product ingredients boosts collagen and elastin by stimulating cellular repair at the deepest level of the skin?

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The correct answer is: Retinol, a form of vitamin A, boosts collagen and elastin by stimulating cellular repair at the deepest level of the skin. Retinol also speeds up cell turnover on the skin surface and sweeps away dead skin cells that cause dullness. Over time, using skincare products with retinol may give people a smoother complexion and younger-looking skin.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these fruits helps boost people's defenses against the sun's damaging rays?

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The correct answer is: Papaya can help boost your body's defenses against the sun's damaging rays. Research shows that people who eat a diet high in carotenoid-rich foods like papaya have smoother, younger-looking complexions compared to people who don't eat foods with a lot of carotenoids.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

In your 40s, smile and marionette lines around the mouth become more common. Which of these treatments can help erase those?

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The correct answer is: One popular way to treat fine smile lines and marionette lines is with collagen stimulants or dermal fillers. These injections make the skin more plump, effectively erasing any fine lines. One should talk to a dermatologist about getting rid of these lines.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Skin damage caused by cigarette smoke is permanent and cannot be erased.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Skin can undo the damage smoking caused. Someone who has given up smoking will see improved skin tone and clarity in a matter of just a few weeks.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How long does it take for skin care products to begin working?

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The correct answer is: Allow new skin care products at least three months to begin demonstrating signs of improvement. Skin is constantly recreating itself, and dead cells are washing away, but it takes about three months to get through an entire life cycle of skin. Don't expect overnight results from skin care products.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Eating which of these fruits reduces your risk of skin cancer?

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The correct answer is: Lemon, specifically lemon rind or peel, is high in d-lemonene, a compound that has been shown to reduce a person's risk of developing skin cancer. Enjoy a little lemon peel over a salad or grated on top of fish.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of these medicines can help reduce wrinkles when applied to your face?

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The correct answer is: As estrogen levels decrease and collagen disappears (which occurs as you get closer to menopause), your skin will become thinner, losing its elasticity and firmness. Topical estrogen cream can help reverse that effect and increase the amount of collagen in the skin, helping it appear younger and more vibrant.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Acne becomes common again during menopause.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If you thought you left the pimples of adolescence behind, think again. During menopause, when hormones are dipping and diving, many women experience a new case of acne. Cosmetics, hair products, stress, sweat and bangs can cause breakouts, too.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods can increase your likelihood of developing wrinkles?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Diets rich in red meat, butter and sugar increase your likelihood of developing wrinkles. These foods contain very few wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, so your body doesn't have the energy it needs to combat skin aging. However, a diet loaded with vegetables, beans, whole-grain bread, olive oil and nuts is chock-full of vitamins and minerals that can help your skin look younger and more fresh.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: As you get older, dead skin sheds more quickly than when you were younger, making your skin appear dull.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The older you get, the more dull your skin may look. That's because dead skin isn't washed away as quickly as it once was. Exfoliation can help improve your skin's glow by removing dead skin cells more quickly.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these treatments can help erase broken blood vessels?

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The correct answer is: Broken blood vessels on our faces, hands and bodies become more common in our 60s. Laser treatments can help erase these broken vessels. Talk with a dermatologist about laser treatments and if they're right for you.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of these skin products can stimulate collagen and elastin production?

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The correct answer is: Peptides have been found to be very effective at stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin. This helps your skin get back some of its youthful vibrancy and plump appearance. Many skincare serums and creams contain peptides now. Ask your dermatologist which product is best for you and your skin type.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

How often should you see a dermatologist?

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The correct answer is: See your dermatologist once a year. As you get older, your skin changes. That means your skin care needs will change, too. You should also be screened for skin cancer during these appointments.

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