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How much do you know about beauty treatments -- from Botox to banana peels -- for smooth, glowing skin? Test your beauty smarts.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which fruit naturally brightens dull, tired skin?

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The correct answer is: Pucker up! When combined with sea salt, lemons bring out your skin's natural glow. This combination, plus honey, also hydrates your skin, evens out tone and reduces blotchiness and enlarged pores.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these flowers is known for its soothing effects on the skin and body?

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The correct answer is: Arnica, a member of the sunflower family, has been used for centuries for reducing inflammation, stimulating blood flow and relieving pain. It can be applied topically to skin, ingested, or even added to a bath to help sooth aches, redness and fatigue.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What's one of the easiest things you can do to get more radiant skin?

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The correct answer is: Even if you've had a long, busy day, taking the time to wash your face before you go to bed is one of the easiest things you can do to make skin glow. During the day, your face builds up a layer of oil, dead skin cells, bacteria and sweat, which can lead to clogged pores and dull skin. It's important to remove all this each night so your skin can renew itself.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

This kitchen staple helps control eye puffiness:

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The correct answer is: Because tea is a natural diuretic, it can draw water away from the eye area and reduce puffiness. Try applying a cold, damp tea bag to closed eyes for 10 minutes.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Poor sleep robs your body of Vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant that helps keep skin looking young.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Melatonin is a natural anti-oxidant produced while you sleep, and a lack of melatonin -- not vitamin C -- can accelerate aging and contribute to poor skin health. Getting a good night's rest is crucial for a healthy complexion.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which type of skin ages best?

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The correct answer is: The natural moisture found in oily skin seems to keep it from wrinkling as we age, thanks possibly in part to the vitamin E that's delivered to skin via our oil glands. The more vitamin E delivered to your skin, the more protection your skin receives against evironmental stressors like pollution and the sun.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

How long does it take retinol to start battling the signs of aging on your skin?

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The correct answer is: While retinol is one of the most beneficial ingredients you can apply to your skin, it doesn't work overnight. Retinol attaches to more than 50 DNA sites, where it works slowly to repair the skin on a molecular level -- a process that could take months, not days.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Exfoliating three times per week is an important part of an anti-wrinkle skincare routine.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Exfoliating three times per week helps to speed up cell turnover, causing newer, plumper cells to rise to the surface. The result? Smoother, younger looking skin.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How long does body wash need to sit on the skin to begin cleaning pores and fighting acne?

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The correct answer is: The shower is the best place to start attacking truncal acne. But when you lather up, make sure you're letting the suds sit for at least 30 seconds to give them time to begin working.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these fall foods is sometimes included in peels as a blemish-fighting ingredient?

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The correct answer is: Pumpkins work with your skin's natural enzymes to dissolve acne rather than just drying it out. Apply it topically during a breakout to help clear up blemishes naturally.

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True or false: Sun exposure is an effective way to treat acne breakouts.

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The correct answer is: Despite the fact that it's fairly common to hear people suggest tanning or being outside in the sun to help clear up breakouts, the truth is that exposing your skin to the sun can actually make those pimples worse. The UV rays of the sun weaken the natural barrier of the skin, causing it to dry up. The skin then compensates by over-producing oil, leading to more breakouts.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Which of these things cause your oil glands to go into overdrive?

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The correct answer is: Over-active oil glands are caused by a derivative of testosterone called DHT. And all of these things can cause DHT to spike, making your sebaceous glands produce excess oil.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

What is the name of the pigment found in oranges and carrots that helps skin fight against aging?

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The correct answer is: The carotenoids in oranges and carrots that give them their color are a crucial part of the body's immune system. They also help protect skin against free radical damage that can cause aging.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which layer of skin is best at absorbing carotenoids?

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The correct answer is: While our bodies can't produce carotenoids on their own, the stratum corneum, located in the outermost layer of the epidermis, is particularly good at absorbing them.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Caviar can smooth wrinkles, help eliminate under-eye puffiness and reduce skin sagging.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Caviar is packed with proteins and amino acids that offer powerful skin benefits such as wrinkle reduction and increased collagen density.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Drinking which of these milks can help you have healthy, youthful skin?

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The correct answer is: This cocktail of ingredients in goat's milk works wonders for your skin: Alpha hydroxy acid helps slough off dead cells, vitamin A repairs damaged skin and selenium offers sun protection.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Chocolate lover? How much cocoa should your dark chocolate contain to be considered beneficial for the skin?

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The correct answer is: The cocoa in dark chocolate causes a reduction in stress hormones, which results in less collagen breakdown and fewer wrinkles. It also offers antioxidants to help prevent sun damage and increase blood flow for that dewy glow. But for the most beauty benefits, choose dark chocolate containing at least 70% cocoa.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these oils packs the most antioxidants for your skin?

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The correct answer is: Argan oil not only packs in more antioxidants for your skin than grapeseed and olive oils, but it's also loaded with vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which help to reduce inflammation and regenerate skin cells.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of these helps ward off skin cancer?

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The correct answer is: According to some research, coffee, aspirin and strawberries all offer skin protection from the sun. The caffeine in coffee may help kill off sun-damaged skin cells; aspirin helps to control the inflammation that contributes to tumor growth in some types of cancers; and strawberries contain anthocyanins that act as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor growth agent.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which skin-clearing chemical increases sun sensitivity, leaving skin more prone to aging?

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The correct answer is: In addition to benzoyl peroxide, the salicylic acid in many topical acne medications make sun sensitivity worse. This makes your skin more vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV rays. Try a sunscreen designed for sensitive skin to ensure sun protection without causing more breakouts.

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Daily Skin Care

Develop a daily skin care routine that cleanses, moisturizes and protects your skin. All skin types can benefit from a gentle, non-drying cleanser, an exfoliant and broad-spectrum protection from sun damage. Choose cleansers that ...

will remove dirt and bacteria while moisturizing the skin with emollients and humectants. Even if you’re not prone to breakouts, a topical exfoliant such as a lotion with alpha hydroxy acid will remove sun damage and keep skin supple as you age. Finally, using a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays daily will prevent wrinkles and skin cancer.
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