Healthy Summer Skin
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Healthy Summer Skin

Sand, sun and salty water can wreak havoc on your skin. See how much you know about summer skin care with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods can help replenish your skin's moisture?

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The correct answer is: Cucumbers are rich in silica, a compound that can replenish and hydrate the skin and improve the skin's complexion. Boost your skin's health by adding cucumbers to your summer meals.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: You don't need to wash your face in the morning if you washed it the night before.

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The correct answer is: This is true. You actually don't have to wash your face in the morning if you washed it the night before. Since your skin has been clean all night, it just needs a quick rinse off to remove your nighttime moisturizer before applying any daytime serums, creams and makeup.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of these fruits is the best exfoliant for dead skin?

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The correct answer is: Next time you need to exfoliate, reach for a pineapple. The tropical fruit contains an enzyme called bromelain that helps remove dead skin cells and clear clogged pores. Pineapple is also rich in vitamin C, which can help prevent cellulite.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these lip treatments doesn't protect against UV rays?

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The correct answer is: All of the above lip treatments may not protect your lips from UV rays unless they contain sunscreen. If your preferred gloss or lipstick doesn't have a built-in SPF, wear a balm with sunscreen underneath your preferred lip treatment to protect your lips.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods helps protect your skin against sun damage?

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The correct answer is: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a vitamin that can help protect your skin against sun damage. Keep tomatoes in regular rotation in your summer meals to help prevent permanent damage.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Varicose veins are merely a cosmetic problem.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Varicose veins are a medical issue, not just a cosmetic issue. These blue and purple bulges are a sign that blood is no longer flowing in your legs the way it should. Varicose veins occur when the valves in your veins become weakened. This allows blood to pool and stretch the veins.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a treatment for varicose veins?

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The correct answer is: Some doctors surgically remove varicose veins from the legs, though this invasive treatment is less popular than it once was. Another option is to destroy the damaged veins with lasers, injections or heat. Veins that are shut off eventually dry up and are absorbed by the body.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods can help prevent dry skin?

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The correct answer is: All of the above foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, an unsaturated fat that help your body produce natural oils that help keep your skin supple and hydrated.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Before applying self tanner, you should apply extra moisturizer to which area of your body?

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The correct answer is: You should try to moisturize the skin on your elbows before applying self tanner. That's because your elbows, knees and areas around your face and nose tend to be rough and absorb excess self tanner. The result: A not-so-natural hue that almost no amount of scrubbing can erase.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What percentage of women will develop cellulite?

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The correct answer is: Eighty to 90 percent of women will develop cellulite in their lifetimes. Cellulite develops when collagen fibers in the skin break down and allow fat to sneak closer to the surface. The fat pushes against the skin, creating the dimples and rolls associated with cellulite. The most common sites for cellulite include the hips, thighs, stomach and butt.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods can help prevent cellulite?

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The correct answer is: The vitamin C in oranges, papayas and kiwi help strengthen collagen and prevent fat from pushing through the collagen fibers to form cellulite.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: The sun can actually help clear up breakouts.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The sun's UV rays trigger a stress response in the skin that leads to breakouts several days later. Plus, when it's hot and humid outside, our bodies pump out more sweat and oil. More oil means a greater likelihood that pores will become blocked and develop into pimples.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which change in your skin's appearance needs to be seen by a doctor?

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The correct answer is: Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice a new or unusual mole. You may be noticing the beginning stages of a cancerous lesion, and the sooner your doctor removes it, the better.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

How many Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime?

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The correct answer is: One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetimes. To put that into perspective, more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than cases of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer combined.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How often should you reapply sunscreen when you're in the sun?

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The correct answer is: Reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you're swimming or playing in water, be sure to reapply your sunscreen more frequently, or as soon as you get out of the water.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Headed to the beach? When should you start applying sunscreen?

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The correct answer is: If you know you're going to be outside for long periods of time (like during a vacation), begin applying a physical sunscreen such as zinc oxide three times a day a few days before you head outdoors, and you'll have longer protection against the harmful UV rays. You still have to use sunscreen, but you'll have extra protection in case you miss a spot or the sunscreen wears off.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Sun exposure can cause which of these types of skin damage?

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The correct answer is: Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause wrinkles, skin dryness and discoloration. Sun exposure can break down your skin's elasticity and collagen, which ages your skin more quickly.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these treatments will help ease a sunburn?

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The correct answer is: Hydrocortisone cream can minimize redness and help cool your skin more quickly if you have a sunburn. Also, be sure to moisturize with lotion frequently to help prevent peeling.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which should you use to treat a sunburn: aloe vera gel or the aloe vera plant?

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The correct answer is: Both are effective at easing the burn and pain associated with a sunburn. Aloe vera gel that is 100 percent pure aloe vera is a very effective product if you do not have access to an aloe vera plant.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which factor affects how well your skin recovers from sun damage?

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The correct answer is: Your diet, age, skincare regimen, exposure to environmental pollution and how well you sleep can all affect your skin's ability to recover. Take care of your skin if you want it to be good to you in the future.

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Sun Care

Proper sun care is essential because of wrinkles and dangers like melanoma. Experts estimate that more than 90 percent of skin cancers stem from overexposure to tanning beds and the suns ultraviolet radiation. Wear protective clot...

hing and sunscreen outdoors, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the suns rays are strongest. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply about 15 to 30 minutes before going outside, then reapply every two hours.
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