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How Well Do You Know Your Skincare?


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How much do you really know about your skin and the proper way to care for it? We decided to put our skincare knowledge to the test in the best way we know how … a trivia quiz! Get ready to discover your skincare IQ!

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You should drink about half a gallon (1.9 liters) of water each day to keep your skin hydrated.

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The answer is True. At least half a gallon per day should do the trick.

A nice hot shower is a great way to refresh your skin and clean out your pores.

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The Answer Is False. No matter the season, long, steamy showers are bad for the skin. They leave skin dry and strip needed oils from the surface. Stay lukewarm when you're in the tub.

People with oily skin shouldn't use moisturizers.

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Answer is False. You're not off the moisturizing hook, people with oily skin -- you just need a lightweight, oil-free formula.

Don't put anything on your skin if you have eczema -- you'll only exacerbate the itching and dryness.

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Answer is False. People with eczema shouldn't use soap, but there are plenty of products they can use, such as non-acidic, non-soap cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers.

The chin, nose and forehead make up the T-zone.

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The Answer is True. If you suffer from combination skin, you're probably familiar with the T-zone. The chin, nose and forehead tend to be more oily than other parts of the face.

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It's always important to wear sunscreen -- even on cloudy days, your skin can be exposed to 40 percent of the sun's UV rays.

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The Answer is True. A cloudy, overcast day is no excuse not to lather on the SPF, as you'll still be exposed to almost half the sun's UV rays.

What is retinol?

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Retinol is another name for vitamin.

What is the name of the dark pigment responsible for color in skin and hair, as well as tanning of skin exposed to sunlight?

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Melanin : The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes.

Pick the correct spelling of this type of acid.

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The answer is glycolic . Glycolic acid is used for chemical peels and helps improve texture as well as pigmentation. It sounds scary, but a gentle enough formula doesn’t even sting. They’re often found in face masks and toners to help exfoliate.

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Milia : A milium cyst is small, white bump that typically appears on the nose and cheeks. These cysts are often found in groups, and in these cases are called milia. The cysts occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that is typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells.

What is the name of a medical practitioner that specializes in skin conditions?

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Dermatologist is a medical practitioner qualified to diagnose and treat skin disorders.

Pick the correct spelling of this type of acid.

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The answer is Hyaluronic. Hyaluronic acid is actually mostly known for it’s moisturising properties. It basically locks in moisture into your skin and keeps it looking supple.

Pick the correct spelling of this essential oil.

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The answer is Neroli. Neroli is a staple essential oil and has great anti-inflammatory benefits – great if you’re prone to acne or redness!

What can rosewater be used as?

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The Answer Is Toner.

Pick the correct spelling of this type of acid.

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The answer is Ferulic. Ferulic acid is naturally found in apple seeds and other fruit. It has great antioxidant properties and helps your skin’s regenerative processes.

How Well Do You Know Your Skincare?
You are the Skincare Expert.

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You are the Skincare Expert. You’re totally addicted to skincare products and your routine is certainly an impressive one. Needless to say, your skin is probably perfect. Share this quiz with your friends and see how well they do.