The Ultimate Anti-aging Quiz
by Staff
Maybe you haven't gone so far as getting a chemical peel or paying $200 for a tiny jar of eye cream, but chances are you've tried something to make your skin look younger. But do you really know what works and what doesn't?

What's the most important thing you can do to keep your skin looking younger?

  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Use sunscreen every day.
  • Stay out of the sun and use sunscreen every day.

Why does darker skin usually age better than fair skin?

  • Darker skin has more natural oil, which helps prevent wrinkles.
  • The darker color camouflages the wrinkles.
  • Darker skin has more melanin, which offers protection from the sun.

How are antioxidants involved in the anti-aging effort?

  • Antioxidants reverse the aging process in skin cells.
  • Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals.
  • Antioxidants block the sun's rays.

What vitamins act as antioxidants?

  • A, C and E
  • A, B and C
  • B, C and E

Which antioxidant has been proven to stimulate collagen production?

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E

An episode of "20/20" featured a village in Japan with a remarkable number of healthy, youthful-looking elderly residents. To what naturally occurring substance did the show attribute this phenomenon?

  • DMAE
  • copper peptide
  • hyaluronic acid

What are two skin-resurfacing techniques that reduce fine lines and wrinkles?

  • hydrabrasion and chemical peels
  • dermabrasion and chemical peels
  • dermabrasion and alpha-hydroxy acid treatments

Why do smokers tend to have older-looking skin than nonsmokers?

  • Smoking destroys collagen.
  • Smoking slows the skin's oil production.
  • Cigarette smoke dries out the skin.

What's the only skin care product that has been proven to reverse fine lines?

  • antioxidants
  • retinoids
  • avobenzone

What's the active ingredient in the most effective anti-age-spot products?

  • alpha-hydroxy acid
  • hydroquinone
  • salicylic acid