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Damaged Cuticle Quiz
by Staff
Cuticle care is essential to having nice nails. Learn how to remedy damaged cuticles with our quiz.

What's the purpose of having cuticles?

  • Cuticles provide a protective barrier.
  • Cuticles produce the protein our nails are made of.
  • Cuticles provide the blood supply to the nail bed.

Which of the following is not a common cause of cuticle damage?

  • dry skin
  • nail biting
  • a manicure
  • too much time in water
  • these are all common ways for cuticles to become damaged

What substance are fingernails made out of?

  • keratin
  • bone collagen
  • cartilage

True or false: Fingernails grow slower when the temperatures are colder.

  • True
  • False

What is the most common infection associated with damaged cuticles?

  • human herpes viruses 6 and 7
  • paronychia
  • cytomegalovirus

True or false: Paronychia is a skin infection caused by bacteria.

  • True
  • False
  • Partly true

What is not a common cause of dry skin?

  • climate
  • overexposure to water
  • exposure to irritants

What active ingredients will you find in the most beneficial cuticle creams?

  • fats and waxes
  • acids and aloe
  • hydrogen peroxide and fats

Keratin, the substance your nails are made out of, is found in all of the following except:

  • horns
  • feathers
  • scales
  • teeth
  • beaks
  • hooves

Why is our skin drier in the winter months?

  • cold temperatures
  • shortened daylight hours
  • low humidity