How to Exfoliate Skin Quiz
Exfoliation should be a big part of your skin care routine. Learn how to properly exfoliate your skin with this quiz.
Exfoliating removes dead cells from:
- The top three layers of skin
- The pores
- The uppermost layer of skin
What are the two types of exfoliants?
- Physical and chemical
- Laser and liquid nitrogen
- Surgical and cosmetic
Loofahs are great exfoliating tools for the face.
Two examples of chemical exfoliants are:
- Hydrogen peroxide and iodine
- Soap and citric acid
- Alpha-hydroxy and salicylic acid
Soap can't remove all the skin's dead cells on its own.
Chemical exfoliants can also cause:
- Temporary blindness and fatigue.
- Dryness and irritation
- Extreme perkiness
Your skin sheds 50,000 to 100,000 dead cells per minute.
Dead cells left on your skin tend to be:
- Prone to infection
- Duller and dryer than new cells underneath
You should always use hot water when exfoliating.
People with normal or dry skin need to exfoliate:
- Once in the morning, once at night
- Once or twice a week