Climate Change: Your Skin and the Weather Quiz
by Staff
A forecast of hazy, hot and humid may determine more than what you wear -- it may also impact your skin. Think you know how to take care of you skin, rain or shine?

When the temperatures drop during the winter months, what often happens to the humidity levels?

  • They don't change.
  • They are are the same as the temperature.
  • They also drop.

How does low humidity affect your skin?

  • It causes dry skin.
  • It causes heat rash.
  • It causes hives.
  • It causes brown discoloration on the face.

Which skin condition is prone to flare-ups during dry weather?

  • miliaria
  • aphthous ulcers
  • eczema

True or false: Sunscreen is an important part of skin care all year round.

  • true
  • false

What should you apply daily to help combat the effects of low humidity, hot showers and cold temperatures?

  • topical steroid cream
  • moisturizer
  • first aid antibiotic ointment

What causes dry skin?

  • not enough water and protective oils in the skin
  • allergic dermatitis
  • impetigo

What does exposure to sunlight do to your skin?

  • It causes wrinkles.
  • It causes sagging.
  • It causes hyperpigmentation.
  • all of the above

How long does it take for the symptoms of heat rash to disappear?

  • less than one day
  • three to four days
  • about a week

In what type of climate are you more prone to have oily, blemish-prone skin?

  • dry and cold
  • hot and dry
  • hot and humid

Which of the following common ingredients in skin cleanser may also make your skin sensitive to sunlight?

  • salicylic acid
  • methylparaben
  • cetyl alcohol