The Ultimate Skin Quiz
by Staff
The skin is the largest organ in the body, so there's obviously a lot to say about it. We could write 100 "Ultimate Skin" quizzes and still not scratch the surface, so consider this quiz just the tip of the iceberg.

What are the three layers of the skin (from the outside in)?

  • dermis, epidermis, hypodermis
  • epidermis, dermis, hypodermis
  • hypodermis, dermis, epidermis

What percentage of people get acne at one point or another?

  • 65 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 85 percent

After acne, what's the most common dermatological complaint?

  • warts
  • rosacea
  • psoriasis

What causes warts?

  • the human papillomavirus
  • poor hygiene
  • dirt and bacteria

What's the most dangerous type of skin cancer?

  • squamous cell
  • melanoma
  • basal cell

What's the most common type of skin cancer?

  • melanoma
  • basal cell
  • squamous cell

Is it true that if you've had chickenpox, you can't get shingles?

  • yes
  • no
  • maybe

What causes scabies?

  • the scabies virus
  • mites
  • bacteria

How do antihistamines soothe itchy skin?

  • They dilate blood vessels in the epidermis.
  • They stop inflammation in skin cells.
  • They block a chemical reaction.

A dermatitis is a skin inflammation. What's the most common type?

  • atopic dermatitis
  • epidermal dermatitis
  • cellular dermatitis