Do you know how to care for your skin type?

BEAUTY & FASHION

Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

Should you touch your face?

You often touch people and objects throughout your day. When you touch your face all of those germs are transferred to your skin.

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Which of these moisturizers should people with oily skin avoid?

Thick oil-based creams, even containing natural oils like coconut, can clog pores. Oil-free moisturizers will give your skin the moisture it needs without clogging your pores.

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People with sensitive skin should always ______ products before using them.

If you have sensitive skin, do a small test of any product before applying it over a large area. Your skin will thank you.

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How important is it for all skin types to wash their makeup off completely at the end of the day?

Not getting all of your makeup off at the end of the day can lead to irritation and clogged pores. It's especially unsanitary for eye makeup.

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Smoking is _____ for your skin.

Smoking can age you prematurely. Even secondhand smoke can lead to wrinkles and other signs of aging.

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Do harsh facial scrubs help control oil?

Harsh scrubs can strip oily skin, making it produce even more oil. Opt for salicylic acid-based exfoliation treatments instead.

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Is it important to wash your face after workouts?

While sweat itself doesn't clog pores, when it settles on the skin and builds up with dust and grime, it can. This makes cleansing your face after strenuous activity very important.

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How many times a day should the average person wash their face?

For most skin types, washing once in the morning and once at night is enough, unless serious exercise is done in between. Both under and over washing can result in breakouts.

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Which part of the body often ages first?

Hands often show visible signs of aging first. This is why it is important to keep them healthy with a heavy moisturizer.

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Which of these foods is best for your skin?

Greens, like spinach, are antioxidant rich and great for your skin. Eating salads regularly can do wonders for your complexion.

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Which of these skin care ingredients works well for anti aging?

Retinol is used in many high-end skin care products to reduce fine lines. It also improves the skin's texture.

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Which of these ages the skin most?

The sun damages and ages skin. This is why wearing sun screen so important.

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Which diet is best for the skin?

Mediterranean diets are full of fish, vegetables, fruit and olive oil. All of these have healthy omega fatty acids which are excellent for the skin.

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Not getting enough ______ can hurt your skin.

Sleep is when your body regenerates, so depriving it of that will of course negatively affect your skin. Lack of sleep causes stress, which can lead to a dull complexion and pimples.

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What can help prevent crow's feet?

If you are always squinting in the sun you can cause crow's feet to develop prematurely. Wearing sunglasses can prevent this.

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Where on your face is skin the thinnest?

The skin around your eyes is the thinnest. This means it can often show signs of aging before other parts of your face and needs special attention.

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Which healthy food works as both a snack and a classic skin care item?

Avocados contain vitamins and healthy fats that make them great for your skin. You can both eat them and use them as a soothing mask.

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Before you do anything else to dry skin, __________ it.

Dry skin needs regular exfoliation to get rid of any dull dry patches or flakes. If they are not taken care of they will block moisture from getting in.

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Which of these are kinds of moisturizing ingredients in skin care?

All of these kinds of ingredients work differently in skin care products. Humectants attract water, emollients fill cracks between skin cells and occlusives keep moisture locked in.

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How many times a day should the average person moisturize their face?

Moisturizing once in the morning and once at night works for most skin types. However, you can skip the morning if you don't have time.

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All sunscreens suit all skin types: True or False?

Sunscreens are definitely not one size fits all. Make sure to get one that suits your skin type for the best results.

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Should dry-skinned people bathe in hot water?

Taking long hot showers can strip your skin of oils it needs to be healthy, which can cause dry skin to crack. Take short lukewarm showers instead.

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Should you wash your entire body every day?

People with dry skin especially do not need to wash their entire body from head to toe every day. Sticking to a few key areas daily will work fine.

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If your skin is dry in some parts and oily in others it is called ________.

Combination skin is both oily and dry. Many people with this skin type have more oil in the center of their face and are dryer on the sides.

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Should you use an oil-stripping toner on oily skin?

While it might seem like a no brainer to use oil stripping toners on oily skin, it's not a good idea. These dry out your skin, making it produce even more oil.

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A CTM skincare routine includes what?

A CTM skin care routine includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing. This is ideal for any skin type.

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What does toner do to pores?

Toner removes any last bits of your cleanser and can shrink open pores. This is especially great for oily and combination skin.

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Oily and combination skin types might benefit from _______ moisturizers.

Mattifying skin care and beauty products reduce oiliness and shine. This can be great for oily and combination skin.

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Should you squeeze zits?

Squeezing or popping zits can make your pores larger and cause increased break outs and infections. It can also potentially cause scarring.

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Should people with sensitive skin stick to hypoallergenic products?

As there are no federal standards applied to that word, it doesn't really mean anything. Don't buy into the hype and read labels instead.

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Sensitive skin is often more _______ than other skin types.

Sensitive skin is more vulnerable to chemicals, sunlight and the elements very often. It needs a lot of moisture and TLC.

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Sensitive skin should not be washed more than _________ per day.

One wash in the morning and one in the evening is enough time for sensitive skin. Overdoing it may cause irritation.

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________ is more when it comes to caring for sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin can easily be overwhelmed, so a complex skin care routine is not necessary. Stick to a few simple staples that get the job done.

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What should you do with old cosmetics?

Old cosmetics contain bacteria and build up that you don't want on your skin. This can cause infections, break outs and irritation.

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_______ skin is often very sensitive to the sun.

Sensitive skin is not only often sensitive to product, but to the sun. Always wear SPF.

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Whether you're dry, oily, acne prone or anything in between, every type of skin has its own needs. Test your skin care IQ with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

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