Are you skincare savvy enough to tell the truth from the not-so-true? Take this quiz to find out!
Mineral Oil causes clogged pores – True or False?
FALSE. This is a very common, very wrong, belief among not only average consumers but sometimes even in the professional field. The simple truth is that pharmaceutical grade mineral oil is noncomdogenic. Study after study, has shows that this occlusive, naturally occurring oil helps to decrease inflammation and helps to keep the skin hydrated.
100% all natural products are chemical-free – True or False?
False. Absolutely nothing is 100% chemical free. Plants, Human bodies and even our food contain chemicals. Natural substances can contain hundreds of chemicals that are present in their natural state – did you know that 1/3 of all prescription drugs are made from natural plant sources?
Tanning booths are safe as long as they don’t contain UVB rays – True or False?
You know that tanning in the sun is unhealthy and can lead to skin cancer and premature aging. But what about tanning booths? Tanning booth companies often say that they are filtering out the so-called “sunburn” UVB rays, says Jenny Kim, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles. But when you go to a tanning booth, you’re still exposing your skin to UVA rays, which penetrate deeper into the skin and cause damage that can lead to premature aging and skin cancers. -WebMD
You Can Use The Same Skin Care Products All Year – True or False?
TRUE. It can be frustrating to think that each time the seasons change you need to change your skin care products but when it comes to winter that just might be true. Switching to a richer, more hydrating cream just might be the difference between flaky, tight skin and smooth, hydrated skin. Using creamy dual action cleanser can also help keep skin feeling moist. This is also the perfect time to add a hydrating serum or facial oil to your skin care routine so that your skin feels and looks great, even under the harshest outdoor conditions.
Eating Chocolate Will Cause Breakouts – True or False?
FALSE. Foods do not contribute to the prevention of, healing of nor the cause of acne and breakouts. Stress, hormones and pollution causes breakouts. In fact, chocolate has been a proven stress reducer, so eat up. Of course, it is not healthy to overindulge in greasy and fatty foods. However, there is no reason to cut out these special holiday treats in an attempt to heal acne.
What is the recommended range of SPF protection you should wear on a daily basis?
Many experts agree, SPF protection between 15 and 30 is ideal for normal day-to-day activities. Of course if you plan to be in the sun longer than an hour, you should apply a slightly higher SPF and reapply every couple of hours.