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  1. What is a wood's light? (also known as a black light or UVB camera)
  2. Is a Tan the body's way of trying to "look good"?
  3. What are the benefits of Vitamin C in skin care?
  4. ...
  5. What is a Cell-Communicating Ingredient?
  1. a A diagnostic tool whereby ultraviolet light (at a wavelength of ~ 365 nm) is shone onto the patients skin and shows any abnormalities as a fluroescence (light emitted from absorbing radiation). It reveals dark facial spots before they are visible to normal light.
  2. b Vitamin C promotes Collage Synthesis and is an antioxidant.
  3. c When the skin is exposed to UV radiation, Melanocytes (Melanin producing cells in the skin) produce increased amounts of the skin pigment Melanin as a mechanism of defense to help arrest radiation damage to the skin's cellular structures and DNA.
  4. d Theoretically, they are ingredients that have the ability to induce a skin cell to look, act, and behave better, more like a normal healthy skin cell, or concurrently blocking substances which persuade skin cells to behave in a destructive manner []
  5. e A Tan is a sign the skin has been DAMAGED. A Tan is a sign the skin has been trying to defend itself from the destructive effects of the sun's UV Radiation. A Tan is NOT the body's way of trying to "look good".

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. To quote Dr. Leslie Baumann from The Skin Type Solution page 352, "Skin that NEVER SEES THE SUN does not wrinkle, so with the right behaviors wrinkles can be avoided...."
  2. Between 26 to 42 days. [Skin Type Solution, 18]
  3. An alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils
  4. wax esters, trigylcerides, squalene
  5. Tanning beds are terrible for the skin. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated tanning beds as being a Level 1 Carcinogen, meaning they are as carcinogenic as Mustard Gas and Arsenic.

5 True/False Questions

  1. ...UVA (Ultraviolet AGING) Radiation is a long wave radiation which can easily pass through glass and penetrates deeply into the skin, reaching the endodermis and damaging the skin's DNA. UVA Radiation is more insidious than UVB radiation, as it does not readily burn the skin, instead doing damage surreptitiously below the skin's surface, prompting the creation of new wrinkles and skin imperfections.


  2. What is the goal of skin care for damaged skin?Damaged skin (typically damaged by the sun) cannot produce many of the ingredients needed to maintain skin's youthful appearance, and so the goal of skin care products is to replace and replenish those ingredients to restore youthful skin.


  3. How was retinol discovered?It was discovered in 1978 by scientists who were researching treatments for Acne.


  4. What is a Blackhead?Identical to a Blackhead, with the exception that a small amount of skin has grown over the follicle, resulting in the bump appearing white. []




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