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  1. What is keratin?
  2. Why is scrubbing skin damaging?
  3. What is AHA and what are examples?
  4. How can parents take advantage of the wood's light?
  5. What are some examples of Emolllients?
  1. a A fibrous protein that occurs in the outer layer of skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails and hooves.
  2. b Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Triglyceride, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Linoleate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Decyl Oleate, and Stearic Acid. Natural Emollients include : Lanolin, Plant Oils (Jojoba), Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, and Cocoa Butter. []
  3. c When you tear away at skin, it causes a wound healing response, causing inflammation, increasing blood flow to the wounded area and prompting the body to create scar tissue to protect the wounded area, resulting in skin which looks rough and not smooth in texture.
  4. d Parents who are concerned about their children's future appearance are advised to take their children (particularly teenagers) to a Dermatologist and allow them to see what their skin will look like in the near future. Hopefully that will communicate to them the folly of sunbathing, tanning beds and sun exposure in general.
  5. e AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid. The most commonly used AHA's are Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. wax esters, trigylcerides, squalene
  2. Grapefruit Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract
  3. Tinosorb S and M []
  4. No. The statement is vague and does not clearly specify if both Long-Wave and Short-Wave UVA radiation is blocked. The informed consumer will LOOK at the ingredients.
  5. No. Hydroquinone should only be used for a maximum of several weeks, and should never be used by women during pregnancy. However, it is recognized as the most effective treatment for addressing unwanted dark spots. [Skin Type Solution]

5 True/False questions

  1. What is a Comedone?A substance that absorbs moisture [from Latin "umectare" = to moisen]


  2. What is Erythema?Superficial reddening of the skin, usually in patches, as a result of injury, irritation, or sunburn causing dilatation of the blood capillaries. [from Gk. "erythros" = red]


  3. What is an Occlusive?Materials such as oils and waxes which cannot be penetrated by water. Occlusives are spread onto skin to form a film which shields it to slow and prevent moisture from evaporating. []


  4. What does the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) number on the sunscreen bottle indicate?SPF indicates length of time a person can remain in the sun without burning (e.g. THEORETICALLY, a person who burns in 10 minutes using a sunscreen with SPF 15, can remain under the sun for 150 minutes). Practically, an SPF of 15 will last around an hour. []


  5. COMPONENTS OF THE SKINA fibrous protein that occurs in the outer layer of skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails and hooves.


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