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5 Matching questions

  1. Why do fingers and toes look wrinkled after sustained immersion in water but legs, arms, back, etc. do not?
  2. What is an emollient?
  3. Is a Tan the body's way of trying to "look good"?
  4. What is Erythema?
  5. What are milia?
  1. a A substance which softens the skin [from Latin. "ex" = out and "mollire" = soften]
  2. b 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. c 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".
  4. d Small whitish lumps on the skin caused by clogged sebaceous glands. Milia typically occur on the face with the most common locations being around the eyes, face, across the nose and cheeks. In many instances, Milia disappear after a few weeks.
  5. e Fingers and toes contain fewer lipids than other parts of the body making them more susceptible to the effect of sustained immersion in water removing significant amounts of Sebum causing skin to absorb more water thus swelling and appearing wrinkled. []

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Ingredients which soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
  2. 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.
  3. Exfoliation : with either an AHA (Glycolic Acid) or a BHA (Salicylic Acid). Exfoliation removes the surface layer of skin much more effectively and efficiently than the body can do on its own, effectively "accelerating" the natural exfoliation process. The morning following the Exfoliation (after the skin has recovered from the momentary irritation), the skin WILL look markedly smoother.
  4. A silicone oil which forms a slick, lubricating coat on a surface. Can be used in hair products to create a surface with less friction for easier combing, or as a protectant, emollient, and occlusive for skin care products.
  5. Antioxidants are ingredients which help to counteract Free Radicals (which damage cells through disruption of atomic structure). They can also be said to inhibit oxidation. They thus help the condition of the skin, and in food applications keep foods from becoming rancid and spoiled.

5 True/False questions

  1. What is Genistein?An alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils


  2. What skin related problems arise directly as a result of sun exposure?Ninety percent of skin aging is a result of sun damage


  3. What are the benefits of Vitamin C in skin care?Glycerin acts as a humectant and an emollient to soften and smoothe skin


  4. What is retinol?Melasma, also known as the "mask of pregnancy", consists of light or dark, brown or grey patches, ranging from the size of a dime, to large areas on the face and chest. It appears in sun exposed area, and more often in women during pregnancy or during estrogen replacement therapy.


  5. What is melanoma?Cancer of the melanocytes.