Best Practices For Healthy Skin!

Does your skincare routine leave your skin looking its best?
Are you doing all you can to keep your skin looking youthful?

Test your Skin IQ, sort through common perceptions — and misperceptions — surrounding skincare and find out the best ways to keep your skin healthy.

 

Test Your Skin IQ Here: TRUE or FALSE?
Drinking plenty of water makes your skin moist and supple
Although drinking water is essential to keeping your body hydrated, the amount of moisture in your skin is more likely determined by external factors, such as amount of humidity in the air, time spent in the sun, frequency of cleaning your skin and types of soaps and detergents used.
A: False

 

To prevent dry skin, apply a moisturiser immediately after bathing
Although drinking water is essential to keeping your body hydrated, the amount of moisture in your skin is more likely determined by external factors, such as amount of humidity in the air, time spent in the sun, frequency of cleaning your skin and types of soaps and detergents used.
A: True

 

Eating greasy foods causes acne
Although drinking water is essential to keeping your body hydrated, the amount of moisture in your skin is more likely determined by external factors, such as amount of humidity in the air, time spent in the sun, frequency of cleaning your skin and types of soaps and detergents used.
A: False

 

The best way to clear up acne is to cleanse your skin as often as you can

Frequent cleansing, excessive scrubbing and using harsh soaps/chemicals can irritate skin and worsen acne. Instead, wash problem areas daily with a gentle cleanser and use oil-free, water-based skincare products.
A: False

 

The fragrance added to skincare products is the ingredient most likely to cause allergic skin reactions
Fragrance is the most likely to cause allergic contact dermatitis — a skin reaction that produces a red rash, bumps and sometimes blisters. If you have sensitive skin or experience an allergic reaction to your skin products, choose those without added fragrances.
A: True

 

Stress can worsen skin conditions, such as hives, psoriasis and eczema
Stress worsens many skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, hives, rosacea and acne. Manage your stress to reduce the occurrence or severity of these bothersome skin conditions.
A: True

 

Protecting your skin from sun
The best way to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. Ultraviolet light — the invisible but intense rays of the sun — damages your skin, causing deep wrinkles, dry, rough skin and more.
A: True

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