Fact or Fiction: Daily Skin Care Regimens
Bored with your skin care regimen? Take this skin care regimen quiz to test your skin care knowledge and get tips on revitalizing your daily skin care regimen.
Question 1 of 10
One of the most important things you can do for your skin every day is to use at least SPF 50 sunscreen.
... You should definitely use sunscreen everywhere, every day, but SPF 15 is sufficient for most people.
Question 2 of 10
Drinking at least a gallon of water every day is a big part of your skin care regimen.
... A half-gallon is 64 ounces, which is the minimum you should drink every day.
Question 3 of 10
People with oily or combination skin should use facial cleansers that contain soap, but everyone else should use soap-free facial cleansers.
... Facial skin is more delicate than the rest of your body, so soap is too harsh for it.
Question 4 of 10
Adding essential fatty acids to your daily food regimen can really help your skin.
... All the essential fatty acids -- omega-6 included -- are great for your skin. They help your skin hold in water and nutrients.
Question 5 of 10
Eating foods that are rich in calcium is another great way to help your skin every day.
... Not to put down calcium or vitamin D, but antioxidants are really the way to go. They help your body fight skin-damaging free radicals.
Question 6 of 10
According to the USDA, red or pinto beans, blueberries and bananas are the most antioxidant-rich foods.
... Beans and berries are where it's at, at least in terms of antioxidants.
Question 7 of 10
If you have dry skin, it might help to moisturize with baby oil after toweling off post-shower.
... The more moisture you can retain, the better, so slather on the baby oil while your skin is still damp.
Question 8 of 10
If you're plagued by dry, scaly feet, make it a nighttime habit to moisturize and then put on socks.
... Socks are the way to go -- but they should be lightweight and preferably cotton.
Question 9 of 10
People with acne-prone skin should wash their faces twice a day.
... Twice a day is good, and look for noncomedogenic products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Question 10 of 10
A daily mud- or clay-based facial mask is great for oily skin.
... A couple times a week should reduce skin oil.
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