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Question 1 of 8
Psoriasis is most prevalent in:
people with Asian ancestry
people with Scandanavian and Western European ancestry
Psoriasis affects men and women equally and is seen in all races. However, it is more common in people of Western European and Scandinavian ancestry.
people with Canadian ancestry
Question 2 of 8
You are at risk for melanoma if you:
have many moles
People with a high number of moles are at a greater risk of melanoma. Other candidates include people with red or fair hair, blue eyes, fair skin and freckles, those who tan with difficulty and burn in the sun and those with a history of the disease in two or more family members.
have a year-round tan
use sunscreen with less than an SPF 15
Question 3 of 8
The best age to have a successful facelift is:
all of the above
You can have a successful facelift at 40, 50 or 60. And while most people seek this age-booster during this 20-year age span, they can have successful surgery in their 70s and 80s, too, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Question 4 of 8
The appearance of a woman's first facial wrinkle occurs around which birthday?
Though it often takes them by surprise, women experience their first wrinkle around their 30th birthday. Inherited patterns begin to show up then because cellular regeneration is slowing down.
Question 5 of 8
The first line of defense against wrinkles is:
sunscreen SPF 15
Applying sunscreen SPF 15 or higher when you go outside is the best way to avoid wrinkles. You should also stop smoking which, along with sun damage, accelerates aging of the skin.
Question 6 of 8
Which topicals can help retard aging?
alpha lipoic acid
tocotrienols (vitamin E)
all of the above
All of these antioxidants have shown to impede and even repair cellular damage to skin cells, according to noted dermatologist, Nicholas Perricone, author of "The Wrinkle Cure." More specifically, they help to reduce inflammation, fade wrinkles and scars and improve muscle tone.
Question 7 of 8
Besides acne, the most common skin problem for teens is:
Next to acne, pityriasis rosea (pink patches which can sometimes appears in the hundreds) is the most common skin problem that teens face. Other common skin problems are: atopic eczema (makes the skin oozy, itchy and crusty, particularly the face and scalp) and tinea versicolor, which causes the skin to take on an uneven color and scaly appearance.
Question 8 of 8
Liver spots respond well to:
Chemical peels can remove liver spots, which are caused by age and exposure to the sun.