How to Exfoliate Skin Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Exfoliation should be a big part of your skin care routine. Learn how to properly exfoliate your skin with this quiz.

Exfoliating removes dead cells from:

Slouging off dead cells reveals the new skin below.

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What are the two types of exfoliants?

Physical scrubs use substances like sugar, oatmeal and salt while chemical scrubs use acids.

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Loofahs are great exfoliating tools for the face.

Loofahs work well on the body but they're too harsh for the face.

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Two examples of chemical exfoliants are:

Stretch marks often appear on the breasts and thighs, in addition to the abdomen, buttocks and arms.

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Soap can't remove all the skin's dead cells on its own.

Soap can't do it all but it can remove dirt and oil.

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Chemical exfoliants can also cause:

Chemical exfoliants are effective but should be used less frequently.

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Your skin sheds 50,000 to 100,000 dead cells per minute.

Your skin actually sheds 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute but sometimes that natural shedding isn't enough.

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Dead cells left on your skin tend to be:

Failure to remove dead skin cells can also lead to acne.

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You should always use hot water when exfoliating.

Hot water can be irritating and overdrying. Warm water is recommended.

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People with normal or dry skin need to exfoliate:

Once or twice a week is enough. People with extremely oily skin may need to scrub on a daily basis.

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