Climate Change: Your Skin and the Weather Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

A forecast of hazy, hot and humid may determine more than what you wear -- it may also impact your skin. Think you know how to take care of you skin, rain or shine?

When the temperatures drop during the winter months, what often happens to the humidity levels?

Cold temperatures can often also mean low humidity levels.

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How does low humidity affect your skin?

Low humidity can cause your skin to feel dry.

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Which skin condition is prone to flare-ups during dry weather?

Eczema is likely to flare up in dry climates. If you have eczema, humidity is your friend.

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True or false: Sunscreen is an important part of skin care all year round.

True. The sun's ultraviolet rays damage skin no matter the season.

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What should you apply daily to help combat the effects of low humidity, hot showers and cold temperatures?

A daily moisturizer will help prevent, protect and repair dry, tight and cracked skin.

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What causes dry skin?

Dry skin happens when the outermost layer of skin is stripped of its protective oils and loses its water.

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What does exposure to sunlight do to your skin?

Sunlight causes premature aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation, as well as precancerous spots known as actinic keratoses.

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How long does it take for the symptoms of heat rash to disappear?

Heat rash typically lasts about three to four days.

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In what type of climate are you more prone to have oily, blemish-prone skin?

Oily, blemish-prone skin can happen in any climate, but is more common in hot, humid weather.

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Which of the following common ingredients in skin cleanser may also make your skin sensitive to sunlight?

Salicylic acid is used to help prevent blemishes and control oil, but it may also make your skin sensitive to sunlight.

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