Skin Balm and Backpacking: Skin Care While Backpacking Quiz

By: Sharita Sykes

Skin Balm and Backpacking: Skin Care While Backpacking Quiz
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About This Quiz

It is important to protect your skin at all times. Especially during outside adventures like backpacking. Take the quiz to ensure you have the perfect attire and supplies to maintain radiant skin.
What type of clothing is recommended to protect skin while backpacking?
light, airy summer attire to avoid overheating
a thick sweater to keep the mosquitos from biting
pants and long-sleeved shirts
Wearing pants, long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat can protect you from the dangers of the sun and insects.

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What type of material is best to wear to block more ultraviolet rays?
nylon
Synthetic materials like nylon can block more UV rays and are designed to purge moisture as you sweat.
cotton
silk

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What's the recommended sun protection factor (SPF) to protect against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays?
at least 10
at least 20
at least 30
Dermatologists recommend using products with a SPF of at least 30 for protection against harmful rays.

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What product is useful for keeping moist skin dry?
talcum powder
Talcum powder will keep your skin dry and can help protect from heat rashes.
Epsom salt
sulfur

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What is trench foot?
infection caused by prolonged exposure to damp feet
Trench foot is an infection caused by wet and cold conditions to the feet. Sprinkle some talcum powder on your feet and toes to avoid this infection.
condition where the feet are temporarily paralyzed
condition where the feet are significantly discolored, often in a green color

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In freezing temperatures, which ingredient should not be in skin balms?
petroleum jelly
water
Choose products that don’t have water in their formulas. This will protect against frostbite since the ingredients won’t freeze your skin.
dye

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What is DEET?
an acronym meaning Dry, Eat, Everybody Together to encourage safety habits while backpacking
a topical cream to apply to sunburnt skin
ingredient in most insect repellents
DEET is the primary ingredient in insect repellents. While the smell keeps insects away, applying it too often could lead to health hazards.

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When using sunblock and insect repellents separately, which should you apply first?
sunblock
If using sunblock and an insect repellent, apply the sunblock first.
insect repellent
It doesn’t matter.

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Why is sunblock important, even in snowy conditions?
The snow absorbs the protection.
The snow reflects the sunlight.
Snow reflects the sunlight well; therefore the skin could be blasted by the sun twice.
The snow also has harmful agents that can damage skin.

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What famous oil is used to sooth sunburns, blisters and blisters?
mineral oil
olive oil
tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is natural, non-toxic, antibacterial and disinfecting. It can also be mixed with water to create a sterilizing solution -- making it perfect for backpacking trips.

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