Supplements as Sunscreen: The Vitamins as Sun Protection Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Vitamins help improve your skin tone, but can they also help protect your skin from the sun? Test what you know about sun protection in our quiz.

Which is known to be the best way to protect your skin from the sun's damage?

Vitamns can improve your skin health, but sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin and prevent sun damage.


What causes photoaging, skin cancers and other sun damage?

The sun's ultraviolet rays cause sun damage to your skin.


Which vitamins are skin-repairing antioxidants?

Vitamins A, C and E are antioxidants that may help repair skin damage from UV rays.


When UV rays hit your skin, what is produced inside your body that causes skin damage?

UV rays cause the body to produce free radicals, and free radicals can cause cell damage.


What are free radicals?

Free radicals are atoms with an odd number of electrons -- also known as unpaired electrons.


True or false: Antioxidants neutralize free radicals.

True. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which helps to minimize the damage they can do inside your body.


Which of the following combinations of vitamins may help prevent sunburns?

Vitamins C and E may help prevent sunburn, and are more effective when combined.


Which of the following is a good source of vitamin C?

Most people associate oranges with vitamin C, but green foods are great sources, too.


Which is not a good source of vitamin E?

Nuts and seeds, including almonds, sunflower seeds and peanuts, are all good sources of vitamin E. Lemons are not.


True or false: Some vitamins may help protect you against sun damage while improving the look of your skin.

True. Vitamins C and E may help improve the look of your skin while also protecting it from sun damage.


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