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T   F 1. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving persistent facial flushing that can resemble a sunburn.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: TRUE

In more serious stages, it can evolve into serious eruptions with papules, pustules and cysts. Rosacea is a skin condition that must be diagnosed by a dermatologist. Due to the many stages of the condition, many people do not recognize they have Rosacea. If you have experienced prolonged periods of redness, and experience pimples that do not clear using conventional means, consult your dermatologist. The cause of Rosacea has not yet been determined. Though one cannot cure Rosacea, treatment options are available. Click here to learn more. .


T   F 2. Adrenal Glands produce oil , which combined with dead skin cells creates a plug in the pore. When bacteria gets trapped underneath the plug, the pore becomes inflamed and a pimple is formed .
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

The correct gland is the Sebaceous gland. Sebaceous glands become more active during periods of elevated hormone activity. Other triggers of acne include improper skin care, food allergies and sensitivities, and vitamin imbalance. Acne can also be aggravated by climate, particularly heat and humidity (which promote bacterial development), irritants in personal care products, and also stress. Click here to learn more.


T   F 3. Puberty has NO affect on teenage acne.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

The reason teenagers are hit so hard by acne is simple. Hormones. When puberty hits, the body produces more hormones called Androgens. These hormones cause your oil glands to become more active. The oil comes to the surface of the skin where it combines with the dead skin cells that are normally shed daily.The oil and skin cells then stick together and instead of shedding off your skin they are settling on your skin and even worse in your pores. This combination seals off the pore making it impossible for all the extra oil that is being produced to get to the surface of the skin. Now the oil and bacteria that should be coming to the surface of the skin is stuck. This causes inflammation and the inflammation sends signal to your body that something is wrong. In defense, the body rushes white blood cells to the pore to address the problem. All of this activity beneath the surface of the skin is the cause of your breakouts. Click here to learn more.


T   F 4. Couperose is a condition where redness appears due to the presence of small, dilated red blood vessels visible on the face.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: TRUE

Normally, when there is a sudden rush of blood to the skin, capillaries expand to receive the increase of blood, then contract and return to normalcy. In a weakened state of elasticity, however, capillaries will expand, but do not contract and return to their normal state. This results in dilated capillaries with lingering blood cells, making them appear defined and red on the skinís surface. Couperose skin can be aggravated by excessive use of hot and cold water on skin, blushing, spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes, hot & spicy foods, and sun; anything that causes blood to rush to the face. Click here to learn more.


T   F 5. The most common skin problem affecting pregnant women is dry skin.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

No. Stretch marks are the most common skin problem affecting pregnant women. The skin is like a rubber band: as the pregnancy progresses, it pulls and stretches to accommodate the growth. However, if the skin stretches too quickly, and not enough collagen is present, the skin can tear and leave permanent stretch marks. Click here to learn more.


T   F 6. Using skin care products can reverse the effect of aging to your skin.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

Reversing the aging process is not possible, preventing and protecting skin from the early appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be achieved through proper skin care. One can also reduce the appearance of existing lines through hydration and refining. Click here to learn more.


T   F 7. Topical drying cream effectively heal Cystic Pimples.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

When a pimple is red, underneath the surface of the skin, and tender to the touch, a topical drying cream will not effectively heal the blemish, because the infection is deeply embedded under the skin. For these deeper blemishes, the Buffering Lotion is an effective way to expedite the healing process. A light, liquid antiseptic solution absorbs into the skinís surface to attack the root of the infection under the skin. By avoiding unnecessary topical drying, scarring is minimalized. Click here to learn more.


T   F 8. Squeezing your pimples does nothing more than deposit and push more bacteria and oil into your skin.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: True

The same bacteria and oils that are causing you to break out are also on your hands. Squeezing your pimples does nothing more than deposit and push more bacteria and oil into your skin. Worst of all it may lead to scarring. Click here to learn more.


T   F 9. It is important to find a good skin care regimen.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: TRUE

Not all skin (or all acne) is exactly alike. For this reason you shouldnít be using a one size fits all regimen to address your unique needs. Fill out a skin care analysis questionnaire and a highly trained skin care consultant will personally recommend a regimen to suit your specific needs. Click here to learn more.


T   F 10. Collagen is not a fundamental protein in the composition of the skin.
CORRECT!The Correct Answer Is: FALSE

Collagen IS a fundamental protein in the composition of the skin. It plays a primary role in elasticity and hydration. As we get older, the collagen structure weakens and the skin loses its firmness and becomes less able to retain moisture. The breakdown of collagen contributes to wrinkling and creates the appearance of sagging skin. Topical application of products containing collagen will make fine lines and wrinkles appear more smooth and plump. Also, due to its moisture-binding properties, collagen products provide light, natural hydration to the skin. Click here to learn more.


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