QUIZ: Are You A Skin Care Expert?


I learned a lot in my 600 hours of skin care training. 

Here’s what I discovered: There was so much that I didn’t know about skin. Also, the tests that are required to become a licensed esthetician are really difficult!

Let’s test your skin knowledge and see if you knew more than I did when I started! skin care

1. The gland that secretes oil is known as the ____.
Papillary Gland
Sebaceous Gland
Exocrine Gland
Pituitary Gland

2. The skin’s surface is protected by a lipid matrix known as the ____.
Protective Layer
Epidermal Function
Barrier Function
Protective Barrier

3. Which of these is NOT a cause of acne.
Clogged pores
Hormonal changes
Certain cosmetics and skin care products
None of the above; they all cause acne.

4. What skin type is characterized by small pores?

5. Dehydrated skin lacks ____.

6. Which of these is not true about tanning:
Tanning represents a healthy appearance after spending time in the sun.
A ‘tan’ is the change in the skin’s pigment due to melanin production as a defense against the sun’s rays.
The sun damage caused by tanning is the number one cause of aging.
Tanning increases the risk of developing skin cancer.

7. This area of the face has the fewest oil glands
Around the eyes

Give yourself one point for each correct answer! 1.  Sebaceous 2. Barrier Function 3. None of the above; they all cause acne 4. Dry  5. Water [Read: What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?] 6. Tanning represents a healthy appearance after spending time in the sun. 7. Around the eyes

1-3 Points: Skin Care Novice! Stay tuned to our blog and learn more!

4-5 Points:  You’re still learning, but you’re definitely on the road to becoming an expert!

6-7 Points: You’re an expert! You definitely read beauty blogs and keep up with the latest and best in skin care!

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

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