Your Pimple Knowledge

Your Pimple Knowledge


Using what you've learned about skin care and acne, answer the questions in this online lesson assessment: Your Pimple Knowledge. As an alternative, you can answer these same questions using this sheet.

Directions: Circle the letter of the correct answer.
1. The color and texture or your skin is determined by your _______.

A. blood type     B. gender     C. intelligence     D. genetics

2. Subcutaneous tissue, the third layer of skin, helps your body _______.

A. store oil glands     B. produce melanin     C. stay warm     D. create new skin cells

3. To avoid dry skin, you should limit you shower and bath time to ______ minutes.

A. 15     B. 25     C. 35     D. 45

4. Experts say that acne is caused by _______.

A. drinking soda     B. eating fast food     C. dirty skin     D. hormones and heredity

5. Studies show that _______ are the most likely to have severe and long-term forms of acne.

A. young women     B. young men     C. older women     D. older men

6. Red pimples with white centers, called _______, are considered a severe form of acne.

A. nodules     B. papules     C. pustules     D. comedones

7. Experts suggest that the best way to treat severe acne is to _______.

A. reduce stress     B. avoid oily foods     C. ignore it     D. take prescription medication

8. Acne is a disorder of the skin’s _______ that results in clogged pores and lesions (pimples).

A. sweat glands     B. sebaceous glands     C. hair follicles     D. nerve endings

9. _______ is not a factor that can make acne worse.

A. Eating chocolate     B. Greasy makeup     C. Pollution     D. High hormone levels

10. The purpose of acne treatment is to _______.

A. produce sebum     B. reduce stress     C. remove skin     D. prevent scars

11. People with acne should wash their faces gently with a mild cleanser _______.

A. once a day     B. twice a day     C. once a week     D. twice a week

12. People who squeeze, pick at, or pinch their pimples risk developing _______.

A. scars     B. wrinkles     C. sun spots     D. skin cancer

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