Sun Smart Quiz

How sun smart are you? Take this simple quiz to find out, and the answers may suprise you.

1. The primary cause of skin aging is:

  • smoking
  • bad diet
  • sun exposure

2. What are the peak hours for UV radiation exposure?

  • 9am-3pm
  • 10am-4pm
  • 11am-5pm

3. UV radiation can penetrate through automobiles, residential windows and clothing.

  • True
  • False

4. If you "temper" your skin by giving yourself a light tan before summer starts, you will be less likely to cause sun damage to yourself throughout the summer.

  • True
  • False

5. The effects of sun damage can be seen as early as one's:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s

6. Individulas with darker skin do not need to wear sunscreen as often as those with lighter skin.

  • True
  • False

7. Sun tanning in a tanning booth is safer than tanning in the sun.

  • True
  • False

8. Eighty percent of a person's sun exposure is acquired before age:

  • 18
  • 25
  • 37

9. Cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing and chemical peels can make one more susceptible to sun exposure.

  • True
  • False

10. Skin cancer kills more young women than any other type of cancer.

  • True
  • False

How did you do?
1. sun exposure
2. 10am-4pm
3. true
4. false
5. 20s
6. false
7. false
8. 18
9. true
10. true

8-10 correct answers: Congratulations! You are Sun-Smart and your skin thanks you for it.

5-7 correct answers: Not bad. But there's still more to learn about how to protect your skin from the sun.

0-4 correct answers: Been out in the sun a little too long? It's not too late to increase your Sun IQ. Schedule an appointment with your skin care specialist today. Contact us at the Torrance office at (310) 784-0644 or send us an email.

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