THE SKIN QUIZ
Test your skin knowledge with these quickfire questions
Dry and dehydrated skin are the same thing
Dry skin is a skin type, like normal and oily skin. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when there's a lack of water in the skin. All skin types can become dehydrated.
Transepidermal water loss only occurs during the day
Transepidermal water loss occurs all the time, not just during the day - so it's important to make sure your skin stays hydrated at night! Clarins’ research shows that the skin’s protective barrier is most permeable at night, making it more susceptible to moisture loss that can result in dullness, tightness & fine lines.
The exposome only includes external factors
Our skin changes as we age. Some of these changes are due to our genetics, or 'genome'. All of the other factors that affect our skin are caused by our environment, or 'exposome' - everything from our diet and lifestyle to pollution and the weather.
Skin loses up to 1L of water every month
Skin suffers up to 17 'thermal shocks' every day from factors linked to the exposome, for a total of almost one liter of water lost per month.