Sun Exposure and Scars Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Test your knowledge of how the sun affects the healing of scars with this quiz about what skin exposure does to scars.

What should you avoid when trying to heal a scar?

The sun can make it more difficult for a scar to heal and can sometimes even make the scar permanent as a result of too much sun exposure.


Scars are:

Scars are a natural part of the skin's healing process and result from a buildup of scar tissue.


When a scar becomes sunburned, it can turn brown and become more noticeable.

When scars are exposed to too much sun this can result in a brownish coloring of the scarred area of the skin as a result of sunburn.


Sun exposure can also cause the scarred skin to thicken:

The anser is true, too much exposure to the sun can cause scar tissue to thicken in addition to turn a brownish color.


What's the minimum SPF should you use on your scare before going outside?

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Be sure to reapply, too!


Thickening and browning of the scar can:

Thickening and browning of the scar caused by too much sun exposure can make the scar more difficult to treat, and yes, in some cases, cause permanent scarring.


What is the best thing you can do to prevent a scar from getting too much sun exposure?

The best option for preventing sun damage to a scar is to keep the area covered by either clothing or a bandage.


If you have a facial scar that is difficult to cover with a bandage, you should:

If you have a facial scar that you cannot cover, be sure to use sunscreen that is at least SPF 15 in the area very liberally and continue to reapply throughout the time that you're in the sun.


It is possible to predict how a scar will look after healing.

Unfortunately, because everyone heals differently, it is impossible to predict how a scar will look after it heals. All you can do to control it is to take proper care of the affected area.


Keloid scars are:

Keloid scars are a type of scar that develops post-surgery. They are the formation of scar tissue that grows out of the incision line.


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