Preparation For Esthetics State Board Exam

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  • 1. 
    What is an alternative to the use of wet cotton pads when cleansing the face?
    • A. 

      Gauze

    • B. 

      Tissues

    • C. 

      Dry pads

    • D. 

      Facial sponges


  • 2. 
    What is the most important reason for the regular use of hygiene in the spa?
    • A. 

      Its builds customer confidence

    • B. 

      It helps the shop look better

    • C. 

      It maximizes financial profits

    • D. 

      It avoids the spread of infection


  • 3. 
    Psoriasia appears as:
    • A. 

      Elevated nodules

    • B. 

      Loss of body hair

    • C. 

      A viral infection

    • D. 

      Scaly, red lesions


  • 4. 
    What is a beneficial action of a clay mask?
    • A. 

      To deepen color

    • B. 

      To soften the skin

    • C. 

      To absorb impurities

    • D. 

      To increase temperature


  • 5. 
    Muscular tissue may be stimulated by:
    • A. 

      A massage

    • B. 

      An ice pack

    • C. 

      A makeup base

    • D. 

      An astringent


  • 6. 
    Which one of the following are open sores on tissue surfaces?
    • A. 

      Cysts

    • B. 

      Ulcers

    • C. 

      Polyps

    • D. 

      Nodules


  • 7. 
    After removal of a facial mask, what should be used to tone the skin?
    • A. 

      Paraffin wax

    • B. 

      A mild astringent

    • C. 

      A mild disinfectant

    • D. 

      A solution of uric acid


  • 8. 
    What is the proper safety protocol for cleaning up a blood spill?
    • A. 

      Apply an antiseptic

    • B. 

      Bandaged the wound

    • C. 

      Wear gloves

    • D. 

      Double bag soiled items


  • 9. 
    What four cell types make up the epidermis, the protective outer layer of our skin?
    • A. 

      Keratinocytes, melanocytes, langerhans, and merkel's cells

    • B. 

      Collagen, elastin, fibroblast, mast cells

    • C. 

      Lymphocytes, adipocytes, macrophages, and microphages

    • D. 

      Corpuscles, hemidesmosomes, squamous cells, and epithelial cells

    • E. 

      Krause end's bulb, Ruffini's corpuscles, Pacinan corpuscles, and Meissner's corpuscles


  • 10. 
    What are sudoriferous glands?
    • A. 

      Oil glands

    • B. 

      Endocrine glands

    • C. 

      Ductless glands

    • D. 

      Sweat glands


  • 11. 
    What is the function of sebum?
    • A. 

      To dry the skin

    • B. 

      To cool the skin

    • C. 

      To cleanse the skin

    • D. 

      To lubricate the skin


  • 12. 
    What is the function of sweat?
    • A. 

      To dry the skin

    • B. 

      To cool the skin

    • C. 

      To cleanse the skin

    • D. 

      To lubricate the skin


  • 13. 
    What are sebaceous glands?
    • A. 

      Oil glands

    • B. 

      Endocrine glands

    • C. 

      Ductless glands

    • D. 

      Sweat glands


  • 14. 
    Skin is the body's largest organ--how many functions does it perform?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8


  • 15. 
    Lymphatic drainage is a specialized service estheticians provide. Describe the purpose and practice of lymphatic drainage.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 16. 
    What does effleurage refer to, and what is its purpose? Can you name any related techniques?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 17. 
    What core services can you expect to be tested on when applying for an esthetician license?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 18. 
    A facial steamer is frequently used in skin treatment. What are its two main purposes?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 19. 
    What are skin tags, and how can they be treated?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 20. 
    What is the medical term for a wrinkle, and what is its cause?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 21. 
    How are fingernails and toenails related to the skin? What is their function?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 22. 
    Explain the role of melanin in skin color and protection. What skin disorder is defined by a lack of melanin?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 23. 
    What is the deepest layer of the skin, and what does it consist of?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 24. 
    Which layer of the skin is known as "true skin?"
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 25. 
    What is the Fitzpatrick Scale, and how is it used? Why do estheticians need to know it?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 26. 
    At esthetician school, what topics are covered in advanced esthetics?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 27. 
    What is the purpose of a chemical peel, and what chemicals are typically used?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 28. 
    What does OSHA stand for, and what is its role in the esthetics industry?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 29. 
    How can you learn more about the science and application of esthetics?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 30. 
    What are the two main types of exfoliation procedures? What does each involve?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C


  • 31. 
    Self beautification has its origins in?
    • A. 

      The 18th century

    • B. 

      The popularity of glamorous hollywood movies

    • C. 

      Pigments that made cosmetics available to a mass audience

    • D. 

      Ancient cultures, when it was often allied with the practice of medicine


  • 32. 
    Early pigments were NOT made from?
    • A. 

      Minerals

    • B. 

      Nuts

    • C. 

      Feathers

    • D. 

      Insects


  • 33. 
    Henna:
    • A. 

      Was devolped in the us

    • B. 

      Was first used by hollywood make up artist max factor

    • C. 

      Is obtained from the powdered leaves and shoots of the mignonette tree

    • D. 

      Is considered extremely dangerous by modern standards


  • 34. 
    The first modern cosmetic compound:
    • A. 

      Was invented for actors and actresses in the 18th century

    • B. 

      Contained highly refined petroleum

    • C. 

      Was cold cream

    • D. 

      We aren't sure what the first cosmetic compound was, but we know it came from Egypt


  • 35. 
    Fragrant oils were used in the middle ages:
    • A. 

      Only for religious purposes

    • B. 

      As a perfume by those who could afford them

    • C. 

      Fragrant oils were not used by the middle ages

    • D. 

      As hair dyes


  • 36. 
    We know about the history of cosmetic use from?
    • A. 

      Its depiction in paintings

    • B. 

      Its depiction in movies

    • C. 

      Carbon dating

    • D. 

      Dna testing


  • 37. 
    The victorian age of the 19th century was a time:
    • A. 

      When elaborately colored clothing was common

    • B. 

      When heavy use of cosmetics on the cheeks and lips was the norm

    • C. 

      Of austere and restrictive fashions and cosmetic use

    • D. 

      When headdresses were sometimes a foot tall


  • 38. 
    In the 1920's?
    • A. 

      Americans' use of cosmetics was influenced by movie stars

    • B. 

      To imitate the look of forbidden rouge and lipstick, women pinched their cheek and bit their lips

    • C. 

      Eye shadow was not used

    • D. 

      Skin,bhair, and body treatment was still like that of the victorian age


  • 39. 
    Because of shortages during World War II:
    • A. 

      Most women made their own cosmetics out of insects,berries, and other natural sources, often grown in the victory gardens

    • B. 

      Cosmetic use was banned by the government

    • C. 

      Cosmetics were rationed

    • D. 

      In spite of wartime shortages, sales of cosmetics and grooming aids grew


  • 40. 
    A cosmecutical is:
    • A. 

      Any spa treatment that includes cosmetics

    • B. 

      An acient greek process of creating pigments

    • C. 

      A cosmetic with theraputic properties

    • D. 

      A manicure


  • 41. 
    Which of the following are not comtemporary "anti-aging" treatments?
    • A. 

      Cosmeceuticals

    • B. 

      Nutriceuticals

    • C. 

      Nutriceuticals

    • D. 

      Neuroceuticals


  • 42. 
    Which of the following factors shaped the 20th century cosmetic use?
    • A. 

      Hollywood movies

    • B. 

      The invention of the internet

    • C. 

      The world war II ban on cosmetics

    • D. 

      Increased average lifespan


  • 43. 
    Estheticans:
    • A. 

      Deal with the overall health and well-being of the skin

    • B. 

      Were acient greek inventors of many of today's pigments

    • C. 

      Are any people who use cosmetics

    • D. 

      Are experts in the history of cosmetic use


  • 44. 
    Estheticans:
    • A. 

      Provide care and treatment to keep the skin healthy

    • B. 

      May manufacture cosmetics

    • C. 

      Detect skin problems that may require medical attention

    • D. 

      All the above are correct


  • 45. 
    Career options for estheticans include work in:
    • A. 

      Art galleries

    • B. 

      Department stores

    • C. 

      Police departments

    • D. 

      Sports medicine


  • 46. 
    Medical esthetics:
    • A. 

      Is another term for plastic surgery

    • B. 

      Involves the integeration of surgical procedures and aesthic treatments

    • C. 

      Is preformed only by registered nurses

    • D. 

      Is preformed only by a physician


  • 47. 
    A medical esthetician may work in:
    • A. 

      A community health center

    • B. 

      A dermatologist's office

    • C. 

      A nursing home

    • D. 

      A moruge


  • 48. 
    A medi-spa offers:
    • A. 

      Spa services and surgical procedures in a medical setting

    • B. 

      Spa services and surgical procedures in a spa setting

    • C. 

      A staff of esthetician MDs

    • D. 

      Medi-spas do not exsit yet under current liscensing laws


  • 49. 
    Medi-spas do not exsit yet under current liscensing laws:
    • A. 

      Basic skin care skills

    • B. 

      Cosmetic chemistry

    • C. 

      Organic chemistry

    • D. 

      Business skills


  • 50. 
    Which of the following services is offered by a laser center?
    • A. 

      Microdermabrassion

    • B. 

      Peel

    • C. 

      Spider vein removal

    • D. 

      Non of the above are correct


  • 51. 
    A make -up artist commonly works with:
    • A. 

      Police officers

    • B. 

      Soliders

    • C. 

      Morticians

    • D. 

      Dentists


  • 52. 
    Camouflage therapy is?
    • A. 

      A technique for hiding facial scarring or congential defects

    • B. 

      A makeup technique in which cosmetic colors are blended with the client's natural tones

    • C. 

      A technique to help medical estheticians devolp their color sense

    • D. 

      An egyptian art involving kohl, a silver-white, metalic stubstance


  • 53. 
    A licensed esthetician rarely:
    • A. 

      Travels

    • B. 

      Owns her own salon

    • C. 

      Needs business skills

    • D. 

      Non of the above are correct


  • 54. 
    An esthetician employed as a department store salesperson might:
    • A. 

      Work as a cashier

    • B. 

      Sell exclusively his or her own product line

    • C. 

      Produce educational book for the esthetics market

    • D. 

      Travel frequently to manufacturer's showrooms


  • 55. 
    As a esthetics educator, you would:
    • A. 

      Need to meet the requirements other teachers of career preparations courses do

    • B. 

      Need supervisory skills

    • C. 

      Need to keep up with devolpements in the field

    • D. 

      All the above are correct


  • 56. 
    As an educator in the field of esthetics, you might work:
    • A. 

      For a cosmetics manufacturer

    • B. 

      For a cosmetology school

    • C. 

      To establish,amend, and repeal laws involving the industry

    • D. 

      All the above are correct


  • 57. 
    State license examiners do not:
    • A. 

      Supervise medi-spa care

    • B. 

      Ensure ethical standards are met

    • C. 

      Conduct examinations

    • D. 

      Enforce state regulations


  • 58. 
    What interest can you combine with your career in esthetics?
    • A. 

      Journalism

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Work with public

    • D. 

      All the above are correct


  • 59. 
    What factors will not influence esthetics in the 21st century?
    • A. 

      Aging baby boomers

    • B. 

      Fast-paced, stressful american lifestyles

    • C. 

      New techniques in marketing

    • D. 

      Skin transplants


  • 60. 
    Kohl is:
    • A. 

      A fragrant oil invented in the middle ages

    • B. 

      Used as a perfume in a cosmetic related to arsenic

    • C. 

      The greek spelling for "coal", an ancient form of eye makeup

    • D. 

      An egyptian hair dye


  • 61. 
    Which trend was a charateristic of the 1970's?
    • A. 

      Well-scrubbed look

    • B. 

      Heavy eyeliner and false eyelashes

    • C. 

      Individual look your best style

    • D. 

      Platinum-blond hair


  • 62. 
    A manufacturer's representative would:
    • A. 

      Demostrate company products

    • B. 

      Work to build clientele and increase product sales

    • C. 

      Visit salons

    • D. 

      All the above are correct


  • 63. 
    Since 1900 the average lifespan in the us has:
    • A. 

      Almost doubled

    • B. 

      Almost trippled

    • C. 

      Quadrupled

    • D. 

      Increased only slightly


  • 64. 
    _ destroy disease causing germs
    • A. 

      Leucocytes

    • B. 

      Red corpuscles

    • C. 

      Thrombocytes

    • D. 

      Plasma


  • 65. 
    What do nasal bones form?
    • A. 

      The occipital orifice

    • B. 

      Bridge of the nose

    • C. 

      The nostrils

    • D. 

      Obularis oris


  • 66. 
    The _ forms the forehead.
    • A. 

      Frontal bone

    • B. 

      Temporal bone

    • C. 

      Mandibular bone

    • D. 

      Occipital bone


  • 67. 
    _  system is another name for circulatory system.
    • A. 

      Vascular

    • B. 

      Excretory

    • C. 

      Cardiostriate

    • D. 

      Endocrine


  • 68. 
    Groups of bodily organs that act together in performing one or more functions are known as:
    • A. 

      Central organs

    • B. 

      Functioning organs

    • C. 

      Body systems

    • D. 

      Performing organs


  • 69. 
    The lower chambers of the heart:
    • A. 

      Valves

    • B. 

      Ventricles

    • C. 

      Atriums

    • D. 

      Ateries


  • 70. 
    Which system purifies the body through eliminating waste matter?
    • A. 

      Autonomic system

    • B. 

      Lymphatic system

    • C. 

      Digestive system

    • D. 

      Excretory system


  • 71. 
    Which of the following do blood vessels include?
    • A. 

      Arteries

    • B. 

      Capillaries

    • C. 

      Veins

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 72. 
    Along the cervical cutaneous nerve, which of the following is also a cervical nerve?
    • A. 

      Greater auricular nerve

    • B. 

      Lesser occipital nerve

    • C. 

      Greater occipital nerve

    • D. 

      All the above


  • 73. 
    Where should the application of cleansing product begin?
    • A. 

      Around the client’s eyes

    • B. 

      On the the client’s neck

    • C. 

      On the the client’s forehead

    • D. 

      On the the client’s chin


  • 74. 
    Which of the following is true regarding vinyl gloves?
    • A. 

      Vinyl gloves are never used during facials

    • B. 

      Vinyl gloves are more sanitary than latex gloves

    • C. 

      They are the only type of gloves permissible for use with mask application

    • D. 

      Have them on hand for client who have latex gloves


  • 75. 
    Select the preferred way to clean a glass electrode:
    • A. 

      Completely immerse it in disfectant

    • B. 

      In an autolave

    • C. 

      Wipe it with a solution of soap and water

    • D. 

      Completely immerses it into soapy water


  • 76. 
    The action of introducing solutions body tissues through the use of galvanic current is:
    • A. 

      Saponification

    • B. 

      Galvanization

    • C. 

      Phoresis

    • D. 

      Ion therapy


  • 77. 
    In facial treatments this aids in the absorption of cosmetic products into the skin, with the use of electric current:
    • A. 

      Thermolysis

    • B. 

      Saponification

    • C. 

      Ionization

    • D. 

      Electrolysis


  • 78. 
    The magnify lamp/light is also known as:
    • A. 

      Wood's lamp

    • B. 

      Dipoter

    • C. 

      A loupe

    • D. 

      Prism


  • 79. 
    A direct and steady current having a positive and negative pole utilized during a facial is:
    • A. 

      High Frequency current

    • B. 

      Ionization

    • C. 

      Galvanic current

    • D. 

      Tesla current


  • 80. 
    High frequency current is measured in:
    • A. 

      Ohms

    • B. 

      Hertz

    • C. 

      Amperes

    • D. 

      Watts


  • 81. 
    The Lucas spray was invented by:
    • A. 

      Dr. Lucas Champoinniere

    • B. 

      Galvani Lucas

    • C. 

      Dr. George Lucas

    • D. 

      Luigi Galvani


  • 82. 
    Preparing equipment in the treatment room includes:
    • A. 

      Emptying the steamer

    • B. 

      Folding towels

    • C. 

      Turning off the wax warmer

    • D. 

      Preheating the steamer


  • 83. 
    Which of the following is true regarding saponification?
    • A. 

      It is a chemical reaction that tranforms sebum into soap

    • B. 

      It is a surfactant enhancer which turns emulsions into solutions

    • C. 

      It is a highly specialized technique of making liquid soap

    • D. 

      It is a natural process of the endocrine system which turns perspiration into sebum


  • 84. 
    Infra-red rays used in beauty therapy for warming:
    • A. 

      Are absorbed in the kidneys, liver and intestines

    • B. 

      Are only used for psychological effects

    • C. 

      Are absorbed in the dermis and muscles

    • D. 

      Are only absorbed in the epidermis


  • 85. 
    What percentage of sunlight is made of visible light?
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      3%

    • D. 

      32%


  • 86. 
    How many amps in the circuit does it take to operate an appliance at 100 watts? 
    • A. 

      100 amps

    • B. 

      1000 amps

    • C. 

      1 amp

    • D. 

      10 amps


  • 87. 
    Electricity is the mobility and flow of:
    • A. 

      Neutrons

    • B. 

      Protons

    • C. 

      Ions

    • D. 

      Electrons


  • 88. 
    A device that tranforms direct current to alternating current it is a/an:
    • A. 

      Conductor

    • B. 

      Converter

    • C. 

      Insulator

    • D. 

      Rectifier


  • 89. 
    ____ is delivered with the use of an electrode.
    • A. 

      Electrotherapy

    • B. 

      Thermolysis

    • C. 

      Radiation

    • D. 

      Convection


  • 90. 
    Current will not flow through a conductor unless the force stronger than:
    • A. 

      The watts

    • B. 

      The amps

    • C. 

      The volts

    • D. 

      The ohms


  • 91. 
    ___softens and emulsifies oil and blackheads in the follicles.
    • A. 

      Iontophoresis

    • B. 

      Desincrustation

    • C. 

      Cataphoresis

    • D. 

      Ionization


  • 92. 
    The constant unidirectional and even flow of electrical charge is: 
    • A. 

      Alternating current

    • B. 

      Faradic current

    • C. 

      Direct current

    • D. 

      Mechanical current


  • 93. 
    Which of the following is a unit of electrical resistance?
    • A. 

      Volt

    • B. 

      Ohm

    • C. 

      Watts

    • D. 

      Amps


  • 94. 
    When a rapid and interrupted movement or flow of electric current periodically reverses direction, it is:
    • A. 

      Alternating current

    • B. 

      Direct current

    • C. 

      Unidirectional current

    • D. 

      Opposite current


  • 95. 
    What is soft waxing, and how is it performed? On which part of the body do estheticians use soft waxing?

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