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  • 1. 

    What type of exfoliation do you roll off?

    Explanation
    Gommage is a type of exfoliation method where a gentle scrub or peel-off mask is applied to the skin and then rolled off, removing dead skin cells and impurities. This technique is particularly effective for sensitive skin as it provides a gentle exfoliation without causing irritation or redness. Gommage helps to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, leaving it smooth and radiant.

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  • 2. 

    What layer of skin is adipose fat found in?

    Explanation
    Adipose fat is found in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. This layer is located beneath the dermis and consists of fat cells that provide insulation and cushioning to the body. Adipose tissue also helps in storing energy and regulating body temperature.

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  • 3. 

    Define fissure:

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a crack in the skin penetrating the dermis". This definition accurately describes a fissure as a type of crack that goes beyond the outer layer of the skin, known as the dermis. Fissures can occur in various parts of the body, such as the hands, feet, or lips, and are often caused by dryness, trauma, or certain medical conditions. The penetration of the dermis is an important aspect of understanding fissures, as it distinguishes them from superficial cracks that only affect the surface of the skin.

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  • 4. 

    Scraping or scratching of the skin is known as what?

    Explanation
    Excoriation refers to the act of scraping or scratching the skin, resulting in damage or injury to the surface. It is commonly associated with conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, or self-inflicted wounds. Excoriation can cause redness, inflammation, and sometimes bleeding. This term accurately describes the action of scraping or scratching the skin, making it the correct answer to the given question.

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  • 5. 

    What is the purpose of loose powder?

    Explanation
    Loose powder is used to set foundation. It helps to mattify the skin, control shine, and increase the longevity of foundation. By applying a thin layer of loose powder over foundation, it helps to lock it in place and prevent it from creasing or smudging throughout the day. Additionally, loose powder can also help to blur the appearance of pores and fine lines, giving the skin a smoother and more flawless finish.

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  • 6. 

    How many metacarpals are in each hand?

    Explanation
    The human hand consists of five metacarpal bones, one for each finger. These long bones are located in the palm of the hand and connect the fingers to the wrist. Each metacarpal bone is responsible for providing support and stability to the fingers, allowing for various movements and dexterity. Therefore, the correct answer is five.

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  • 7. 

    What is the pH of distilled water?

    Explanation
    Distilled water has a pH of 7 because it is neutral. A pH of 7 indicates that the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) is equal to the concentration of hydroxide ions (OH-) in the water. In other words, distilled water is neither acidic nor basic, making it neutral.

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  • 8. 

    Appendages on the skin include:

    Explanation
    The appendages on the skin refer to the structures that are attached to or associated with the skin. In this case, hair and nails are considered as appendages on the skin. Hair is made up of keratin and grows from hair follicles in the skin. It serves various functions such as protection, insulation, and sensory perception. Nails are also made up of keratin and are formed by specialized cells in the nail matrix. They provide protection to the fingertips and help in grasping objects.

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  • 9. 

    Define woods lamp:

    Explanation
    A woods lamp is a type of filtered black light that is utilized to identify various skin conditions. By emitting a specific wavelength of light, the woods lamp can reveal certain skin abnormalities that may not be visible to the naked eye. This diagnostic tool is commonly used by dermatologists to detect fungal infections, bacterial infections, pigment disorders, and other skin conditions. The filtered black light helps to highlight specific features or substances on the skin, aiding in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

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  • 10. 

    Why do you use a spatula?

    Explanation
    A spatula is used to prevent cross contamination and maintain sanitation in food preparation. By using a spatula, you can avoid mixing different ingredients or transferring bacteria from one surface to another. It helps to keep the cooking area clean and hygienic, ensuring the safety of the food being prepared.

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  • 11. 

    What type of client would you not perform massage on?

    Explanation
    Massage therapy is generally safe and beneficial for most clients. However, there are certain conditions where caution should be exercised or massage should be avoided altogether. Clients with high blood pressure may have compromised blood vessels, and massage could potentially increase blood pressure. Similarly, clients with heart conditions may have underlying cardiovascular issues that could be aggravated by massage. Cancer patients may have weakened immune systems, and massage could potentially spread cancer cells or interfere with ongoing treatments. Acne, sunburn, and sensitive skin can be easily irritated or damaged during massage, causing discomfort or further complications. Therefore, it is important to avoid performing massage on clients with these conditions.

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  • 12. 

    In disincrustation, who holds the positive electrode?

    Explanation
    In disincrustation, the client holds the positive electrode. This is because disincrustation is a skin treatment technique that uses galvanic current, where the positive electrode is used to soften and remove impurities from the skin. By holding the positive electrode, the client allows the current to flow through their skin, helping to cleanse and improve its appearance.

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  • 13. 

    During a blood spill, what is the first thing you do?

    Explanation
    During a blood spill, the first thing you should do is to stop the service. This means that any activity or procedure that is being carried out should be halted immediately to prevent further contamination or spread of the blood. Stopping the service ensures that the safety of both the patient and healthcare professionals is prioritized, allowing for appropriate measures to be taken to clean up the spill and prevent any potential infections or accidents.

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  • 14. 

    On dark skin, waxing causes hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation?

    Explanation
    Waxing on dark skin can cause hyperpigmentation. This is because the trauma caused by waxing can trigger an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. As a result, dark patches or spots may appear on the skin, leading to hyperpigmentation. It is important to note that individuals with darker skin tones are more prone to this condition compared to those with lighter skin. Hyperpigmentation can be temporary or long-lasting, depending on the individual and the severity of the reaction.

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  • 15. 

    Define silicon:

    Explanation
    Silicon is a mineral-based substance that is commonly used in cosmetics as a lightweight emollient or vehicle. Emollients are ingredients that help to moisturize and soften the skin, while vehicles are substances that help to deliver other active ingredients into the skin. In cosmetics, silicon is often used to create a smooth and silky texture, improve the spreadability of products, and enhance the overall feel and performance of the formulation. It is a popular ingredient in many skincare and makeup products, providing a luxurious and lightweight feel.

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  • 16. 

    Define seborrhea:

    Explanation
    Seborrhea is defined as excessive oil production. This condition occurs when the sebaceous glands in the skin produce an excessive amount of sebum, the oily substance that lubricates the hair and skin. This can result in oily skin, greasy scalp, and the formation of dandruff. Seborrhea is commonly associated with conditions like acne, dandruff, and seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment options for seborrhea may include medicated shampoos, topical creams, and lifestyle changes to manage oil production.

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  • 17. 

    Define pathogenic bacteria:

    Explanation
    Pathogenic bacteria are a group of parasites that cause harm and diseases. They are capable of causing illnesses in living organisms. These bacteria require living matter for their growth and survival. This means that they rely on host organisms to provide them with the necessary nutrients and environment to thrive. By infecting and multiplying within their hosts, pathogenic bacteria can cause a wide range of diseases and health problems.

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  • 18. 

    Define chamomile:

    Explanation
    Chamomile is defined as a plant extract that possesses calming and soothing properties. This means that when chamomile is used, it can help to relax and soothe the body and mind. Chamomile is commonly used in herbal teas and aromatherapy products due to its ability to promote relaxation and relieve stress. Its calming properties make it a popular choice for individuals seeking natural remedies for anxiety or insomnia.

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  • 19. 

    Define eucalyptus:

    Explanation
    Eucalyptus is defined as a stimulant. This means that it has properties that can stimulate or excite the body or mind. Eucalyptus is known for its invigorating and refreshing qualities, often used in aromatherapy to promote alertness and mental clarity. It can also provide relief from congestion and respiratory issues when used as an inhalant or in topical applications. Its stimulating properties make it a popular ingredient in various products like essential oils, cough drops, and chest rubs.

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  • 20. 

    In what layer of the skin are keratinocytes found?

    Explanation
    Keratinocytes are found in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. This layer is the outermost layer of the epidermis and is composed of dead skin cells that have been filled with keratin, a tough protein that provides strength and protection to the skin. The stratum corneum acts as a barrier against environmental factors such as water loss, UV radiation, and pathogens. Keratinocytes in this layer continuously shed and are replaced by new cells from the underlying layers of the epidermis.

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  • 21. 

    What is the biggest bone on the face?

    Explanation
    The mandible, also known as the jawbone, is the largest and strongest bone in the face. It is a U-shaped bone that forms the lower jaw and holds the teeth in place. The mandible plays a crucial role in various functions such as chewing, speaking, and facial expression. It is connected to the skull by the temporomandibular joint, allowing for movement and flexibility. Due to its size and importance in facial structure and function, the mandible is considered the biggest bone on the face.

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  • 22. 

    A 7 to 9 jump on the pH scale is what percent jump?

    Explanation
    A jump from 7 to 9 on the pH scale represents a change of 2 units. Since the pH scale is logarithmic, each unit represents a tenfold difference in acidity or alkalinity. Therefore, a jump of 2 units represents a 100% increase in acidity or alkalinity.

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  • 23. 

    When using a lancet, what is the angle parallel to the face?

    Explanation
    When using a lancet, the angle parallel to the face is 35 degrees. This means that the lancet should be held at a 35-degree angle in relation to the surface it is being used on. This angle allows for optimal penetration and minimizes discomfort or pain for the person being pierced. It is important to maintain this angle to ensure accurate and effective use of the lancet.

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  • 24. 

    What is the medical name for eyelashes?

    Explanation
    The medical name for eyelashes is cilia. Cilia are small, hair-like structures that are found on the surface of cells in various parts of the body, including the eyelids. They serve a protective function by trapping dust and other particles, helping to prevent them from entering the eyes.

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  • 25. 

    What is the medical name for eyebrows?

    Explanation
    Supercilia is the correct medical term for eyebrows. The term "supercilia" is derived from Latin and refers specifically to the hair that grows above the eye socket. It is used by medical professionals to describe this distinct facial feature.

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  • 26. 

    Define furuncle:

    Explanation
    The correct answer is a clear definition of furuncle, which is a subcutaneous abscess filled with pus. It is also commonly referred to as boils.

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  • 27. 

    Define steatoma:

    Explanation
    The correct answer defines steatoma as a sebaceous cyst or subcutaneous tumor that is filled with sebum and can vary in size.

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  • 28. 

    What is a pearl like cancer nodule?

    Explanation
    Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that often appears as a pearly or waxy nodule. This cancerous growth typically develops on areas of the skin that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face and neck. The pearly appearance of the nodule is due to the abnormal growth of cells in the basal layer of the skin. It is important to diagnose and treat basal cell carcinoma early, as it can invade surrounding tissues and cause disfigurement if left untreated.

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  • 29. 

    What machines are not to be used on couperose skin?

    Explanation
    Brushes, vacuums, high frequency, and galvanic machines should not be used on couperose skin. Couperose skin is characterized by dilated blood vessels and redness, and these machines can potentially aggravate the condition. Brushes and vacuums can cause irritation and further damage to the sensitive skin, while high frequency and galvanic machines can increase blood flow and worsen the appearance of redness. It is important to avoid these machines and opt for gentle and non-irritating skincare treatments for couperose skin.

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  • 30. 

    Define couperose skin:

    Explanation
    Couperose skin is characterized by redness and distended capillaries that occur due to the weakening of the capillary wall. This condition is commonly seen in individuals with fair or sensitive skin. The redness is caused by the dilation of the capillaries, which become more visible on the skin's surface. The weakening of the capillary wall can be attributed to various factors such as genetics, sun exposure, harsh weather conditions, and certain skin conditions. Overall, couperose skin is a condition that manifests as redness and visible capillaries on the skin due to the fragility of the capillary walls.

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  • 31. 

    What is the distance between your eyes?

    Explanation
    The distance between your eyes is typically referred to as "one eye length". This means that the distance between the center of one eye to the center of the other eye is considered to be the average distance between eyes. This measurement is important in various fields such as optometry and ergonomics, where it helps determine the ideal spacing for eyeglasses, virtual reality headsets, and other visual devices.

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  • 32. 

    What is the distance you place a steamer from a client?

    Explanation
    The recommended distance to place a steamer from a client is 14 to 16 inches. This distance ensures that the steam is directed towards the client's face in a safe and effective manner. Placing the steamer too close may cause discomfort or even burn the client's skin, while placing it too far may result in the steam not reaching the desired areas. Therefore, maintaining a distance of 14 to 16 inches is crucial for a successful steaming session.

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  • 33. 

    What is the name of the muscle that connects your chest, shoulder and neck?

    Explanation
    The muscle that connects the chest, shoulder, and neck is called the platysma. It is a thin, broad muscle that covers the front of the neck and extends to the lower part of the face. The platysma helps in various movements of the neck, jaw, and mouth, such as opening the mouth wide and pulling the corners of the mouth downward.

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  • 34. 

    What is the largest organ on the body?

    Explanation
    The skin is the largest organ in the body. It covers the entire external surface and acts as a protective barrier against the environment. It helps regulate body temperature, prevents water loss, and provides sensation. The skin also plays a crucial role in immune defense by acting as a barrier against pathogens. Additionally, it helps in the production of vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Overall, the skin is essential for maintaining the body's integrity and overall health.

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  • 35. 

    How do you apply a gommage mask?

  • 36. 

    The difference between instrinsic and extrinsic aging is:

    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that intrinsic aging refers to the natural aging process that occurs within the body and is influenced by genetic factors. It is the gradual decline in the functioning of cells and tissues over time. On the other hand, extrinsic aging is caused by external factors such as sun exposure, pollution, smoking, and lifestyle choices. These external factors can accelerate the aging process and lead to premature aging of the skin and other organs. Therefore, intrinsic aging is determined by heredity, while extrinsic aging is influenced by the environment.

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  • 37. 

    What is the instrinsic aging of someone who has no sun exposure?

    Explanation
    Intrinsic aging refers to the natural aging process that occurs within the body over time, regardless of external factors such as sun exposure. This means that even without sun exposure, the cell structure of someone undergoing intrinsic aging would not be affected or deteriorate. In other words, the aging process would still occur internally, but it would not be specifically influenced by the absence of sun exposure.

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  • 38. 

    If you make someone bleed during extractions, what would you place on the area?

    Explanation
    If someone bleeds during extractions, it is important to place an antiseptic on the area. This is because an antiseptic helps to prevent infection by killing or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms on the skin. By applying an antiseptic to the bleeding area, it can help cleanse the wound and reduce the risk of any potential infection.

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  • 39. 

    What supplies nourishment to the skin?

    Explanation
    Blood and lymph supply nourishment to the skin. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, providing them with the necessary nourishment for their growth and repair. It also helps remove waste products and toxins from the skin. Lymph, on the other hand, is a clear fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system and helps remove toxins and waste from the skin. Together, blood and lymph play a crucial role in maintaining the health and nourishment of the skin.

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  • 40. 

    What symptom on skin can be seen?

  • 41. 

    What is 70% of the dermis made of?

    Explanation
    The dermis is the second layer of the skin, and it is primarily composed of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous protein that provides strength, structure, and elasticity to the skin. It helps to maintain the skin's firmness and prevent wrinkles and sagging. Additionally, collagen plays a crucial role in wound healing and maintaining the overall health and integrity of the skin. Therefore, it is accurate to say that 70% of the dermis is made up of collagen.

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  • 42. 

    Lymphatic massage goes in the direction of:

    Explanation
    Lymphatic massage goes in the direction of the lymph because the purpose of this type of massage is to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid in the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body, and by massaging in the direction of the lymph, it helps to facilitate the movement of this fluid. This can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and boost the immune system.

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  • 43. 

    Comfrey root is:

    Explanation
    Comfrey root is known for its calming properties. It has been traditionally used to soothe and relax the body and mind. The herb contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, comfrey root has been used topically to alleviate skin irritations and promote healing. Its calming properties make it a popular ingredient in herbal remedies and teas that are used to promote relaxation and relieve tension.

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  • 44. 

    Blepharaplasty is:

    Explanation
    Blepharaplasty refers to a surgical procedure commonly known as an eye lift. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids to improve their appearance and reduce sagging or drooping. This procedure can help rejuvenate the eyes, making them appear more youthful and refreshed.

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  • 45. 

    How do you do a PD test on a depilatory?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is to perform a patch test on the inside of the arm to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitivity reactions to the depilatory. This is a common practice in the beauty industry to determine if a product may cause any adverse reactions on the skin. By applying a small amount of the depilatory on the arm and observing any potential reactions, such as redness or irritation, one can assess the safety and suitability of the product for use on a larger area of the body.

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  • 46. 

    Body wash is not recommended for use on the face because:

    Explanation
    Body wash is not recommended for use on the face because it is too alkaline. The skin on the face is more delicate and sensitive compared to the rest of the body. Body washes are typically formulated with a higher pH level, which can disrupt the natural pH balance of the facial skin. This can lead to dryness, irritation, and even breakouts. Therefore, it is advisable to use a facial cleanser specifically designed for the face, as it will have a milder pH level and be more suitable for the delicate facial skin.

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  • 47. 

    What is the main purpose of a clay mask?

    Explanation
    The main purpose of a clay mask is absorption. Clay masks are specifically formulated to draw out impurities and excess oil from the skin. The clay in the mask acts like a magnet, attracting and absorbing dirt, toxins, and other impurities from the pores. This helps to deeply cleanse the skin, unclog pores, and reduce the appearance of blemishes and blackheads. The absorption properties of clay masks also help to mattify the skin, control oil production, and leave the complexion looking fresh and revitalized.

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  • 48. 

    In skin analysis, the fitzpatrick scale helps determine what?

    Explanation
    The Fitzpatrick scale is a classification system that helps determine an individual's skin type and its sensitivity to the sun. It takes into account factors such as skin color, reaction to sun exposure, and tendency to develop sunburn or tan. By using this scale, dermatologists and skincare professionals can assess the level of sun sensitivity in a person's skin and provide appropriate recommendations for sun protection and skincare routines.

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  • 49. 

    What is the scientific stufy of hair?

    Explanation
    Trichology is the scientific study of hair. It involves the examination of hair and scalp conditions, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of hair-related issues. Trichologists are experts in understanding the structure, growth, and diseases of hair, and they provide advice and solutions for various hair problems. They analyze the health of the scalp, hair follicles, and hair strands to determine the causes of hair loss, breakage, and other concerns. Trichology plays a crucial role in improving the overall health and appearance of hair.

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  • 50. 

    What should be done with soiled items?

    Explanation
    Soiled items should be removed from the area and placed in proper containers to maintain cleanliness and prevent contamination. This ensures that the area remains sanitary and reduces the risk of spreading germs or causing further mess. Proper containers, such as bins or bags, should be used to contain the soiled items to prevent any leakage or cross-contamination. By following this procedure, the area can be kept clean and hygienic.

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