Summer is not yet over and I recently learned that there are many more factors that contribute to the health of our skin other than climate. Surprisingly, zip code is one of them.
Recently, Daily Glow analyzed the 55 biggest cities in the U.S. and presented research on the best and worst locations for our skin, taking into account dermatologists per capita, skin cancer rates and climate data. Sin City doesn’t rank high when it comes to education and obesity but I never stopped to think about where it ranks in relation to the health of our skin. According to Daily Glow, Vegas is the worst city for our skin.
When I moved here my skin took a beating and I attributed it to it getting used to the different environment. While I knew I had to protect my skin against the desert sun, I never thought about how elevation and the large population of smokers could negatively affect my skin. The ambient scenting inside all the casinos really does its job.
See where your city ranks and for specific research information on your city, check out the interactive slideshow.
This research really opened my eyes. Now I will be much more aware of the steps I need to take on a daily basis – hydrate, moisturize and protect. I’m not losing hope and in the meantime, I’ll take solace in knowing that Las Vegas is still one of the best cities for shopping!