Wrinkles have no boundries. And if you joined our #RocWrinkleRanking Twitter Party back in June (first off, thank you so much if you did!), then you found out along with us the 50 most wrinkle-prone regions in the United States, including the underlying factors that may cause skin to age — not to mention winning some amazing RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® products and Target gift cards!
Now that the excitement of the reveal has settled and you may or may not be so proud to have seen your hometown make the top of the list, let’s take a closer look at the study, shall we?
RoC® Skincare, the leading French skincare brand for developing anti-aging products that guarantee visible and lasting results for healthier, younger-looking skin for more than 50 years, and Sperling’s BestPlaces performed a meta-analysis, combining the findings of original and existing research for each state. All data was adjusted by the current population to arrive at “per capita” figures, and category scores were aggregated and weighted to determine an overall “RoC® Skincare Wrinkle Ranking” score.
Who ever gave much thought into geographic location when it comes to wrinkles anyway? Well, if you did, then you might automatically assume the obvious: that the Sunbelt states (i.e.: Texas, Florida, etc.) would automatically be at the top of the list for UV exposure. Wrong!
New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD explained “…We sometimes forget that there are a number of regionally-based factors – not getting enough rest or working late hours – that can also take a toll on your skin.” In addition to factors commonly known to cause skin damage such as climate and pollution, the study also weighed unique criteria, including stress levels, traffic commutes and diet.
Riverside and San Diego are only two hours apart, but on opposite ends of the Wrinkle Ranking scale. Why? Riverside was placed first for having an above average number of sunny days while the mild Pacific climate landed “America’s Finest City” in last place.
New York can proudly call itself the “Big Apple” for being the most populated region in the country. However, residents have the longest commute and third-highest number of sleepless nights, elevating Gotham City to the second most wrinkle-prone in America.
Denver earned the 6th position for scoring highest in the environment category. Mile-High City’s residents have one of the highest skin cancer rates due to the thin air quality, which is less able to absorb skin-damaging UV rays.
Riverside, California may be the 2nd fastest growing county in the nation, but high stress, pollution and hot, dry days rank it as #1 in The Wrinkle Ranking Study by Sperling’s BestPlaces and RoC® Skincare #RoCWrinkleRanking.
The Wrinkle Ranking Study by Sperling’s BestPlaces and RoC® Skincare pinpoints the most wrinkle-prone U.S. metropolitan areas. Visit RoCSkincare.com and Facebook.com/RoCSkincare for more information on RoC® Skincare. View the full RoC® Skincare Wrinkle Ranking Study results by clicking HERE. Click HERE to see why some regions ranked higher than others and share your score by using the #RoCWrinkleRanking hashtag.
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