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Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin

November 30, -0001

Where you live impacts your outer beauty.

Sunscreen? Check, Moisturizer? You bet. Mailing address? Huh? Everyone knows that healthy skin is a result of good genes and proper maintenance, but where you slather on that UV protection and ceramide cream could have a big impact on your skin's health, too. According to the folks at Daily Glow, the 10 best cities for your skin are:

1. Portland, OR. Low pollution and crime rates.
2. San Francisco, CA. Lowest number of tanning beds per capita.
3. Seattle, WA. The sun shines only 47% of the time.
4. Baltimore, MD. Lowest incidence of melanoma.
5. Chicago, IL. Highest number of skin care specialists.
6. Honolulu, HI. Lowest rate of air particle pollution.
7. Boston, MA. Most dermatologists per 100,000 people.
8. New York, NY. Lowest skin cancer death rate.
9. Milwaukee, WI. Long winters—short summers.
10. Austin, TX. Most physically-active population.

On the flipside, here are the 10 worst cities for your skin, according to Daily Glow.

1. Las Vegas, NV. Large percentage of population (22.3%) smokes.
2. Phoenix, AZ. High summer temperature (92.8°F on average) and sunshine rates (85%).
3. Fresno, CA. High levels of pollution.
4. Sacramento, CA. One-third of adults have had at least one sunburn this year.
5. Los Angeles, CA. Low level of dermatologists per capita.
6. San Diego, CA. Most melanoma cases per capita.
7. Charlotte, NC. High ozone and pollution levels.
8. Memphis, TN. Least physically active population.
9. Fort Worth, TX. High number of tanning beds per capita.
10. Tulsa, OK. High skin cancer death rate.

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