Is your home state causing your wrinkles?

Consider this… Despite taking anti-aging measures such as wearing sunscreen and using a daily antioxidant, where you live may actually impact how you’ll age. Te 2ns Annual Wrinkle Ranking study sponsored RoC Skincare and Sperling’s BestPlaces has ranked states by their risk for developing wrinkles—and here’s the lowdown on Florida (since that’s where I’ve lived for the past 11 years as of today!)…

If I had to guess, I’d say Florida would be at the top of the wrinkle list thanks to copious sun and lots of time spent at the beach and pool. But alas, I was wrong, and Florida comes in at #32! Why? Because even though humidity sucks for our hair, it’s good for our skin. Another reason is Florida’s elevation. With an average of 36 feet above sea level, this minimizes our exposure to UV rays. And lastly, despite a longer-than-average commute (and more sun exposure), Florida actually has low pollution levels, which translates to less damaging free radicals. 

A little bad news for my New York friends… Your state ranks number-one on this list of wrinkle-prone states, perhaps due to pollution, stress and perhaps even all the walking New York City residents do.

In case you’re wondering what the least wrinkle-prone state is, it’s no surprise it’s Alaska. Skin that stays looking younger longer is obviously a benefit of staying bundled up and indoors for most of the year!

Want to see how your state stacks up? Check out this map…

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