The Best Cities in America to Have a Healthy Skin

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The Best Cities in America to Have a Healthy Skin

 

Despite using expensive skin-care products on a daily basis, practicing healthy hygiene, and observing a healthy diet you will still be hard put having clear and healthy skin if your environment is not clean. Polluted air does not only wreak havoc to your lungs but to your skin as well. If you are on the lookout for a new residence, you should definitely consider the following if your concern includes breathing cleaner air and having healthier skin. 

Francesca Fusco, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, cautioned however that there is not an ideal climate for the skin, as it all depends on the person’s skin type. 

 

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Seattle, Washington

For anyone who has watched the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” this city should be familiar, especially for its rainy season. HowStuffWorks, a website that provides listicles on health news, mentioned in an article that aside from its famous coffee, Seattle also takes pride in having a high number of residents with healthy skin. 

The sunshine in this city only peaks 47 percent of the time, which is why the chances of being exposed to the Sun and getting sunburn are lower. This city also has low pollution levels, but Fusco reminded everyone that it is still important to put on sunscreen to avoid getting burnt even on overcast days. 

 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When talking about the state of Wisconsin, people might think about beer, snow, and cheese. However, this state also takes pride in having the right climate for people who like to have great skin. Jody Levine, M.D., clinical instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, said, “Due to the long winters and shorter summers, there is less risk for overexposure to the Sun...” 

 

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Honolulu, Hawaii

This paradise with its amazing beaches and warm hospitality from its locals has an average of 278 sunny days a year. The low population levels mean lesser pollution, which contributes to maintaining healthy skin. It also has a zero high-ozone day, and the humidity can help people who have dry skin. 

For people who like to visit this place, they should be carrying at least SPF 30 sunscreen in order to prevent getting sunburnt. 

 

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San Francisco, California

Because of the constant weather in San Francisco, people don’t need frequent change to their skincare routine. Fusco mentioned that having constant weather and skincare routine is great for people who like to keep their complexion clear and healthy. 

San Francisco, also known as the “City by the Bay” is rarely sunny, which decreases the chances that one might get Sun damage. 

 

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New York City

The “Big Apple” is a popular city for those who aspire to make it big. The streets of this city are filled with people but even though the pollution levels here are higher than in any of the cities mentioned above, it still has better weather. 

“There is less risk for overexposure to the Sun,” Levine stated. The recent smoking ban also protects New Yorkers from the harmful effects of secondhand cigarette smoking to the skin. This helps in keeping it away from having fine lines and wrinkles. 

 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming

The American Lung Association shared that Cheyenne is one of the least polluted places in the United States. This helps in keeping a healthy skin because pollution contributes to the creation of free radicals that can damage the skin. Also known as the Cowboy State, Cheyenne has the shortest average commute because of its good transportation infrastructure. The less time spent stuck in traffic means lesser stress. Stress, of course, can damage collagen in the skin that can lead to the increasing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

 

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Flagstaff, Arizona

This city has a lower rate of skin cancer, with just 1,460 residents diagnosed with melanoma in 2009. The amount of sunshine in this city is plentiful, and the pollution levels also extremely low. Flagstaff is one of Arizona’s highest elevated places, which means that it has a thinner atmosphere. It will also be crucial to wear sunscreen and a hat when touring the city.

 

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