10 Best & Worst States for Good Skin: Where Does Yours Rank? (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Aug 27, 2015 Beauty & Style

states best and worst for wrinklesEveryone wants to look as youthful as possible, but even with drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and implementing the ultimate skincare regimen, there may be a factor you're overlooking: the state where you live may be contributing to your wrinkles.

Turns out, a new study conducted by skincare brand RoC has assigned a assigned a "wrinkle index" to each state -- and the results may cause you to frown! In the study results, Debra Jaliman, MD, FAAD, a Manhattan-based board-certified dermatologist, explains:

Residents of every state have their share of positive and negative skin health factors so the exact cause of wrinkles can vary. However, there are several factors that can increase the rate at which skin ages, including high levels of stress, dangerous exposure to pollution and UVA/UBA radiation.

Check out 5 states that came out on top when it comes to that coveted youthful glow, and 5 that will have you furrowing your brow and planning to move. 


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