Alexandria is in One of the Most Wrinkle-Prone Areas in the USA

by Lee Hernly, Editor

A Wrinkled State of the Union: RoC® Wrinkle-Prone Ranking

The Face of the Future: 3rd annual ROC® Skincare Study

Washington, D.C. area in top ten for most wrinkle-prone by 2040

What will the year 2040 look like? How will your skin look in 2040 in Alexandria, Virginia? The Washington, D.C. area, Alexandria, Virginia included, was determined to be the 7th most wrinkle-prone area in a new study.

While we can’t imagine the technological advances or geopolitical developments that lie ahead, a new study from anti-aging pioneer RoC® Skincare offers a preview of what you can expect to see when looking in the mirror several decades down the road. And one thing is clear for residents of top U.S. metropolitan areas: the decisions made today can and will impact your skin health in the future.

To shine a light on how these factors affect skin aging, RoC® Skincare has again partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s Best Places for the 2016 RoC® Wrinkle Ranking: a city by city look at the metropolitan areas’ risk for skin damage and premature aging by the year 2040. The analysis is based on factors commonly known to affect skin health – lifestyle, occupational and environmental influences.

The third annual RoC® Wrinkle Ranking predicts that in the year 2040, Philadelphia will reign as the most wrinkle-prone city in America, thanks to high stress levels, more airborne pollution, lengthy commute times and higher than average smoking rates. On the other end of the spectrum, San Jose will claim the least wrinkle-prone title in 2040, due to its shorter commute time, smaller population size and anticipated shift toward a wetter climate.

“While we can’t imagine the technological advances or geopolitical developments that lie ahead, a new study offers a preview of what you can expect to see when looking in the mirror several decades down the road,” the study says. “And one thing is clear for residents of top U.S. metropolitan areas: the decisions made today can and will impact your skin health in the future.”

“Our skin is a canvas that reveals a lifetime of environmental influences, behavioral choices and genetics,” said architect and urban futurist Dr. Cindy Frewen. “While our lifestyle choices are reflected in our faces, there’s no need to necessarily relocate just yet – there are variables studied in the Wrinkle Ranking that are within your control – from smoking and commuting to protecting your skin with sunscreen, serums and moisturizers.”

RoC Skincare paired with Sperling’s Best Places to put together the list below.  

  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Denver-Aurora, CO
  3. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
  4. Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL
  5. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
  6. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  8. New York, NY
  9. Warren, MI
  10. Edison, NJ
  11. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
  12. Pittsburgh, PA
  13. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
  14. Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY
  15. Boston-Quincy, MA
  16. Baltimore-Towson, MD
  17. St. Louis, MO-IL
  18. Newark, NJ-PA
  19. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
  20. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA
  21. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  22. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  23. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
  24. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
  25. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA
  26. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  27. Kansas City, MO-KS
  28. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
  29. Columbus, OH
  30. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL
  31. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
  32. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
  33. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  34. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  35. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
  36. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
  37. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
  38. Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA
  39. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
  40. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  41. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI
  42. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
  43. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL
  44. San Antonio, TX
  45. Santa Ana, CA
  46. San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA
  47. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
  48. Jacksonville, FL
  49. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL
  50. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

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