NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of Skin Cancer Awareness month and just in time for the first full day of summer, Daily Glow (www.dailyglow.com), a leading online health and beauty authority, today reveals its one-of-a-kind list of Daily Glow Beauty Spots: The Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin. A part of the renowned Everyday Health portfolio of health solution websites, Daily Glow and its team of medical experts and researchers analyzed the 55 biggest U.S. cities to determine where skin is most likely to shine and which locations need to clear up their complexion – illustrating that skin health can have just as much to do with zip code as it does with genes.
This DailyGlow.com original feature includes the ranking of 55 cities along with an infographic (available at: www.DailyGlow.com/best-us-cities-for-skin.) The infographic includes a U.S. map with the complete list highlighting the top 10 best and worst cities with a contributing factor to its ranking, plus a quote from a local dermatologist. Portland, Oregon, takes the number 1 spot for best city for your skin due to its low pollution and ozone rates while Las Vegas lags behind as the worst city for your skin citing a 22.3 percent smoking population. Other skin healthy cities include Seattle, Honolulu and Milwaukee due to skin welcoming climate factors along with New York City and Baltimore based on their low skin cancer rates. Memphis ranks low on the list due to its physically inactive population while pollution in Charlotte, N.C. and Fresno, Calif. are damaging factors for skin health. San Diego is home to the most melanoma cases per capita while Los Angeles has a low level of dermatologists per capita – factors that keep them both in the bottom 10. For the complete list of cities, visit www.DailyGlow.com/best-us-cities-for-skin.
"Skin health is a combination of environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors," said renowned dermatologist to the stars and Daily Glow Skin & Beauty Expert Jessica Wu, MD (author of "Feed Your Face"). "It's important for Americans to understand that it is never too late to protect their skin and reverse sun damage – and that even the smallest changes have the power to save and protect their skin for years to come."
After perusing the complete list, readers from any and all cities can easily learn how to best take care of their skin with advice, tips and research in Daily Glow's extensive Skin & Beauty section at www.dailyglow.com/skin.
"At Daily Glow, we strive to provide the expert advice and insights to ensure our readers are living healthy lives so they can be beautiful from the inside out," said Daily Glow Editor Liesa Goins. "Skin health is a popular topic among our readers, and this list of Daily Glow Beauty Spots allows them to easily see where their hometown rates in terms of having healthy skin."
Dr. Wu and the Daily Glow team established a list of relevant criteria to research to create a formula and establish the rankings. The analysis included dermatologists per capita, skin cancer rates, climate (humidity, days of sun, average temperature, high ozone days, smog days), air pollution, tanning beds per capita, percentage of adults who smoke, and percentage of adults who exercise for 20 minutes at least three days a week. The data was collected from the American Academy of Dermatology, Centers for Disease Control,
Census Bureau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, American Lung Association, and National Cancer Institutes.
About Daily Glow
One of the prestigious digital brands published by Everyday Health, Inc., Daily Glow (www.dailyglow.com) is a leading health and beauty authority providing a smart, fresh perspective on healthy beauty. The popular site and its three mobile apps offer credible, solutions-focused tools and information from industry experts, medical doctors, favorite celebrities and their stylists. Daily Glow provides information and inspiration for women to look and feel their best from the inside out – every day.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is the leading new media health company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, Everyday Health inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. Everyday Health reaches an additional one million viewers per episode through its weekly TV series on ABC stations. The Company's broad portfolio of products spans the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
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