Best and Worst Cities for Skin

The sunny seasons are fast approaching, so it’s especially important to give clients extra reminders to protect their skin. It's hard to believe, but many are still taking their skin for granted. According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, more than five million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year, including more than 76,000 incidences of invasive melanoma, which spreads to other parts of the body, in 2016 alone. Stress, pollution, smoking, and poor nutrition also make their marks (literally) on the skin. How much of an impact these factors have on the skin varies widely across the country and from city to city. Here’s an eye-opening list of the best and worst cities for skin based on statistics gathered by WalletHub’s analysts.

Best Cities for Skin:

  1. El Paso, TX
  2. San Antonio
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Minneapolis
  5. Santa Rosa, CA
  6. Plano, TX
  7. Memphis, TN
  8. Dallas
  9. Newark, NJ
  10. New York City

Worst Cities for Skin:

Calling All Female Leaders!

Women in Wellness West | October 28, 2019

Calling all female leaders and women who aspire to leadership in the wellness industry! American Spa has a curated conference designed just for you. Join us in Huntington Beach, CA, October 28, 2019, for the debut West Coast Women in Wellness Conference. This powerful, all-day event will address some of the most pressing issues facing women leaders and leaders-to-be with compelling keynote speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and more!
  1. Port St. Lucie, FL
  2. Akron, OH
  3. Shreveport, LA
  4. St. Petersburg, FL
  5. Cape Coral, FL
  6. Spokane, WA
  7. Toledo, OH
  8. Chattanooga, TN
  9. Amarillo, TX
  10. Oxnard, CA

To come up with this list, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities across four key characteristics: 1) Skin-Cancer Prevalence and Contributors, 2) Pollution and Smoking, 3) Climate, and 4) Skin Health and Care. Here's a bit more insight into these contributing factors.


Suggested Articles

AAFPRS announced that Mary Lynn Moran, M.D. will serve as president of the organization for the 2019-2020 year term.

Luong Dieu Huong is a spa manager at two spas in Lang Co, Thailand.

American Spa publisher and editor-in-chief, Julie Keller Callaghan, talks to Sarah Jones, editor of Spa & Wellness Mexicaribe, on the SpaCast podcast.