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Traveling to/live in America's wrinkle-prone spots, like Baltimore? RoC rescues!

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I travel all over the world, but just found out that according to a scientifically researched study by the folks at RoC, it's not necessarily the Sunbelt dwellers who are the most susceptible to wrinkles . . . in fact, I live in the 5th most susceptible place in the USA! I was happy to be hosted to experience their line.

According to New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD: “People are widely aware of the dangers of UV exposure, so a natural assumption is that the Sunbelt states would automatically be at the top of this list,” said. “However, we sometimes forget that there are a number of regionally-based factors – not getting enough rest or working late hours – that can also take a toll on your skin.”

I was trying to think, with consternation -- thus, creating more wrinkles -- what could possibly be wrinkling people in Baltimore and Towson, Maryland. It's probably a long list of things, including our hot, humid weather, our local elections/petty politics/fights over parking spaces, police cadet drug dealers, mail delivered as late as 10:15 pm, drivers running red lights, terrible mass transit, and lots of other annoyances that pile up. Plus, of course, people around here work hard and don't have time to themselves. Here's the official explanation:

Baltimore was unusual in that it scored equally high in all three of our study’s major categories; Environment, Lifestyle and Occupation. Baltimore has the study’s third-highest score ozone pollution, and about average for winter and summer temperature, sunny days, and particulate pollution. Residents in Baltimore are also at risk from a lengthy commute (30.0 minutes one-way, 10% higher than average), skin cancer (3.6 deaths per 100,000 population, average rate is 2.7), and smoking (16.0% of the population, average is 15.1%), with a particularly high score in the lack of restful sleep (8.3 nights per month with poor sleep, average is 7.7).

Fortunately, RoC has products targeted to the individual needs of the top wrinkle sufferers! I've been using RoC Retinol Correction MAX wrinkle resurfacing system to ease the damage. One tube is a light, silky lotion and the other, a dark mud-clay colored silicone textured cream that disappears upon contact. They don't feel heavy or burning or greasy. They soothe the skin. I've also been supplementing it with RoC Retinol Correction Eye Cream, a light lotion texture. I always use eye cream, no matter what and no matter where I am!

Here's the official list . . . is your home or vacay spot on here?

50 Largest U.S. Metro Areas, Ranked by Wrinkle Risk

1. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California

2. New York, New York

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia

5. Baltimore-Towson, Maryland

6. Denver-Aurora, Colorado

7. Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, Illinois

8. Newark, New Jersey-Pennsylvania

9. St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois

10. Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida

11. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia-Virginia-Maryland-West Virginia

12. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee

13. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

14. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida

15. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

16. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California

17. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina-South Carolina

18. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas

19. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona

20. Warren, Michigan

21. Edison, New Jersey

22. Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana

23. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

24. Boston-Quincy, Massachusetts

25. Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, California

26. Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada

27. Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York

28. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, Michigan

29. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

30. Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana

31. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida

32. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, Rhode Island-Massachusetts

33. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, Massachusetts

34. Jacksonville, Florida

35. Austin-Round Rock, Texas

36. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California

37. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington

38. Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas

39. Columbus, Ohio

40. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin

41. San Antonio, Texas

42. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina

43. San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, California

44. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio

45. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Oregon-Washington

46. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, Florida

47. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

48. Santa Ana, California

49. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin

50. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

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