The Wrinkle Ranking: Top 20 Most Wrinkled Cities In America

I’ve often referred to my 12-year residence in New York City as cramazing; crazy and amazing. It’s a wonderful, but difficult place to live. There are tons of things to love about living here. For instance, if a movie is previewing only in one city, guess which it always is? If I want to eat any kind of food from Ethiopian to Colombian, I can find it in minutes. Vintage shopping in so many other American cities can be uninspiring. For that matter, I’ll often journey to other US cities for work and am not impressed with what anyone is rocking. It’d be pretty difficult to manage my mix of freelance writing, blogging, market work, event appearances and novel writing elsewhere, so I tend to think of New York like the house the Maitlands can’t leave lest they be attacked by sandworms the minute they step off the property in Beetlejuice. It’s not always easy, but it’s home. And now that my city ranks #2 in RoC®’s “Wrinkle Ranking” study, that’s another con to add to the list about Manhattan life.


The study, commissioned by RoC® Skincare in partnership with independent research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces, pinpoints the U.S. cities where the residents’ skin is most at risk from damage by their lifestyle, environment and occupation. The top cities (and surrounding region, to include the area’s suburbs) have been chosen from the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

To combat the effects of simply LIVING MY LIFE in a milieu that is hell-bent on taking a toll on my face, I’ve been testing out RoC®’s Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System, a two-part retinol-infused duo that helps improve the look of eye and forehead wrinkles, in addition to damage from sun exposure. My easily clogged pores benefitted from being cleaned out nightly, thanks to the Resurfacing Serum’s speedy cell turnover aid.  My skin felt smoother and uneven skin tone and sun damage were less prominent. It’s a small step for my face, one of 8 million others in this city, battling the same stress due to overcrowding and work culture, sun rays and skin-dulling traffic pollutants.

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This post is sponsored by RoC®, but all opinions herein are my own.

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