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Top 10 Best Skin Cities


Certain cities are better when it comes to keeping your skin healthy.
Certain cities are better when it comes to keeping your skin healthy.
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If you've ever had to move, you know that there's a lot to consider when choosing a new zip code: the cost of living, schools, property taxes, and more. But did you ever stop to think about how certain cities might affect the health of your skin? Moving to Albuquerque, for example, could help clear up your complexion if you're acne-prone. However, if you're dealing with parched skin, the dry air of the desert might worsen your condition.

But before you start packing your bags, keep in mind that "there's no one universally ideal climate for skin," says Francesca Fusco, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. "It varies depending on your skin type." Still, certain cities offer conditions that are beneficial for clear, healthy skin and have more residents with glowing complexions. Read on to discover the top 10 best cities for great skin.


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