LA Most Acne-Prone City
PALM DESERT, Calif.--According to the makers of Proactiv® Solution, the acne medication spotlighted in late-night infomercials, Los Angeles is the most acne-prone city. By looking at the four environmental factors that exacerbate breakouts, Proactiv (www.proactiv.com) made a top-10 list of the least skin-healthy cities based on smog, sweat, sun and stress.
The company gathered data from the Weather Research Center, the American Lung Association and the Texas Transportation Institute. "While hormones and heredity are the foremost causes of acne, environmental factors, including stress, are playing an increasing role in adults troubled by breakouts," stated Kathy Fields, the co-creator behind Proactiv.
The other cities that made the list, in descending order, include New York, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas and Philadelphia.