The Derm Review has just released the results of a study analyzing the environmental and lifestyle factors across 48 continental U.S. states to reveal the best and worst state for healthy skin. The states were scored based on several factors that can impact your skin health, including average UV exposure, water quality, diet and even income level.
The analysis of all the states revealed that New Jersey came out on top, with 525 points out of 672. According to The Derm Review, New Jersey’s highest scores were in the areas of diet, sleep and obesity.
Coming in at second is New York, which scored a solid 502 points, most substantially in the areas of UV exposure and diet. The other three states that made it into the top five: Connecticut with a score of 498, Massachusetts with a score of 490 and Washington with a score of 470.
In regards to the states with the lowest score, Oklahoma was found to have the worst environment for skin health, with a score of just 182 points. The low-scoring areas for the state were diet, obesity and active lifestyles. A few other states at the bottom-end of the scale were Mississippi with a score of 213, Arkansas with a score of 216, Louisiana with a score of 232 and Alabama with a score of 237.