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The West Coast may be where it’s at when it comes to looking and feeling young, according to findings from RealSelf - a leading online community for savvy health and beauty consumers.
In the past year, RealSelf saw nearly 50 million online consumer searches for ways to reduce the visible signs of aging. To take a deeper look at the trend, major US cities were ranked based on more than a dozen of the major factors cited by RealSelf doctors to impact the aging process of the body and skin-including sun exposure, smoking, stress, access to dermatologists and fitness centers, and more.
Known for being wellness-obsessed, San Francisco tops the list, with high scores for having residents who eat healthfully, are physically fit and hyper-concerned with their skin’s appearance.
Coming in second is Seattle, where the city’s active inhabitants aren’t as likely to spend on anti-aging products at the beauty counter, but interest per capita in Botox exceeds Los Angeles. Rounding out the top 5 are Washington DC, Minneapolis and Denver, with the nation’s capital boasting the highest marks for physical fitness. Denver residents’ healthy habits were enough to outweigh the fact that the city has nearly 13 tanning salons per 100,000 people.
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
- Portland, OR
- San Diego
- New York City
Just making the list at number 10, New Yorkers are the most stressed out - which has been shown to accelerate aging - but they are willing to invest the most money in ways to counteract the visible signs of it. Sunny San Diego has high rates of melanoma (29 cases per 100,000 people each year), but the city also benefits from having a high concentration of dermatologists per capita (4 per 100,000 people). Similarly, the walkable, bike-friendly city of Portland, OR, is home to a high number of fitness centers per capita, but also ranks highly for bars.
To compile the list, RealSelf measured a number of factors directly correlated with looking and feeling youthful, weighted by impact on aging and overall physical health. Criteria included:
- Sun exposure and skin cancer rates
- Physical fitness, disease rates and access to fresh, nutritious food
- Stress, smoking and sleep
- Gyms and athletic clubs (per capita)
- Bars (per capita)
- Tanning salons (per capita)
- Spending on anti-aging
- Interest in Botox (searches on RealSelf)
- Board certified dermatologists (per capita)
The list doesn’t name the city that will age you the fastest, but it’s worth noting that state capital Charleston, WV has the most tanning salons per capita, residents get the least amount of sleep and the city ranks 4th for smoking the most cigarettes.
This was Becky G’s second time at the Premios Juventud Awards! We were so stuck with this more sophisticated look. We asked her makeup artist Jessica Smalls about this glam look. She shared her tips and techniques with us:
I typically keep Becky’s makeup fresh and clean, but this time we went a little more grown up, with a dash of sexy and definitely MORE GLAM…instaGLAM!!!!!
Becky has these beautiful eyebrows, so I brushed them into place with some clear brow gel and began heavily rimming her eyes with COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner in Pitch Black Passion. Once her water line was dark and intense I applied a matte dark brown shadow to her lid, using a firm eye shadow brush.
On top of the dark brown shadow I applied Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Caramel and used a blending brush to blend the gold color into the matte brown. Using a clean blending brush I blended a soft tangerine color into her crease, to gradually fade and soften the brown smokey eye. I applied a wispy pair of false eye lashes and applied two coats of Clump Crusher Mascara and her eyes were done.
I hydrated Becky’s skin with an oil free moisturizer and applied a thin layer of foundation primer. I let that settle in for about a minute and using a dampened sponge, I applied 2 layers COVERGIRL Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation in Natural Beige (205), waiting about 45 seconds between the first and second layers. I let the foundation cover what it could and then used the Ready, Set Gorgeous Concealer in Fair (105/110) to cover dark spots and to brighten Becky’s under eye area. Once her skin was perfected I set her skin with a setting powder and to give her skin dimension, I applied truMAGIC The SunKisser to her temples, cheekbones and jawline. On the apples of her cheeks I applied Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach (150) and swept a loose shimmer powder over her entire cheek area.
I exfoliated her lips with a bit of granulated sugar and lip balm. Once her lips were soft and supple I used the remaining foundation off the sponge and applied it to her lips to cancel her natural lip color. Using a lip brush I applied COVERGIRL LipPerfection in Heavenly (260) to her lips and topped if off with Colorlicious Lip Glossin Give me Guava (630).
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