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Old 09-15-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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I've only lived in Ohio except for the two summers I worked in Colorado as a college student in the late 70's. That was the only time in my life I had hair that wasn't a fuzz-helmet. I loved the low humidity, but I did notice that I sunburned more quickly. As a fair blue-eyed blonde who's spent a lot of time outside, I know my dermatologist pretty well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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FWIW I lived in Colorado mostly from '95 until a few months ago. I always tried to be careful about the sun, but there are so many times when you get exposed to it and can't help it. Anyhow, I have pretty noticeable crows feet at 32. Bit more of the Clint Eastwood look than I was expecting this early on. This may be more the result of too many summers at the beach and lakes growing up in NC, but I don't think the Colorado sun did me any favors, either. They didn't become noticeable until my late 20's in Colorado.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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The dryness itself won't cause you to wrinkle, but repeated, vicious sun-burns due to not wearing adequate sun protection will. Not to mention skin cancer.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Dryness will help wrinkle if you never went in the sun. The moisture in your skin evaporates at a much faster rate.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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The moisture in your skin evaporates at a much faster rate.
Right... which will leave you with dry skin, not necessarily wrinkles. If you really want good, healthy skin, then wear sunscreen and moisturize no matter where you live, esp. if that happens to be in the rocky mtns or another dry, high-alt climate, but I don't see any reason to plan your life around it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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It only makes sense that you would get far more wrinkly and much faster than your counterparts if you live in Colorado than somewhere with more humidity. This is especially true if you're a lighter tone. I noticed this on the airplane as I was flying through Colorado. Many of the people there, especially the younger people appeared much older than they were.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:37 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:42 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I noticed this on the airplane as I was flying through Colorado. Many of the people there, especially the younger people appeared much older than they were.
Yes. From an airport is an excellent vantage point with which to gauge one's place of origin and a cross section of that locale.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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Yes. From an airport is an excellent vantage point with which to gauge one's place of origin and a cross section of that locale.
I also noticed it when I walked around Denver, but it was clearly apparent in the illuminating florescent lighting of the Denver airport. You could tell who was a native and who wasn't based on the texture of their skin. I never noticed this in any other place that I can think of.

It must be the combination of the dry air, bright sun, and cold winters.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I also noticed it when I walked around Denver, but it was clearly apparent in the illuminating florescent lighting of the Denver airport. You could tell who was a native and who wasn't based on the texture of their skin. I never noticed this in any other place that I can think of.

It must be the combination of the dry air, bright sun, and cold winters.
That is funny to me since so much of Denver consists of transplants. According to the Denver Business Journal, 46% of Colorado's population are transplants. I'd suspect that percentage to be much higher in the Denver metro area than elsewhere in the state.

However, it has been proven that excessive exposure to sun can accelerate aging of the skin. We're a mile high here. That is a lot of atmosphere that is lacking compared to a sea level city. UV radiation with dry air, yeah, it might make for some older looking skin. Winters are much colder in the midwest than they are here, IMO.
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