Fruit over sunbed: carotenoid skin colouration is found more attractive than melanin colouration.

@article{Lefevre2015FruitOS,
  title={Fruit over sunbed: carotenoid skin colouration is found more attractive than melanin colouration.},
  author={Carmen E. Lefevre and David I Perrett},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={284-93}
}
Skin colouration appears to play a pivotal part in facial attractiveness. Skin yellowness contributes to an attractive appearance and is influenced both by dietary carotenoids and by melanin. While both increased carotenoid colouration and increased melanin colouration enhance apparent health in Caucasian faces by increasing skin yellowness, it remains unclear, firstly, whether both pigments contribute to attractiveness judgements, secondly, whether one pigment is clearly preferred over the… CONTINUE READING
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