The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health

  title={The effects of skin colour distribution and topography cues on the perception of female facial age and health},
  author={B. Fink and P. Matts},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  • B. Fink, P. Matts
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
According to evolutionary psychology, the preference for some facial characteristics reflects adaptations for mate choice because they signal aspects of mate quality. Although morphological features such as facial symmetry and sexually dimorphic traits have been studied extensively in recent years, little is known about skin condition in this context. The preferences for young and healthy looking skin could offer an explanation as to why women place such an importance on the condition of their… Expand

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