When Facial Attractiveness is Only Skin Deep

@article{Jones2004WhenFA,
  title={When Facial Attractiveness is Only Skin Deep},
  author={Benedict C. Jones and Anthony C. Little and D Michael Burt and David Ian Perrett},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={569 - 576}
}
Whilst the relationship between aspects of facial shape and attractiveness has been extensively studied, few studies have investigated which characteristics of the surface of faces positively influence attractiveness judgments. As many researchers have proposed a link between attractiveness and traits that appear healthy, apparent health of facial skin might be a property of the surface of faces that positively influences attractiveness judgments. In experiment 1 we tested for a positive… 

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