Worldwide Beauty Fact – Fair Skin In Japan

Ed’s note: This post was written by Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

In Japan it is considered beautiful for a woman to have fair skin.

This admiration of fair skin has a long history. Historically it was a sign of social status. The wealthy could afford to spend time indoors so had fairer skin, whereas the working class spent a lot of time working outdoors and so were more tanned.

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