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Japan Beautiful Skin Grand Prix results announced

Matsue Castle in the Shimane Prefecture.
Matsue Castle in the Shimane Prefecture. Image by Peter Broster / CC BY 2.0

The women of Shimane Prefecture have the most attractive skin in Japan, according to the results of the ‘Japan Beautiful-Skin Prefecture Grand Prix 2014’. Cosmetics company Pola analysed the skin of 590,000 women across Japan, assessing surface smoothness and wrinkle resistance, among other attributes. This is the third year that Shimane ladies have topped the rankings, with humidity and less exposure to sunlight named as contributing factors. Read more: japantimes.co.jp