ellegirl606 answered Wednesday August 13 2008, 8:01 am: I know you aren't trying to sound racist, but that is clearly a blanket statement. Not all asians have clear skin or soft hair. Some have really acne prone skin and coarse hair. Asian skin tends to have more oils because our diets have more iodine in it from fish and soy sauce, so you could kind of say we are genetically prone like that since we've been eating like that for hundreds of years. It's just like how people from certain regions have different traits and features (like how people hailing from humid or tropical regions tend to have wider noses). [ ellegirl606's advice column | Ask ellegirl606 A Question ]
LM answered Wednesday August 13 2008, 1:30 am: My best theory [which I've read about in other places too] is that their DNA makes them look like that [obviously]. Like, one of my best friends is Sweedish [I think, haha, its somewhere around there] and she's very fair, and has wicked soft blonde hair. It's how that culture looks, and others work the same way. French people, for example, are more likely to have beige/olive skintones, and Irish people are typically VERY white =]
Maybe Asian people are more likely to have 'normal' skin, as opposed to combination or oily. Also, certain skin tones must hide acne scars better, making one's complexion looks flawless.
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