Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology
Online ISSN : 1882-868X
Print ISSN : 0368-9395
ISSN-L : 0368-9395
Studies on the Skin Colour of the Face of Healthy Adults
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1958 Volume 24 Issue 1 Pages 11-14,A1


The author has been engaging in the research on the skin colour of the face, using a colour scale. The colour table was specially made for the determination of the skin colour by Japan Colour Institute with polyvinyl plastic.
This paper is a record of the skin colour of the face observed in 80 male and 82 female who are all healthy adult Japanese. The results obtained are as follow:
1. Difference by sex: the difference between both sexes were not so distinct as expected, and only in hue, male showed the significantly higher value than famale.
2. Difference among forehead, cheek and chin : the significant correlations were observed in three elements-hue, luminosity, and saturation.
3. Difference between the younger age group and the elder one: the author divided the persons tested into two age groups, i. e. the group of 39 years old or younger, and the group of 40 years old or elder. The values of hue in the three parts of the latter were higher than that of the former, and the values of luminosity of forehead and chin of the latter is significantly lower than that of the former.
4. Difference by occupations : the author compared the akin colour of nurses and that of women working on farm, and only found the significant difference in the hue of cheek and chin of them; i. e. that of the former was lower than that of the latter.

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