Being fair-skinned in Asia is one of the most important components of beauty and high class; both women and men put forth much effort and money into maintaining a fair complexion. This is nothing new, however. Even thousands of years ago, Greek and Roman women painted their faces with chalk and lead paint to create an appearance of whiter skin. Geishas, considered the most beautiful and desirable women in Japan, put many hours into feigning a fair complexion.
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