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A reference to a person's face. Sometimes the word specifically draws attention to skin color (dark, sun-burned, fair), sometime it refers to skin condition (smooth, leathery, weather-beaten), and sometimes it refers to a person's attitude, mood, or overall character (cheerful, obdurate, temperamental), which can often be read in a person's facial expression.

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"Mud is good for your complexion, March 27, 2010" by Qi Wei Fong is licensed under CC BY.

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