Meet the 'Face-Kini', the latest craze to hit China's beaches as bathers wear masks to beat the sun's harmful rays
- The name describes a protective head mask that is being used along Shandong province's East China Sea coast
- Used by beach-goers who want to protect their skin from the sun
- The colourful masks sell for 15 to 25 yuan (£1 to to £2.50)
One way to avoid the dangerous rays
of the sun is to stay indoors, another is to apply a healthy layer of
sun cream and slap on a wide-brimmed hat.
If you’re in China, however, there is a third option - a 'Face-Kini' complete with a body suit.
The name describes a protective head mask that is being used in Shandong province's East China Sea coast by beach-goers who want to protect their skin from the sun.
Stay away from the sun: Chinese beachgoers
wearing body suits and protective head masks, dubbed 'face-kinis' by
Chinese netizens, on a crowded public beach in Qingdao, northeast
China's Shandong province
Added benefit: The face masks were initially
designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite
handy at repelling insects and jellyfish
The clothing was invented
around seven years ago and is now under mass production and on sale at
swimwear stores along the coast.
They are selling factory-made Face-Kinis for 15 to 25 yuan (£1 to to £2.50) each.
They are also extremely effective at repelling insects and jellyfish.
His and hers: The suits come in wide range of colours and patterns
Some fashion-concussions swimmers match the colour of their protective head mask to their body suit
One for me, one for you: Small sized protective head masks are also made for children
Eureka! The clothing was invented by a local
around seven years ago and is now under mass production and is on sale
at swimwear stores along the coast
Fashion: The outfits are the latest trend on the beach front resort