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Bikini for face is a thing.

Do not mistaken the ladies above as bank robbers on the beach. They are just normal people trying to protect their skin from sun-damage and jellyfish sting. According to source,
"A Chinese swimwear shop owner created the functional and colourful design of the first facekini in 2004, prompted by requests from women for a garment that would protect pale, fair skin. The appearance of porcelain skin is revered in Chinese culture, whereas dark, tanned skin is associated with farm and outdoor labourers."
The product has been around for a decade but never actually gain much attention until recently. The trend became popular among middle-aged woman in Qingdao (northeastern part of China), and this is why:
1. As people age the skin becomes more prone to sun damage and wrinkles so ladies are doing what they can to protect the skin from sagging and tanning.
2. Middle-aged women are afraid of donning bathing suit in public, so they prefer long cover ups. Plus, wearing a full-face mask can help them remain anonymous.
Since the popularity grew, more prints and colors are made available.
Even youngsters and tourists are digging the trend.
What do you think? Would you ever wear a facekini?
@Miknyu5909 That's what I thought but a reporter wore it and said it's more comfortable than it looks. @buddyesd There's actually a lucha libre design! @danidee good point!
I'm kind of loving this, but I can't imagine the weird tanlines it must give you if you don't cover up well with sunblock!
its like watching lucha libre lol
@danidee wow, only 9 cents lol one for the whole family, even the grandbaby hahaha
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