The Face-kini is a facial swimwear mask that is making waves in China. Full body suits are also worn in order to prevent bronze-toned skin, as a tan is known to signify field labor.
The Chinese ideals of beauty are not identical to North American standards, as many in the West spend hours soaking up the sun to achieve that sun-kissed glow. Ironically, those in the Western hemisphere spend money on spray tans and artificial tanning beds.
The masks are available for both men and women of all ages, and come in a variety of colors and styles. It is also said that the masks help prevent insect bites and jelly fish stings. The Face-kini may be seen as unusual to some, but is currently a huge must-have item for women in China.
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By: Sarah Nazim - Published: Aug 21, 2012 • References: huffingtonpost