China Beachgoers Wear ‘Ski Masks’ As Sun Protection, For A Fair-Skinned Face
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China Beachgoers Wear ‘Ski Masks’ As Sun Protection, For A Fair-Skinned Face



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/>At a seaside city Qingdao, in northeast China, female beachgoers wear colourful, full-faced masks to protect their skin from getting a tan, while enjoying themselves at the beach.

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/>Most of them also match their Facekinis with full-body swimming suits to ensure that they are protected from UV rays.

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/>Called the ‘Facekini’, the mask covers the swimmer’s entire head and neck down to her collarbones, and has holes for her eyes, nostrils and mouth.

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/>Though it makes its wearer look like a ‘Luchadora wrestler’ or ‘bankrobber’, the mask helps its wearer keep her skin fair.

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/>In Chinese culture, fair skin is considered a sign of beauty.

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/>Tan skin also indicates that the person is of a ‘lower class’ or a peasant who work on farms.

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/>What do you think of Facekini: ridiculous or useful?

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/>[via CNNGo]
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