Get A Load Of The Face-Kini
I happen to be a big fan of sunscreens and sunblock. I wear some form of sunscreen 365 days a year, whether it’s raining, snowing, or sunny outside. And I just don’t understand women that continue to insist on tanning. I’ve seen first hand how sunbathing causes wrinkles, leathery skin, blotches, and general skin discoloration. It’s really not a pretty site.
Now unlike Western cultures, where a sun tan has come to mean you can afford to vacation in a glamorous tropical locale, the Chinese (and other Asians) have the opposite view. So they’ve taken sunblock to a new extreme with their face-kini craze.
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.
Personally, I think they look middle aged bank robbers or G8 protesters. But I do like the idea of the body suit (for the purpose of modesty.)
What do you guys think?