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Here’s How Far Chinese People Will Go to Avoid Getting Tan

While the issue of letting people wear the “burkini” remains a hot topic for debate in France, a similar-looking swimsuit comes to mind — China’s “facekini.” Just like the burkini, the facekini has also made global headlines, but not for any race-fueled and religiously-based controversy — it just looks very creepy.

When Chinese women go to the beach, they sometimes wear the colorful, odd-looking face masks to protect their faces from the heat of the sun. The mask is most popular in the beach-side town of Qingdao, where most wearers also don the complete get-up which covers the entire body to protect them from jellyfish, insects and other irritants while at the beach.