Face-Kinis are here and there’s nothing you can do about it

WITH less than 120 days until summer, we thought we’d bring this bizarre swimwear craze to your attention.

Behold, the Face-Kini, also known as a bikini for your face or as many others describe it, “China’s most terrifying swimwear trend”.

I don’t know why people are calling it ‘China’s most terrifying swimwear trend.’

I don’t know why people are calling it ‘China’s most terrifying swimwear trend.’Source:Twitter

They may be a little alarming at first, but the popular swimwear accessory offers full-face protection from the sun and jellyfish stings. What a win.

If you’re getting tired of slopping on sunscreen and catching youself in the eye, the Face-Kini also has you covered.

There’s a wide range of patterns available. (Photo by Wang Haibin/VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

There’s a wide range of patterns available. (Photo by Wang Haibin/VCG/VCG via Getty Images)Source:Getty Images

The nylon mask is particularly popular among Chinese women because in China, the colour of your skin can represent socio-economic status. Whiter skin is considered to represent wealth and beauty.

The Fackini was invented by a former accountant Zhang Shifan in the early 2000s, and more than 30,000 have been sold in the last year.

Not scary at all. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Images / Getty Images

Not scary at all. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Images / Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“Where can I get one?!” you may ask.

Fortunately they come in a wide range of different styles and patterns. The ‘Rainbow Leopard’ is definitely a favourite.

Just don’t rock up to your girlfriend’s house late at night wearing one.

Why not get a matching rashie? Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Images / Getty Images

Why not get a matching rashie? Picture: Feature China / Barcroft Images / Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

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