Activities promoting National Fitness Day were held at a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province on August 8, drawing middle-aged women in face-kinis who trekked from far and wide to gather on the sands where the trend was first birthed many a moon ago. In 2012.
The ski mask-like garments hit runways, of sorts, a couple years back as middle-aged ladies in Qingdao began donning the things to protect themselves against sun damage and that unfortunate swath of green algae that plagued the city’s water.
The trend has picked up speed and, frankly, shows no sign of slowing down. It can be yours for a modest 15 to 25 yuan on Taobao.
LONG LIVE THE FACE-KINI.