Terrifiying new beach accessory is here to stay

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Saturday, 5 August 2017, 5:19PM

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", news.com.au reports.

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.

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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.

"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.