Beach-goers in Qingdao, in China’s north-eastern Shandong province, are donning slightly scary nylon masks to protect themselves when they take to the sand.
The mask, which was invented by a local around seven years ago, is used to block the sun’s harmful rays so wearers don’t have to apply sun tan lotion.
The mask is now under mass production and is on sale at swimwear stores along Shandong province’s East China Sea coast.
The sea port city of Qingdao is famous for its beaches, which are noted for their clear water, mild waves and soft sand.
The beautiful scenery and their European feel are also compared to Hawaii, Bali or Samet Island in Thailand.