Faces Of The Open Water

Faces Of The Open Water

Faces Of The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Diana Nyad swam with one. Penny Palfrey tested various models.

But these swimmers wore custom facekinis to protect themselves against the venomous stings of the dreaded box jellyfish.

Bank robbers? Stealth military types? They use full-on facial cover-ups for other reasons.

This past summer, the latest in marine protection has extended to the Chinese coastlines where women and children are protecting themselves against the sun with full-on facial facekinis. Harmful UV rays aren’t getting through that Lycra, but aren’t they worried about a goggle tan?



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