If one is to be fashion forward on a Chinese beach, one wears a facekini.

Worn by those who desire to keep their complexion as is, the facekini is the perfect solution to avoiding UV rays while also avoiding messy lotions that can get in and sting your eyes.

Apparently a paler face is something of a status symbol in China, according to one report.

We have yet to see any U.S. celebs in facekinis, but something tells us it won't be long.

(Note: the facekini is also just the ticket if one is going straight from the beach to a bank robbery.)