Filipino Men Wear Masks to Avoid Becoming "Ugly"

Beauty clinics for men are on the rise in the Philippines.  These men, pictured below, are poor fishermen that earn $2-7 per day and can't afford the fashionable, expensive, cosmetic products.  They wear long sleeves and fabric masks to protect their skin from the sun.

"We already have dark skin, we'll be ugly if we get even darker," said Romeo Apelado, 59, one of the fishermen.  

A fisherman holds a fish in his mouth while he grapples a fishing net.

The masks are hand-stitched.

They usually fish 6-8 hours a day.

reuters / business insider

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