People Are Using A Soft Drink To Tan Themselves & We Don't Get It


People Are Using A Soft Drink To Tan Themselves & We Don't Get It

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Many people will tell you that the best tan comes from a bottle.

Tanning out in the sun is damaging to your skin, so if you want to have a perfectly bronzed bod, it's best to stick to fake tan.

Fake tan usually comes as a cream or a mousse, but for some reason, people have decided to start using Coca-Cola to help them tan and we're honestly so confused!


Allure have reported that people are now lathering the soft drink all over their bodies before going out into the sun to get a deeper tan.

The theory comes from the fact that Coca-Cola has a caramel dye in it that, when applied to the skin, can give you a bronzed tone.

We have so many questions...


Wouldn't you get sticky with the soft drink all over you?

Is it even healthy?

Dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D. wrote an essay about the trend for Fitness Magazine and according to her, the answer to the second question is no.

It isn't healthy at all!

"Soda is brown like good old iodine, so it may bring out that sun-kissed glow. 

"And yes, its acidic nature may make getting a tan easier.

"But as a dermatologist, I can really only say one thing: BAG IT.

"Besides the fact that it is gross and sticky (do you want flies with that burn? ), it's also a one-way ticket to developing cancer and wrinkles."

So if you were thinking about slapping some Coke on your skin, put that can back in the fridge and save it for pizza night...