Posted: 9:01 am Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Welcome to 2017.
As we become more and more aware of all the ways the sun can be terrible for you with repeated exposure, some people are still determined to get that glow any way they can…
Even if it means dumping Coca-Cola all over their body.
Yep. THAT Coca-Cola.
Apparently, #CokeTan is a new thing that people are trying, and it’s exactly what it sounds like…you rub soda on your body and lay in the sun.
FunFact: I sometimes rub Coca Cola on with tanning oil because it has tint color and sugars that caramelizes with the sun as a bronzer. 😛
— stvph (@stxphvniev) June 17, 2015
Some people believe that the acid in the soda helps you tan quicker, while others think the dark color of the Coke helps draw the sun to your body. There is no science to back any of this up, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying…
Day 2 of tryin to get a tan #coketan things I do for a tan
— kelly mackay (@kelly211988) March 27, 2012
In other ‘WHAT THE HECK HAS THE WORLD COME TO’ news, researchers are working on a ‘tan in a bottle’ type of liquid drug that supposedly mimics the effect of sunlight on the skin without all of those bad UV rays, basically tricking your skin into turning brown.
Actually, that one sounds pretty legit if they can figure out a way to make it work.