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Beware of new beauty trend that uses Coca-Cola to self-tan

In search of the much-wanted summer glow, a dangerous trend has emerged. People started to use Cola as a tanning accelerator.

A bizarre and dangerous beauty trend, Cola has replaced SPF for some people that are hoping that the caramel colouring found in the drink will give their skin that glowing bronze. However, there is no scientific research to prove its effectiveness, as the Independent reports. Skincare experts already criticised the method, saying that the acid in Coca-Cola can exfoliate dead skin cells and leave skin susceptible to burning.

“While some feel that Coca-Cola can speed up your tan, it actually can be dangerous, and I recommend staying away from it,” skin expert Joshua Zeichner told Allure.


Furthermore, Coca-Cola UK has addressed the claims on its official FAQ, saying: “As much as we love Coca-Cola, we really wouldn’t recommend using it as a sunscreen. There is no sun protection factor in it at all—it’s a drink!”

Instead of dealing with sticky skin and sunburn, do yourself a favour and opt for a safe self-tanning formula instead.

Daisy Wilder