People are now using Coca Cola to tan themselves

Publish Date
Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:48PM

The saying goes that the best tan comes from a bottle... but that's NOT a Coca-Cola bottle.

Strangely enough, some people have decided to pass up fake tan for slopping the soft drink all over their body.

The users of the 'Coca-Cola tan' believe that due to Coca-Cola having a caramel dye in it that, when applied to the skin, it will give you a bronzed tone.

But is getting revoltingly sticky even healthy?

Dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D. says no.

"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."

Yup, we're definitely agreeing with Dr Gohara on this one.