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Want That Golden Tan? Try Using Coca-Cola! (No, I’m Not Kidding)

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Want That Golden Tan? Try Using Coca-Cola! (No, I'm Not Kidding)

There are so many things you can do with a bottle of Coke. Namely, drink it. But also you can cook chicken with it, glaze a ham with it, throw it onto grilled sweet potatoes, marinate a flank steak in it, add it to tacos, glaze ribs with it, reduce it and make some jerky, heck I know some truck drivers who use it in a bucket of water to wash bugs off their windshields!

See, we’re totally down to get creative with Coca-Cola. But pouring it all over our bodies? No, thank you. That’s where we draw the line.

Apparently, though, that’s a very real (and very concerning) trend taking off here in the States. While the fad sounds bizarre—and, frankly, is bizarre—all the bronzed beauties who lather up with Coke aren’t crazy. Quite the opposite, actually: This stuff really does work. Which is to say, it makes you look tanner. According to Allure, that’s because “the soda contains a caramel dye, which when applied to the skin, can give it that coveted characteristically bronzed tone.”

Now, dermatologists will tell you that a tan really isn’t a healthy thing, what with skin cancer and all, but I think a can of Coke has a far better use. Like mixing with a little rum!



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