The first day of summer is tomorrow, and while it hasn’t felt like a regular June month in the Okanagan, some people are still tanning!
That’s not an unusual thing to happen in the summer months (even though you should be careful with your sun exposure), but it’s how people are achieving that beautiful glow that is concerning.
Beauty “experts” have taken to lathering themselves in Coca Cola before hitting the beach, and it’s supposed to give users a sun kissed glow.
Not only do dermatologists warn against this practice, the question I have is why? I know people do crazy things in the name of beauty, but even if the caramel coloured soda weren’t terrible for your skin (the acidity may exfoliate dead cells, enhancing the ability of UV light penetrate into the skin), wouldn’t it be super uncomfortable?
I mean really, who wants to pour a sticky syrupy substance all over themselves and then bake in the hot heat for hours? Not me.
I’ve ironed my hair straight, I’ve tried homemade gelatin facials, and I’ve rubbed coffee all over myself in the shower to exfoliate. But thankfully I’ve never done anything too detrimental to my health looking for the latest trend, I’d say skip the Cola and use a proper SPF, your skin will thank you later.