There's a fine line between being MacGyver and being a damn fool. There's a new trend where people who don't have tanning oil improvise by putting Coca-Cola all over their bodies before they go out in the sun.

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They claim that the caramel color in the Coke helps bronze them up good and quick. Unfortunately, it's a terrible idea.

Coke contains a lot of chemicals, but none of them provide any SPF protection. Really you're just accelerating the chance of burning your skin and potentially even developing skin cancer down the line.

Read more at Allure.

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