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Put down that beer; it's not a tanning lotion


When you go to the beach, do you slather on the SPF 50, or do you reach for a beer?

Instead of using sunscreen, some social media influencers are recommending slathering your skin in ale for a bronze glow. Dermatologists warn beer tanning is a bad idea.

But myths and misinformation about sunscreens are spreading online, including a false claim that SPF is toxic.

On Cincinnati Edition, we’ll debunk the bad advice and share the best tips and the science behind sunscreen.


  • Kelly Dobos, cosmetic chemist and adjunct instructor of cosmetic science, University of Cincinnati

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