North Dakotans love to take advantage of the warm weather during the summer months; we hit the river as much as we can.

When we're out on the river, we always want to catch a good tan. Some people use tanning lotions, others get spray tans, but there's a good amount of people trying something else, and it's a little strange.

Beer Tanning

That's right. "Beer tanning" is the big thing on TikTok right now and it's exactly how it sounds. People are pouring beer on themselves to increase their odds of getting a nice bronzy glow.  Check out this video:


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See what I mean?
Look, I'm all for tips and hacks, but this is wasteful, and will make you stink like beer. 
And let's not forget that beer will attract bugs. 
Does It Work?
Pouring beer on yourself is thought to act like a tanning oil. The theory is that the hops in the beer activate your melanin in your skin.
According to, experts are not on board with this trend.
Health Risks
The source explains that doing this can essentially suffocate your skin, and put you at risk for heat stroke and dehydration.
Not only that, but beer doesn't have any SPF in it, so it puts you at risk for sun poisoning.
So, while it may or may not work for you, this may not be the best option, not that there are many safe ways to sun tan.

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