Can a mixture of Coca-cola and soap reduce wrinkles? Explained

A post claiming that applying Coca-cola and soap directly on your face will reduce wrinkles is doing the rounds of social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  11 Dec 2022 11:55 AM GMT
Can a mixture of Coca-cola and soap reduce wrinkles? Explained

Hyderabad: A post claiming that applying Coca-cola and soap directly on your face will reduce wrinkles is doing the rounds of social media. The viral post suggests cooking powdered soap with Coca-cola and applying it twice a week.

It's normal to get frustrated with the fine lines that appear on your skin over time. But that should not compel you to go for such bizarre skin hacks you see online. Wrinkles and physical changes along with aging are part of life. Undoubtedly, you can delay certain changes by following a good lifestyle and by exercising.

FACT CHECK

"Wrinkles are lines or creases on your skin. It's a normal part of aging. Wrinkles that occur early in life could be the result of smoking or sun damage. You don't need to treat wrinkles unless you want to change how they appear on your skin by using over-the-counter products, outpatient procedures, or surgery to remove layers of your skin," says Cleveland Clinic.

Can Coca-cola or any fizzy drink be used to reduce wrinkles?

No, the is no evidence backing the viral hack. Moreover, Coca-cola is said to be dangerous for the skin as it is acidic in nature.

Ways to delay or minimize wrinkles

Mayoclinic has put forth a few tips you can follow to minimize the appearance of wrinkles such as protecting your skin from the sun; choosing a skin-care product with a built-in sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15; using products with built-in sunscreen; moisturizing. Dry skin shrivels plump skin cells, which can lead to premature fine lines and wrinkles. Quitting smoking and having a healthy diet also helps.

There is some evidence that certain vitamins in your diet help protect your skin. More study is needed on the role of nutrition, but it's good to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

It is evident that any fizzy drink or soap mixture can't reduce wrinkles. Hence, the claim is false.

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