Reed, or instant, tan gives a unique opportunity to purchase for 20 minutes the desired shade of skin without visiting the beach or solarium. The procedure is carried out in a beauty salon where, with the help of special equipment, a lotion with active molecules of dihydroxyacetone, the main component, that makes it possible to get a quick tan is applied to the entire surface of the skin.
Why instant tanning is called reed
Dihydroxyacetone is a substance derived from reeds. Therefore, instant tanning is called reed. The main advantages of this tan are that you do not have to visit the solarium or the beach to get the right shade of the skin.
Before the procedure, the skin should be carefully prepared. To tan turned beautiful and lay down an even layer, you must first make a peeling. The upper layer of the epidermis consists of keratinized cells. If the lotion is applied to the unprepared skin, the effect of sunburn will be washed away after a few days. While, after careful preparation, you can extend the result to two weeks.
Bronzing lotion is sprayed onto the skin with a uniform layer with a gun and an aerosol. Depending on the desired result, the lotion is kept from 5 to 20 minutes. The color of the skin will have a shade from light golden to dark chocolate. In the first case lotion with a concentration of dihydroxyacetone 5%, in the second – 16% is used.
Melanocides, produced by the action of active molecules of dihydroxyacetone, activate the release of melanin. As a result, it is possible to achieve an even shade over the entire surface of the skin.
The use of salon procedure is the only method to obtain a quality tan for those who are not allowed to stay in the sun and visit a solarium. In addition, the reed tan does not age and does not overdry the skin, does not provoke burns and other problems that invariably occur with natural tan. Cane sunburn is not contraindicated in pregnant women, because the components used are absolutely safe and do not cause allergic reactions.
How to care for the skin after the procedure
The cosmetologist will give a detailed recommendation on the further care of the skin. To sunbathe for the maximum amount of time, during 6-8 hours after the procedure you can not take a shower. During the 14 days, you will have to refrain from visiting the sauna, the sauna, the use of scrubs and hard wool. You can only go to the swimming pool after 48 hours.
It should also be borne in mind that within a few hours after the application of cane tanning, the skin can stain clothes. Therefore, if a tan is applied before an important event, it is worthwhile to take care of visiting the beauty salon in advance.
After each shower, the skin should be lubricated with a moisturizing lotion to maximize the effect of sunburn.