A reed tan, or instant tan, offers a unique opportunity to acquire the desired skin tone within 20 minutes, without visiting the beach or solarium. The procedure is carried out in a beauty salon, where, using special equipment, a lotion with active molecules of dihydroxyacetone, the main component that allows you to get a quick tan, is applied to the entire surface of the skin.
Why Instant Tan Is Called Reed
Dihydroxyacetone is a substance derived from cane. Therefore, an instant tan is called a reed tan. The main advantages of this tanning are that you don't have to go to the solarium or the beach to get the right skin tone.
Before carrying out the procedure, the skin must be carefully prepared. To get a beautiful tan and lay in an even layer, you must first make a peeling. The upper layer of the epidermis consists of keratinized cells. If you apply the lotion to untreated skin, the tanning effect will be washed off within a few days. While after careful preparation, you can extend the result up to two weeks.
The bronzing lotion is sprayed onto the skin in an even layer using a pistol and aerosol. Depending on the desired result, the lotion is kept for 5 to 20 minutes. The skin color will have a shade of light golden to dark chocolate. In the first case, a lotion with a concentration of dihydroxyacetone 5% is used, in the second - 16%.
Melanocides, produced under the influence 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 a salon procedure is the only way to get a high-quality tan for those who are contraindicated to be in the sun and go to a solarium. In addition, a cane tan does not age or dry out the skin, does not provoke burns and other problems that invariably arise with natural tanning. Reed tanning is not contraindicated for pregnant women, since the ingredients used are absolutely safe and do not cause allergic reactions.
How to care for your skin after the procedure
The beautician will give detailed advice on further skin care. In order for the tan to last the maximum amount of time, you should not take a shower for 6-8 hours after the procedure. Within 14 days, you will have to refuse to visit the bathhouse, sauna, from the use of scrubs and hard washcloths. You can go to the pool only after 48 hours.
It should also be borne in mind that for several hours after applying a cane tan, the skin can stain clothes. Therefore, if a tan is applied before an important event, you should take care of visiting a beauty salon in advance.
After each shower, the skin should be lubricated with a moisturizing lotion to maximize the tanning effect.