Wrap for weight loss has become not only fashionable, but also very popular in recent years. You can easily make a wrap at home. What is it and how does it work? Read our article.
The purpose of the wrap is, of course, weight loss. But how exactly is the effect achieved?
Wrapping is primarily the activation of blood circulation, strengthening the work of the sebaceous and sweat glands to remove excess fluid and toxins. It is this effect that is achieved by wrapping problem areas with plastic wrap.
To enhance the effect, a special cream or algae, honey and other compounds are applied to the skin before wrapping.
As a result of wraps, the skin becomes smooth, its condition improves, volumes decrease. Usually the procedure is done in beauty salons. But at home, its effect is no less!
How to do body wrap at home
Sometimes you just don’t want to go to the salon — laziness or no extra money, the reason is not so important. The main thing is your desire to make a body wrap at home. We will tell you how to do it.
- 2 hours after eating or even on an empty stomach, we begin to prepare for the procedure. It is ideal to do this at night, and special anti-cellulite creams are suitable for this.
- Take a shower and massage the area where you want to do the procedure with a dry brush. Thanks to this, the blood will circulate better, and the wrap will work for sure.
- A very good idea is scrubbing before wrapping. Along with the massage, the scrub will not only help improve blood circulation, but also exfoliate the skin so that all the right substances can penetrate the skin.
There are many types of wraps. And it’s hard to say which is the most effective. We will talk about the most popular recipes.
Honey wrap for weight loss
Honey is a well-known ingredient in many folk recipes, and body wrap is no exception.
This recipe is suitable for wrapping the legs and abdomen. Here’s how to do it at home:
- Take some natural honey and apply in a circular motion to the problem area (waist, hips).
- Wrap this area with cling film.
- Keep no more than 40 minutes.
Honey wrap helps the body burn fat, relieves swelling, strengthens the immune system. The skin not only improves externally, but also internally — it is smoothed, moisturized and becomes more elastic, its color evens out.
In addition, during the procedure, beneficial substances contained in honey are absorbed into the skin.
Such a wrap is contraindicated for those who are allergic to bee products.
Mustard foot and body wrap
This procedure is the most effective for cellulite. How to make a wrap:
Take mustard powder, mix with honey and, just like with honey wrapping, apply to problem areas and wrap yourself in a film. Mustard provides an even greater warming effect. Therefore, keep such a “compress” for no longer than 30 minutes.
The skin after such a wrap becomes smooth and elastic. The manifestations of cellulite disappear.
berry wrap recipe
Vitamins and antioxidants contained in berries slow down the aging process. Acids renew the skin, promote the regeneration of its cells, the production of collagen. Berry wrap saturates the skin and the body as a whole with minerals and organic acids, vitamins and antioxidants. Has a tightening effect.
This wrap is also effective for cellulite. The recipe is simple:
- Apply a nourishing cream to the skin, then juice or puree from berries.
- Wrap the area with cling film.
- Hold for 20–30 minutes.
Attention! Use only if you are not allergic to berries.
Chocolate wrap against cellulite
One of the most effective for weight loss. For chocolate wrapping, ultra dark chocolate is used. Although it can be replaced with cocoa powder. Melt the chocolate in a water bath, apply to the desired areas.
This wrap also has a tonic effect, relieves stress.
For a seaweed wrap, you will need kelp or crushed brown seaweed. Whole thalli have the strongest anti-cellulite effect.
Take 400–600 g of kelp, pour 4 liters of water. Apply swollen algae to previously cleansed skin. Mucus on the surface of kelp enhances the effect of absorption of trace elements. Crushed brown algae can also be used.
Dry crushed algae should be poured with water in a ratio of 4: 1, mixed with a whisk and let it brew for 15 minutes to swell.
The result of seaweed wrapping is visible after the first procedure. Full course — 10 wraps every 2 days.
Wrap with cocoa: for the whole body
Wrapping with cocoa will not only help get rid of extra pounds. It will give moisturizing and nourishing effects to the skin. Antioxidants, which are full of cocoa, increase the skin’s resistance, it begins to age more slowly, and flavonoids help blood circulate better.
For wrapping with cocoa, you need to dilute 2–3 tablespoons of the powder with 1 tablespoon of any vegetable oil. The composition will need to be ground and mixed until a homogeneous mass is obtained, and we recommend doing this on a steam bath.
Cool the mass to a comfortable temperature and add the following ingredients: 2–3 drops of orange or lemon essential oil, half a teaspoon of ginger powder. Mix the mass well again and cover the problem area with it.
Wrap with cling film, and then sit under the covers for up to three hours.
Clay wrap: for cellulite
Anti-cellulite wrap with clay helps to improve metabolic processes in the skin. If you want to detox your skin, choose blue, red or green clay for the procedure. Ideal for wraps — blue clay, reviews about it are the best.
Blue clay should be diluted with warm water and mixed well until a creamy mass is obtained. Do not use metal utensils and containers, otherwise the clay will oxidize. A glass bowl and a wooden spoon are best suited for this.
Add your favorite essential oil (but no more than five drops).
Apply the mass to the problem area, wrap it with cling film and sit under the covers for an hour. The main thing is to keep no more than an hour, otherwise the skin will dry out. Wash off the clay, take a hot shower.
General contraindications for body wraps
Like any cosmetic procedure, slimming body wraps have a number of contraindications. Read them carefully before you carry out the procedure at home!
Wrapping is not recommended for:
- Varicose veins
- Gynecological diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- During pregnancy.
Have you tried the slimming wrap yet? And what is the effect? Tell me in the comments!