While we were trying out different types of wraps, we did find out that there were a few things that made quite a difference. Of course it mattered if our husbands or boyfriends or wives or girlfriends (yep unisex lol) were there, as that always made things more stressful or fun, but that isn’t really what matters after all.Here are the 7 things that really do matter:
Ingredients: It is absolutely crucial that you use high quality organic ingredients in the wrap and you combine them properly. This is the key to success and the secret to the wrap being effective. There are some pretty generic formulas on the internet, but generic is never all that good. Have you tried generic peanut butter? Nothing beats the original. Yummy
Don’t be lazy: There is a tendency to enjoy pre-made wraps that will be quick and easy. Truthfully, pre-made body wrap kits are popular with people who don’t really know what they are doing. The ingredients are synthetic, the results are minimal at best, and you can sometimes get some pretty harsh side effects. There are some that are great, but you will need to do a lot of shopping around. Later in this article we will tell you what to look for.
Exfoliate: Do you ever get embarrassed when you go get a pedicure and see all of the dry skin that comes off of your feet? Newsflash: that dry skin is everywhere. Exfoliating your skin prior to the wrap will help it be more effective, because the wrap formula will be able to penetrate to the deepest layer of the skin. Have a nice shower, scrub off that dry skin with an exfoliation scrub, and use some steam to make everything feel like a spa experience – even if you are in a small bathroom with the kids screaming. And you will get the most of your wrapping session.
Drink Water: Remember that hydration is also key for your skin’s nourishment. It will flush out any toxins that you might have, and make you feel better in general. But for the wrap, it will help with something else. You are trying to shrink your fat cells, and water will help to “flush” some fat from the fat cells out of your system. Remember that is water, not wine or vodka…even if that is what you really want. If you want a little kick, spice it up with some lemon or berries.
Exercise: You need to stay healthy so that the results can last. Eating chips, donuts, and shooting whipped cream into your mouth from the can isn’t going to help you keep the body the wrap helps you attain. Stay healthy, stay moving, and work from the inside out. Eating clean will also help, but the true key is working off more than you take in.
Consistency: Like with anything in life, the harder you work, the better it will be. Even if you are happy with how you look or what result you got because of the wrap, you have to keep moving and working. Don’t stop. Try new things, up the number of times you work on it, like maybe 1-2 wrap per week for a month. Don’t be too greedy though, 1 per week is a good pace, especially for beginners.
Listen : it is very easy to over do it, remember you don’t need to set world wide records, get realistic goals first and build from there. Don’t get over the top, and LISTEN to your body.
DO BODY WRAPS AT HOME REALLY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
You should first know that this isn’t a miracle cure: there is no real way to use an at-home body wrap to give yourself a body that looks like Jennifer Aniston’s or a way to have your body fat percentage the same level as Taylor Swift in one day.
It can, however, help with short-term water weight problems when you want to go show everyone at your 10-year reunion that you can still fit into your high school jeans or when you have a big event coming up, like a wedding. Plus, it will also give you a healthy glow – perfect for daring dresses or shirts that bare a lot of skin!
There is no set amount of weight that you can lose, as it all depends on how much water your body retains, how long you keep the wrap on, and the type of wrap. Some people are much more comfortable wearing them for longer periods of time, so they will see better results.
As a note: DO NOT use body wraps if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Women who are taking medications that make them overheat or suffuring from any diseases should consult with a doctor before using body wraps.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BODY WRAP VS GOING TO THE SPA
People typically go to a spa for their first body wrap, just to see if all of the work is worth it. One problem with going to the spa, however, is that it can feel really weird to have someone wrapping your body up in plastic and applying moisturizers. Some of us don’t look all that well wrapped up like a piece of sushi.
I guess no one does (except my favorite actor… sorry daydreaming…)
If you aren’t bothered by that kind of contact, then you shouldn’t have a problem.
Spas can also be quite expensive, especially if you plan to make this a regular thing. Some spas will charge $100-200 per session, which doesn’t really work if you aren’t a huge movie star or singer.
That is why there are so many DIY body wrap recipes popping up: they are easier, they are more discreet, and they save some serious coin.