Body Wraps: Are They Effective?

A girl during a body wrapBody wraps are getting very popular these days. Almost every spa salon offers this procedure now, and you can also perform it at home as all the tools you’ll need are easily available. Depending on the type of the wrap you want to make, you might be able to find all the ingredients in a grocery store. Of course, an experience from a spa will be much more pleasant and memorable.

But are body wraps really as efficient as spa commercials claim them to be?

Today we’ll try to help you understand whether booking these procedures is worth your hard earned money.

Types of Body Wraps

First of all, you need to understand that there is a great variety of body wraps offered in spas. There can be no doubts that some of them are indeed efficient. You just need to determine which kinds can deliver the promised results so that you invest your money wisely.

The most common types of body wraps are:

  • Slimming.
    It is indeed possible to lose a few inches after with high-quality body wraps. However, this effect will NOT last. Slimming body wraps are a temporary solution. They work well when you need to look dashing in a dress that is a tiny bit too tight. In a way, they can be compared to a fake tan. In some situations, slimming body wraps might be enough, but if you want to lose weight and get a beautiful figure permanently, they won’t help you. To achieve these results, you will need to go on a well-balanced diet and start exercising.
  • Anti-cellulite.
    The most important thing you need to know about anti-cellulite body wraps is that they don’t remove the fat from under your skin. Therefore, even the best of them are barely efficient. They really can improve the overall appearance of the affected area a little bit, but they can’t actually remove cellulite completely.
  • Moisturizing.
    This is the effect that you can count on with 100% certainty. Moisturizing body wraps work, and they do so extremely well. This is the main reason that explains why these procedures are so popular. After a good wrap, your skin will be smooth, soft, and literally glowing with health and beauty. Add to that the relaxing effect of the procedure and it’s really not surprising that body wraps are so sought after.
  • Detox.
    Seeing how your body expels some elements with perspiration, it may seem reasonable to believe that a body wrap can “suck out” toxins from under your skin. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this idea. In some rare cases, like with high-quality clay body wraps, the procedure really can remove some impurities from your skin. This particular wrap is good for those who suffer from acne.

Precautions to Remember

In the vast majority of cases, body wraps are completely safe. However, there are some precautions you should keep in mind when you decide to try this treatment.

  • If you have sensitive skin, you should discuss the ingredients of the wrap beforehand. Some of them are rather “potent” and can cause irritation and other negative reactions.
  • If you suffer from any medical condition or take some kind of drugs on a regular basis, you will need to find out the ingredients of the wrap beforehand and discuss them with your doctor. In some rare cases, medication and certain ingredients of the wrap can lead cause a volatile reaction that will damage your skin and can affect your overall health. 
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