Body wraps have become one of the hottest new health and beauty procedures, with both men and women of all ages looking to have them performed. Whether your goal is to lose some of that unwanted belly fat, reduce the appearance of cellulite or stretch marks, if you want to get a head start on next year’s ‘beach body,’ body wraps will help you achieve these objectives and more; it’s a safe, all-natural health procedure that doesn’t involve painful and expensive surgery. To get the most benefit from your body wraps, however, you’ll want to avoid making the following mistakes.
Mistake #1) Not Drinking Enough Water
One of the single most common mistakes people make when using body wraps is not drinking enough water. To understand the importance of H20 in relation to body wraps, you must first look at how they work. Body wraps work by extracting the toxin-filled water that’s stored in fat cells. And if you aren’t drinking enough water, the body wrap won’t be able to accomplish this task as well.
Mistake #2) Only Wrapping Once
A second mistake that newcomers tend to make is only using a single body wrap. Sure, you’ll probably see a noticeable improvement in your waistline after just one body wrap, but you can multiply these results by performing additional wraps. Don’t limit yourself to just one body wrap, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Instead, try to get into the habit of performing at least two per week for maximum results.
Mistake #3) Not Preparing Skin First
Are you preparing your skin before you wrap it? If not, you should. Performing a light exfoliation treatment on your skin will encourage your pores to open up; thus, allowing the toxin-filled water to flow more easily through your body. There are several different ways to exfoliate your skin, such as using a sea salt scrub, exfoliating lotion, or even taking a hot shower. With your pores open, the body wrap will have more of an effect on your skin.
Mistake #4) Not Measuring
When you see the results written down on paper, you’ll know the true benefit of using a body wrap. This is why it’s important to measure yourself both before and after the wrap. Take a tape measure and run it along your waist (make sure you are fully relaxed and not sucking in). Write down this measurement and perform it again once you’ve completed the body wrap.
Mistake #5) Loose Body Wrap
A fifth and final mistake that many people make is leaving pockets of air between the body wrap and their skin. This may not seem like an issue, but even small pockets of air will greatly reduce the body wrap’s effectiveness.