Want a firmer skin and a slimmer body? I am a big body wrap fan, and this ginger wrap ranks among my all-time favorites. It uses the slimming power of an amazing superfood.
Benefits Of Ginger For Weight Loss
Eating ginger speeds up your metabolism and promotes faster weight loss. This is why I decided to try its topical application and see whether a ginger body wrap would deliver the same amazing effects like drinking ginger tea, for example.
What To Expect?
” Keep in mind that fat loss results will vary from person to person. The inches you lose will depend on your own metabolism, your level of activity and your diet.”
Still, you can try the ginger wrap because it is very inexpensive and very easy to make. You will see some skin firming and fat loss, especially if you are consistent. Adding ginger to your diet will enhance the results even further.
Take Note :
Let me remind you that this DIY body wrap is TEMPORARY and in no way should be substituted for a healthy diet and exercise. This is a great (and temporary) quick fix if you want to lose some inches quickly to slip into that little black dress or bathing suit.
Ingredients You Need:
Don’t Skip This Step. Take a hand towel and wet it down with water as hot as you can stand it. Wring out the excess water then place it on the area you want to wrap for a few minutes until it cools.
This opens up the pores, making the DIY body wrap twice as effective. Believe me, it is more than worth the few extra minutes.
NOTE : You can skip this process if you’ll be using a heat pad.
③ Apply a thick layer of mixture over the skin on the area you wish to reduce. Do not rub in. Wrap area with several layers of clear plastic cling wrap.
And then, wrap over with Ace Bandage wrap (or another saran wrap), starting from the bottom and working your way up ( * this is optional but recommended).
③ Next, take the plastic wrap and begin at your pubic line area wrapping the plastic snugly around your abdomen (about 5 or 6 wraps should do the trick).
Now wrap your abdomen using the same process with the Ace bandages and secure it snugly (It took me 2 Ace bandages) but not to the point where you feel you can’t breathe. Put on an old t-shirt and pair of comfortable exercise pants or robe.
Drink at least 8 oz of water to hydrate yourself. Make the experience as relaxing as possible. Dim the lights, listen to soft music, read a book, or simply meditate.
The Theories Behind The Body Wraps
Detoxify Your Body
Detoxify your body of free radicals and harmful chemicals that we ingest or absorb through our skin. You can detoxify your body using Epsom salts, essential oils, green tea with caffeine to stimulate circulation.
The Epsom salts pull water from the body and cacao powder is rich with anti-oxidants. When pores are open up drawing out toxins, it also allows the absorption of anti-oxidants that help fight free radicals.
Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliation can help improve our skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing younger skin below the surface.
Using coconut oil or lotion can actually add moisture to our skin and helps with the regeneration of skin cells while adding a heat source will intensify the moisturization process by opening up pores to allow absorption.
Doing this DIY body wrap helps yourself feel relax. I normally read my favorite book or simply watch a movie to while I lay down with my heating pad. Some people stay active while they are in their wraps, but I prefer to sit still with my thoughts and sip my water.
Quick Cellulite And Weight Fix
You are losing water weight, so naturally you are going to weigh less. The appearance of cellulite is diminished giving the skin a more toned appearance. Both benefits are only temporary. It’s the compression and heat that bring the result.