Hot wrap - features and recipes
The hot wrap cosmetic procedure is widely performed in spa salons, but it can also be done at home. A special mask for body skin fixed with a film creates the so-called "sauna effect" - expands pores, increases body temperature and sweating. You will need: ingredients for preparing a warming compound, cling film, a warm blanket or warm clothes, a scrub, a stiff washcloth and an hour of free time.
How hot wrap works
Many people think that a hot wrap is better for losing weight than a cold one. This is not true. Heating individual parts of the body stimulates blood circulation and sweating rather than breaking down fat. Those centimeters that you lose with a hot wrap will come back if you do not change your lifestyle.
Thanks to the “sauna effect”, the nutrients from the mask penetrate better into the skin. A local increase in temperature stimulates tissue metabolism, blood circulation, sweat glands and helps relieve swelling. To achieve this effect, warming components are used - various types of pepper, ginger, mustard, honey, coffee, essential oils, water heated to 37-38 ° C, which are added to the base.
For the base, one of the following components is used: algae, sea mud or clay, vegetable oil, honey.
You need to understand the true causes of puffiness, change your diet, start exercising and learn how to deal with stress. This approach, together with wraps, will help you to forget about excess weight and cellulite forever.
The effect of the hot wrap is noticeable after 10-15 procedures. It is recommended to do the wrap no more than three times a week (calorifier). With pronounced cellulite, the course can be increased to 1.5-2 months. The break between courses is at least a month.
How to prepare your skin for a wrap
A hot wrap, like a cold one, must be done after water hygiene procedures, self-massage and skin cleansing with a scrub. First you need to wash with soap or shower gel and steam the skin. Then use a scrub and a hard washcloth to massage and cleanse.
The scrub should be a harsh coffee or sea salt based scrub. You can make it yourself - mix a spoonful of candied honey with a spoonful of ground coffee. The main thing is that the mixture you have prepared does not scratch the skin. Skin lesions and irritations are an absolute contraindication to hot wrap.
After preparation, it is necessary to immediately apply a warming compound to the skin, fix it with cling film, put on warm clothes and take a horizontal position for 20-40 minutes. Please note that the duration of a hot wrap is shorter than a cold one.
Contraindications to hot wrap
There are more contraindications for a hot wrap than for a cold one. It cannot be done to people with diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Absolute contraindications are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis, pregnancy, feeding, menstruation, allergies to mask components, skin lesions and diseases.
In order not to harm your health, make sure that there are no contraindications, do not increase the wrapping time, be attentive to your body during the procedure - if you feel worse, stop it.
Watch yourself for several days. The wrap should not cause swelling, skin rashes, blisters, itching, diarrhea, nausea, or headache. All of the above indicates the presence of allergies.
Hot wrap recipes
There are many cosmetic formulations for warming wraps. The most popular brands are Natura Siberica, GUAM. Less expensive products - Floresan, Vitex, Compliment. You can also prepare a warming mask at home.
Consider a few recipes.
Algal: soak 2-4 tablespoons of dry crushed kelp for 15 minutes in hot water at 50-60 ° C, when the water temperature drops to 38 ° C, apply to the skin and fix with a film.
Mud: dilute 50 g of cosmetic sea mud with warm water to the consistency of sour cream.
Honey: heat 2 tablespoons of natural honey in a water bath to 38 ° C, add 1/2 tablespoon of mustard.
Oil: add 3 drops of essential oils of orange, lemon and grapefruit to 2 tablespoons of olive or almond oil and heat in a water bath to 38 ° C.
Clay: mix 50 g of blue clay with a teaspoon of cinnamon and ginger, add 5-10 drops of orange essential oil and dilute with water heated to 38 ° C until a creamy consistency.
After applying the composition, dress warmly and cover with a blanket. You should feel warm during the wrap, but if you suddenly feel a strong burning sensation or a deterioration in well-being, immediately wash it off with warm water (calorizator). Wrapping is a pleasant procedure, not self-torture. It should improve health and appearance. Remember that a holistic approach is needed to achieve sustainable and visible results.
Author: Ekaterina G., nutritionist, fitness blogger (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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