DIY easy and affordable body wrap tutorial to help you temporarily lose a few inches
By Carla Snuggs
Body wraps are a quick fix if you need to temporarily shed a bit of water weight to look great for an event. Body wraps won’t help with permanent weight loss, but they can help on a special occasion if you’re in a pinch.
Have you ever seen an ad for weight loss wraps and thought, I want to try that but that’s not in my budget? Have no fear: Wes Ferguson, certified fitness trainer in Los Angeles (where muffin tops are against the law) is going to show us how to make body wraps at home.
“My clients often need quick fixes for events, travel and on camera work. Body wraps can be a lifesaver -- but this comes with a serious warning (more on this below)! The easiest, and by far cheapest way to wrap is this little DIY trick I learned from a model client of mine and she swears by it before a shoot,” says Wes.
Here is Wes Ferguson's DIY body wrap tutorial along with Wes' warnings and tips:
Step 1: First, slather the area (tummy, legs) with Preparation H; this helps to shrink blood vessles and tighten the skin. Obviously, buying Preparation H can be embarrassing, so I suggest a hat and sunglasses that day.
Step 2: Next, take regular old kitchen plastic wrap and mummify yourself. Make sure it isn't too tight or you cut off circulation. Leave on for at least an hour or more. The water weight this makes you sweat out makes you drop up to a size off your waist and thighs.
HERE IS THE WARNING: “The wrap leaves marks, especially if you crease or fold the wrap while wearing it. These go away within a few hours; but for this reason you can't do it right before a shoot or wearing skin-bearing clothing. I once did this wrap and thought laying on a heating pad would feel amazing since I had time on my hands. WRONG!!! It literally cooked me and I had a huge red square on my back for about three days,” says Wes.
Images Courtesy of Wes Ferguson
Have you ever used a body wrap or made one yourself? Leave your experiences in the comments below!