[easyazon_link identifier=”B013H4N9RQ” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″ popups=”y”]Skin tightening wraps[/easyazon_link] sound almost too good to be true. Loose skin can be very frustrating, and there’s really not a lot you can do about it that doesn’t require surgery. And while loose skin can be a nuisance, jumping straight to surgery might seem a bit excessive for many people.

What Are Skin Tightening Wraps?

Skin tightening wraps are whole procedure that should be done only by professionals. There are an extremely popular method of firming and rejuvenating the skin.

Basically, the procedure involves a professional covering your entire body in wraps soaked in special oils and minerals. Methods may differ from spa to spa. Some places just apply the oils and herbs straight to your skin, and then wrap you up.

In some places, they will ask you to lie down in a heated room for a while, as the oils and minerals in the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00G2RRSSM” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″ popups=”y”]skin tightening wraps[/easyazon_link] take effect. Some places use a method known as compression wraps. They are also known as mummy wraps. They involve similar materials, but in this case, professionals wrap you up more tightly. The pressure is part of the process.

How Do They Work?

Supposedly the heat generated by the wrap, combined with the effects of the substances used can have a substantial effect on your body. Many promote the use of body wraps for weight loss and detox. Certain herbal wraps are also great for lightening the skin, giving it a nice, healthy glow.

The Pros

Skin tightening wraps can be a much safer alternative to surgery. They are a very relaxing treatment, and they definitely have a positive effect on the skin.

You can make your own skin tightening wraps at home, using materials such as sea weed, clay, or essential oils, and use plastic wrap to keep everything nice and warm. In this sense, they are also a very cost effective method of rejuvenating the skin. unfortunately, homemade remedies might not be as effective as does performed by professionals. And these treatments can get a bit pricey.

The Cons

And even with professional skin tightening wraps, not everyone agrees they’re effective. Many who have used them claim they saw no improvement. And many of those who did said the effect was short-lived.

Some argue that wraps can be dangerous, if they are taken to the extreme. If you sit for too long with skin tightening wrap around you, in a heated room, this can lead to severe dehydration. The skin may look firmer, and you may feel like you’ve slimmed down, but that’s just because your body has lost a lot of water. Once you rehydrate, the effects of the wrap will no longer be visible. And if that’s the case, it’s better to sacrifice your short term looks, instead of your long term health.

If they are mild, skin tightening wraps can be a very pleasant experience. Even if you don’t see any miraculous results, they ca be a very relaxing way to pamper yourself for a half hour. And maybe that’s actually what you really need. A little bit of pampering, so you won’t be so harsh on yourself, and start liking your body just the way it is.

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