A slender body is the dream of any woman, regardless of age, status and other characteristics. In order to achieve the desired results, someone tortures himself with training, others are on strict diets, and still others turn to beauty salons. It is in them that such a procedure as seaweed wrapping has recently become popular. Does lying in one place surrounded by marine plants help reduce volumes? We'll figure it out.
What kind of procedure is this?
Today, algae wraps are one of the most popular spa treatments. She attracts numerous women not only with her accessibility, but also with her efficiency. It is believed that this technique is very effective in the fight against cellulite, excess weight, as well as in the removal of toxins and harmful compounds from the body. By themselves, sea plants do an excellent job with such tasks, but for greater efficiency they are combined with clay, silt ormedicinal mud. Thus, this mixture not only removes harmful substances and fats from the body, but also fills the cells with collagen, minerals and vitamins. As a result, the skin becomes younger, firmer and more elastic. It is worth noting that well-chosen ingredients for wrapping and a properly performed procedure can also eliminate such shortcomings as vascular mesh, rheumatism and other medical abnormalities.
What are wraps used for?
Seaweed wraps are popular not only among ladies with curves, but also among skinny ones. Why is this so, if the main goal of the procedure is the fight against extra pounds? The fact is that an important component of oceanic plants is alginate. It is present in most cosmetics, as it perfectly smoothes and nourishes the skin. In smaller quantities, but all of them are contained in algae vitamins C, A, E, D, as well as a group of vitamins B, which are simply necessary for the normal functioning of skin cells. For this reason, seaweed wraps are made for the following purposes:
- For getting rid of cellulite.
- For weight loss.
- As a fight against stretch marks.
- To remove toxins from the body and skin.
- To increase overall tone.
- If you want to cure a skin disease (dermatitis, streptoderma, etc.).
- Even to boost immunity.
- And just for relaxation.
If algae wraps are made directly from cellulite, most often they wrap onlyaffected areas of the body. The same applies to the treatment of skin ailments, stretch marks, etc. If you just want to relax or improve your he alth, or maybe you want to pamper your skin with amenities, then the whole body will be wrapped in sea grass.
A little ahead - results
If you expect a single kelp wrap to give you the body of your dreams, you are deeply mistaken. The course of such therapy, as a rule, is 10-15 procedures, which must be done in one to two days. The course should be repeated in a year, if the results fully met expectations, or in six months, if, nevertheless, your problem has not been completely resolved. What does a woman get as a reward for such a large number of procedures? First, the condition of the skin improves. Old cells die, and new ones become more elastic and he althy. Secondly, metabolism is accelerated. Due to this, the extra pounds go away, and the metabolism returns to normal. Thirdly, blood begins to circulate more actively. Useful substances spread faster throughout the body, and thereby strengthens the immune system and increases overall muscle tone. And, of course, it's the mood. Because self-care is an important component of inner beauty, regardless of the outer result.
Where to buy the main element of the procedure?
For starters, you should know that the algae themselves, which go on sale, are of two types: whole thalli or crushed powder. The firstoption is considered the most effective. Thallus is actively used in spas, and they are also sold in specialized cosmetic stores. We must say right away that pleasure is not cheap, especially if you have planned to conduct a whole course of procedures. But there is a second option - to buy this ingredient in a pharmacy. Algae for wrapping offered by pharmaceuticals are sold in crushed form - as a powder or small leaves. In fact, this does not diminish their effectiveness in the slightest, unlike the price. You can buy a similar product at a price of 50 rubles per 100 grams.
Important moment! The preparation and application of thalli and powder is carried out according to various methods. In the case of the first, you just have to fill the algae with water and put it on the body. The powder is diluted with the same water, but applied like clay or any other mixture. For convenience, you can use a brush.
Trust the professionals or your own experience?
Compared to the many, so to speak, sophisticated procedures that are offered to clients in salons, kelp wrap is a relatively inexpensive procedure. Nevertheless, for most Russian women, this is a very tangible waste, and if we are talking not about one time, but about the whole course of treatment, then you will have to pay a tidy sum. Fortunately, in modern pharmacies and cosmetic stores, all those drugs that are used by masters in salons are put up for sale. You can buy them at any time of the day and use them yourself.Algae wrap at home is not such a complicated procedure, and if you know all the rules for its implementation, then the effect will not differ from the salon. It is only important to prepare everything you need, choose the time and tune in to a positive, relaxing way.
What will it take?
Let's start, perhaps, with the place and time of the procedure. During the algae wrap, no one should disturb you, so arrange in advance with the household so that no one bothers you for a couple of hours and does not even ask about anything. Do not forget that this is not only treatment, but also relaxation. It is also important to properly warm the room. If the heating is weak, turn on the heater for the duration of the procedure. Cover the bed or mattress on which you will rest during the wrapping with a waterproof film and a bedspread on top. Now let's move on to the list of what you need during a home seaweed wrap:
- Hot boiled water.
- Food wrap.
- The algae themselves.
- Towels and blanket.
- Cosmetic oil or moisturizer.
Start of procedure
To make the result even more effective, take a hot bath half an hour before wrapping. Open pores can also be cleaned with peeling, preferably natural - sand or clay. To keep warm, put on a warm bathrobe and socks and quickly mix the seaweed with water (if ground) or dip the thalli in hot water.After that, apply "seafood" to the entire body or to specific areas that need therapy. Wrap the seaweed in cling film and wrap yourself in towels and blankets. For the duration of the procedure, you can turn on soothing music or the sounds of wildlife. During the wrap, the body may begin to sweat - this is normal, it is important not to open up, but to continue to keep warm. It is also important not to fall asleep in the seaweed, especially if you are at home alone. A hot wrap should not become cold. After an hour, take a shower and wash the algae off your body.
Since anti-cellulite algae wraps not only improve the condition of the skin, but also remove toxins from the body, this effect should be fixed. An excellent antioxidant is ginger tea, which is often served to clients in salons after spa treatments. The recipe for making the drink is simple: put half a teaspoon of grated ginger root, a slice of lemon, a spoonful of honey and a pinch of cinnamon into one cup. You can add a sprig of mint if you like. We also note that after exposure to all the elements that are contained in kelp, the skin may slightly "dry out". You will need to moisturize it with oil or a cream that you have prepared in advance.
Please note that applying algae to the whole body may cause discomfort. It is unlikely that you will be able to spread and wrap your back with cling film on your own. It is better to agree in advance on assistance in this matter.
As mentioned above,in some salons, algae wrap is done in tandem with components such as clay, therapeutic mud, etc. You can do all this at home if you know the right recipes. Let's take a look at some of them.
- Algae and honey - a killer combination for cellulite. There are legends about the benefits of honey massage, and in tandem with kelp, it can work wonders. For this procedure, crushed algae will be required, they are poured with water, and after swelling, about 50 grams of honey are added to the mixture.
- Clay or mud - healing natural ingredients. The first of them has cosmetic, antiseptic and anti-aging properties. The second eliminates skin diseases and affects the functioning of the joints. Choose what you need more and mix with seaweed in equal proportions.
- Some essential oils are also very popular in the fight against "orange peel". You can apply them in a wrap as follows: an egg yolk, a teaspoon of camphor oil and a dessert spoon of essential oil are thrown into swollen kelp. You can use lemon, orange or grapefruit.
Any medicine or procedure will definitely have contraindications. For a number of people suffering from specific diseases, as well as those belonging to a certain category, body wraps are not recommended. So, this procedure is contraindicated:
- Pregnant women and women who have just given birth.
- For diabetics.
- People suffering from venousextensions.
- If you have hypotension or hypertension.
- Cancer patients.
- Obstacles are fresh stitches from operations, wounds and skin irritations.
Additionally, it is worth noting that some people are allergic to iodine. You can find out this question with the help of a test or in the office of a personal doctor. If such a deviation still exists, it is advisable to refrain from kelp wraps both at home and in the salon.
Seaweed wrap. Reviews
It's time to find out what consumers who have completed at least one treatment think about this popular procedure. Of course, there is an effect and it is difficult not to notice it. The state of he alth improves, the tone of the body increases, the skin becomes more elastic. Many women note that the main drawback - orange peel - is smoothed out very quickly. Only one thing can be said about weight loss - due to the disappearance of the upper layer of adipose tissue, several centimeters disappear, but the figure does not change dramatically. However, in order to avoid allergies, you should consult a doctor in advance.
In general, we note that in order to achieve an ideal figure, it is necessary not only to wrap yourself in seaweed, but also to maintain the effect with sports and proper nutrition.