5 DIY Body Wrap Recipes for Keeping You Fresh and Revived

 

5 DIY Body Wrap Recipes for Keeping You Fresh and Revived -  Here are the 5 DIY body wrap recipes that you can try making at home to make your skin soft, glowing and beautiful.
Click HERE to discover the secrets of glowing skin

 

The body wrap is a beauty treatment that helps you tone up and tighten your body, improve your body circulation and detoxify your body. Body wrap can help to remove excess fluids and toxins from the skin, leaving it smoother. It is also be a great way to reduce cellulite and improve the blood circulation through your body. Perhaps the biggest benefit of a body wrap is that it can help to mobilize fat cells so they can be eliminated from your body more easily.

 

Body wraps work by using specific salts, vitamins, minerals and essential oils that can help detoxify your body and various herbs that can induce feelings of relaxation at the same time as promoting health benefits.

 

Body wraps basically work in two stages through absorption and squeezing. By wrapping the body, the pores get opened and fluids are extracted or absorbed by the wrap. This stage is called the absorption stage of the body wrap. Once the fluids are extracted, empty pockets are left in between the cells that when squeezed together, makes the body thinner and leaner than before. This is called the squeezing stage.

 

There are many spas that offer different types of body wraps like chocolate, aloe Vera, seaweed body wrap, etc. But body wraps are expensive at a spa. You can make your own body wrap at home in order to reap the benefits without the excess cost.

 

Do-it-yourself body wraps that you can make at home are just as effective as the expensive body wraps that you see on the market or in a spa, using natural ingredients that you can easily find. You can learn how to do a weight loss body wrap at home and save hundreds of dollars!

 

Before you begin, warm up the room so you can lie down comfortably.

If you don’t have an air mattress to lie down on, then you can lie in the bath tub. You might want to put down some old towels wherever you intend to lie down. Drink plenty of water before you begin and pour a fresh glass of water to keep beside you during your wrap.

 

Cotton sheets, a shower curtain, plastic wrap, tin foil and bandages all make excellent wrapping material’s just make sure you don’t wrap too tightly, and if you do start to feel uncomfortable loosen or remove the wrappings straight away (whilst your body wrap is drying it is quite normal to feel a little itchy when using clay or other drying ingredients)

 

You can make a body wrap with a variety of ingredients found in nature, and in your pantry. You can make an herbal body wrap with essential oils like lavender, lemongrass, sage or sandalwood, or herbs such as rose petals, chamomile flower powder or clay (green clay stimulates circulation and detoxifies the skin).

 

Following are some body wrap recipes you can use to create a relaxing spa treatment in the comfort of your home.

 

DIY Body Wrap Recipe 1 – Chocolate, milk and honey body wrap

 

What you need for the ingredients are 1 cup cocoa powder, ½ cup whole milk and 1/3 cup honey. Mix together the cocoa powder, whole milk and honey in a plastic bowl. Each of the ingredients helps soften skin for a beneficial body wrap.

 

Cocoa powder is filled with antioxidants. Cocoa can tone and tighten the skin. It also draws out toxins and increases circulation. It helps to slow down the appearance of aging and prevents a reduction in skin elasticity.

 

Cut an old sheet into 3-inch-wide strips for placing on the body.

Brush the cocoa powder mixture onto the body with the paintbrush, working your way up from the feet.

 

Wrap the body with the sheet strips, starting from the feet and moving up the legs, torso and arms. Allow the wrap to sit on the body for 20 minutes. Rinse in a lukewarm shower to get the mixture off the body.

 

DIY Body Wrap Recipe 2 – Papaya body wrap

 

Papaya contains enzymes that are well known for softening and revitalizing the skin. Papaya contains a natural fruit acid that works the same way as an alpha hydroxyl acid and is a great exfoliant. It will help to remove dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft.

 

To make your own papaya body wrap, you puree the pulp of a very ripe papaya until it is smooth (takes just a few seconds with a hand blender). Spread it over your body, making sure not to rub it in. Roll your body in a plastic sheet.

 

Lie down on some old towels and wrap these around your body too. Set a timer for 20 minutes. When your 20 minutes is up, unwrap the plastic and wash off the papaya in a warm shower. Your skin should feel invigorated immediately.

 

DIY Body Wrap Recipe 3 – Clay and sea salt body wrap

 

Clay is one of the most commonly-used body wrap ingredients. Clay is a powder that when mixed with water, works to draw toxins and impurities from your skin. The most common types of clay used for body wraps are bentonite clay, yellow kaolin clay and pink kaolin clay.

Oil absorbing properties in bentonite clay make it suitable for oily skin. In addition, bentonite clay works as an exfoliant by helping removing dead skin cells. Finally, bentonite clay functions to tighten skin pores and stimulate blood flow. Yellow and pink kaolin clays are more suitable for normal to dry skin, as these types do not have absorbent properties.

 

Sea salt is an exfoliating ingredient. Exfoliants function to remove dirt, debris and dead skin cells, clearing the way for new skins cells to develop. Sea salt also helps revitalize the skin by improving blood flow.

 

To make your own clay body wrap, you will need 1 cup of green clay, 1/4 cup of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 cups of water. Boil the water and sea salt together until the sea salt dissolves and then turn off the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Allow to cool and then rub the mixture all over your body. You can also use coconut oil which has skin and hair benefits!

 

DIY Body Wrap Recipe 4 – Sea vegetables body wrap

 

Powdered sea vegetables, such as kelp or dulse, absorb into your skin and function to increase blood flow, draw toxins from lymphatic glands, revitalize, smoothen and restore elasticity to your skin. In addition, sea vegetables are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, D and K, as well as carotenes and iodine, all important for healthy skin.

 

To make your own sea vegetable body wrap, you will need to combine 2 cups of clay with 1 cup of kelp or dulse, 2 cups of warm water and 1 cup of sea salt. Rub these mixtures over your body and wrap yourself in a large cotton sheet to soften and pamper your skin.

 

DIY Body Wrap Recipe 5 – Chocolate, strawberry and papaya body wrap

 

The needed ingredients are 2-3 fresh strawberries, ½ ripe papaya, ½ cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup honey, 5-6 tablespoons sweet almond oil,

 

Put cocoa powder, papaya, strawberry, honey, almond in a blender and blend well. After this, you can apply this to your entire body with the help of a paintbrush. Wrap your body with the cling wrap and rinse off after half an hour.

 

You may like to click HERE to watch a video clip about DIY Body Wrap

 

If you love making your own beauty care products using other natural ingredients, click on DIY Skin Care Recipes to learn how to make them.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

3 Green Clay Facial Mask Recipes for Oily Skin

 

A French Green clay facial mask is specially recommended if you have acne scars, spots, marks or patchy skin. Here are 3 recipes for you to make your own green clay facial mask.
Click HERE to Get Access to the Secrets of a Glowing Skin

 

Skin that feels great when you take off for work in the morning but feels greasy by lunch; these are all too familiar scenarios for those of us with oily skin.

 

By one word, does your skin tend to look shiny or oily? Do you suffer from frequent blackhead and whitehead breakouts? Are the pores visible all over your face (not just on your forehead, nose, and chin)? If so, you have oily skin.

 

Oily skin contains a lot of sebum which helps prevent the skin from drying out. However, oily skin tends to attract more dirt and dust than dry skin. So, oily skin requires more cleansing than other skin types.

 

The main rule to remember if you have oily skin is keeping your skin clean. Use a cleanser preferably without strong perfumes or colors. We recommend not using soap because it may be too alkaline for the skin.

 

If you can, clean it three times a day. If not, at least try to clean in the morning and in the evening before going to bed. Use warm water to loosen the dirt, and then use cold water to rinse. And put any masks for oily skin only on cleaned skin.

 

A French green clay mask is very effective for treating oily skin. French green clay is composed of Muscovite, montmorillonite, quartz, Kaolinite, albite, anorthite, and microcline, all naturally extracted from the earth. Green clay is specially recommended if you have acne scars, spots, marks or patchy skin.

 

Green clay facials are great to target breakouts. A Green Clay Facial Mask has outstanding detoxifying qualities, and is re-energising for your skin. A soft Green Clay Mask draws and extracts toxins from your skin, making it particularly effective for acne, pimple and blackhead prone skin.

 

A Green Clay Facial Mask opens the pores of your skin and removes deep build up, grime and toxins. It also tightens up your pores. Along with tightening your pores, the clay will also absorb the oil that is on your skin. This facial mask is also ideal if your skin has a tired or dull complexion.

 

A Green Clay Facial Mask is recommended for normal to oily skin types and those with enlarged pores. The slight acid pH level of 5.4 in this clay mask will leave your skin glowing with health.

 

To make your own French Green Clay Facial Mask (for acne prone skin) you need 4 Tablespoons French Green Clay, 5 dried bay leaves, 1 cup distilled water. Boil one cup of water and add bay leaves. Slowly add the liquid to the clay to form a fairly thick paste. Apply to face and allow drying.

 

Here is another green clay facial mask recipe that uses French green clay as the base content. Simply mix 2 tablespoons of pure French green clay powder, with a little bit of water, and add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil (tea tree oil, or lavender oil). Apply this paste to your cleansed and dried skin. After fifteen minutes have elapsed, you should begin to feel the paste harden and crack. As soon as the entire mask has hardened, simply wipe off with warm water.

 

You can also make your own green clay facial mask by mixing 2 tablespoons of French green clay powder with 2 tablespoons of mashed avocado and 2 tablespoons of mashed peach to form a paste. You apply the paste on your face and neck and rinse off after 20 minutes. Green clay detoxifies and purifies while both avocado and peach moisturize your skin.

 

When using the green clay facial mask, make sure your hands are clean and apply with the fingertips. Smooth the mixture onto your face and neck evenly. It is important that you lie down while the mask is drying or gravity will pull down your face and any wrinkles you may have downward too.

 

Sitting down in a recliner or chaise lounge is okay as long as it is in a slant position. Let the mask dry for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Next, pat your face dry. As a final step, wet a cotton ball with witch hazel and wipe over your face, removing any remaining clay from your skin. Follow up with a moisturizer.

 

Click here to watch this video about DIY French Green Clay Facial Mask

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

Enhanced by Zemanta