- August 28, 2013
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Body Wraps, Cellulite, Weight Loss
I absolutely love chocolate. The only thing I love more than chocolate is finding new ways to use it. This one is by far one of my favorites. Here is what you will need.
In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa with about 1/4 cup of unscented lotion. If you don’t have dark cocoa, regular unsweetened cocoa is good too but dark cocoa is better because it has more flavonoids which are what make the magic happen. Here is what it will look like.
You don’t want to skip this next easy step because it only takes a few minutes and makes your wrap more effective. Take a hand towel and wet it down with water as hot as you can stand it. Wring out the excess water then place it on the area you want to wrap for a few minutes until it cools. This opens up the pores, making the wrap twice as effective. I say that is worth the extra time.
Spread a thick layer of the mixture over your skin on the area you want to reduce. Wrap area with several layers of clear plastic wrap and then wrap over the plastic wrap with Ace bandages. Make the bandages just tight enough to stay on. You are leaving this one for several hours and want to be comfortable and be able to breath.
Sit back and relax for the next 4 to 6 hours. You can move around and go to the bathroom but don’t do too much moving around. Don’t do any housework and keep bending to a minimum. Too much bending and twisting can cause the wrap to roll up on you or the contents to squeeze out, both of which are messy. Watch a movie or read a book. Take a day off and just chill. If you do these are the kind of results you get.
What’s so special about chocolate?
Cocoa can tone and tighten the skin while reviving tired skin. It also draws out toxins and increases circulation.
Go the extra mile with your wrap by taking a hot shower first to open up your pores and heat up your skin. Apply the wrap right after coming out of the shower and your results will be even more unbelievable. When your wrap is over, gently wipe off most of the mixture with a paper towel then massage what is left into your skin.