Vicks VapoRub has benefits with colds, fevers and chest pains, and can also be used to lose weight and improve the look of certain body areas.
Many spas offer a wrap therapy that they tightens skin and helps in weight loss.
Do your own spa therapy at home with plastic wrap and Vicks VapoRub. Simply rub VapoRub on your skin and then wrap your body in plastic wrap.
Here’s how a wrap therapy can help you:
1. Weight Loss
Step to Health magazine, says that because of the camphor, the active ingredient in Vicks VapoRub, it becomes “stimulate fat burning” in certain areas of the body.
Especially if it’s combined with plastic which will cause the body to sweat, water loss, not fat. Final result is loss of weight.
WebMD says that this weight loss is temporary, but losing that extra inch to fit into a dress for a special occasion is amazing .
In the video , Danielle Stewart will show how plastic wrap therapy (using vitamin E oil and Epsom salt) reduced her waist by an inch after 45 minutes.
“I look at those slimming wraps like a spray tan,” SpaFinder president Susie Ellis told WebMD. “It’s temporary, but sometimes that’s OK.”
REMEMBER: stay hydrated while doing wrap therapy because you’re losing water weight.
2. Cellulite Reduction
Step to Health magazine in an article recommended mixing :
– Vicks VapoRub
– rubbing alcohol and
– baking soda.
This combination can reduce the appearance of cellulite and moisturize your skin.
3. Stretch Mark Reduction
According to LiveStrong , the oils in Vicks VapoRub can be used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
The oils and other ingredients in VapoRub “may make overly stretched skin feel softer and can reduce a dry appearance that makes them stand out.”
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