Do Body Wraps Help You Lose Inches?


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Body wraps cannot help the human body to lose weight, according to Beauty Resource. A small amount of water loss can be achieved, but even this is only temporary. A body wrap can moisturize the skin, dependent upon the products used in the wrap.

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A body wrap is a spa treatment that involves wrapping the client's body and extremities in plastic after applying cleansing and moisturizing skin products. A wrap can make the body sweat a lot and cause a detoxification effect upon the skin. For instance, clay body wraps are designed to pull out impurities in skin pores. However, there is no evidence that it can detoxify organs in the body, according to WebMD. A clay or mud wrap works by reducing the fluid in the skin, which is why it is temporary, as the skin gains that fluid back again.

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