Many medical spas and aesthetic surgery centers offer cellulite body wraps made with chocolate extracts and coffee grounds, as these promote circulation and help smooth out the skin. Chocolate body wraps can help tighten and tone up the skin, and revive tired or aging skin that may be prone to developing cellulite.
Now, some experts are hailing the benefits of chocolate and clay body wraps to spot-treat cellulite and give the skin a more youthful appearance and encouraging people to eat more chocolate to stay healthy.
Chocolate clay body wraps are designed to be a decadent treat for the skin, and work by drawing out toxins from the body and increasing circulation. This helps the body become tighter, firmer and may even result in several inches lost. The typical wrap treatment involves covering the body in a rich clay 'mask' and then wrapping cotton and elastic bandages around the skin for maximum absorption. A sauna suit can then be worn to heat up the body and increase circulation. After 45 minutes to an hour, the body will begin releasing toxins which then results in tighter, firmer skin.
The effects of a wrap help to break down fat and increase the metabolism - these are essential for smoothing out cellulite and releasing the trapped fat cells so that the skin takes on a firmer, tighter and more youthful appearance.
Body wrap treatments made with a chocolate base offer several benefits for women who are looking for a quick and affordable way to lose a few inches. Many are combined with caffeine, peppermint and other ingredients that stimulate the skin and increase circulation.
Dr. Robert Rey, otherwise known as 'Dr. 90210' points out that chocolate can be a healthy substitute for caffeine and soda, allowing women to get their 'fix' without experiencing bloating and water retention. Healthy chocolate choices include dark chocolate and herb-infused chocolates that are full of antioxidants; these can help the skin maintain a supple appearance and may even help reduce the risk of developing cellulite.