A chocolate wrap is a cosmetic treatment that is one of the most effective ways to combat sagging skin, cellulite, swelling and other imperfections. A chocolate wrap is an application of a chocolate mixture to the body or specific areas of the body.
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the treatment has an anti-stress effect and is wonderfully relaxing.
Pros and cons of the chocolate wrap procedure
Opinions/feedback from cosmetologists
A qualified beautician will determine the number of treatments required according to the client's initial skin condition and desired results. As a rule, at least 7-8 treatments per course (2-4 days apart) are necessary to consolidate the results.
The relaxing effect during a session is due to the production of serotonin, a magical molecule that induces a feeling of bliss. This is familiar to anyone who loves chocolate.
Opinion of reputable international sources on chocolate wrapping
There is currently no freely available information on the research carried out on coffee wraps.
You can only achieve a visible positive effect with a full course of treatment. In other words, it is recommended to buy a chocolate wrap for ten to fifteen treatments at once. This will not only ensure proper results, but also their long-lasting preservation. It is also worth repeating the full course periodically - about once every six months.
The number of treatments and the amount of exposure time is chosen by the beautician, based on the specific skin characteristics, its functional state and the desired effect.
Some of the most important benefits of using chocolate and its ingredients include:
- Lifting the skin, improving firmness and elasticity by increasing the synthesis of collagen and elastin
- Anti-cellulite and drainage effect on deep layers of the skin, reduces stretch marks caused by pregnancy and childbirth
- Body shaping, weight loss
- Tonic, nourishing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Acne and pimples are reduced, and age spots turn pale
- Mood improves, energy levels rise and performance increases
- Normalises nervous system function, reduces irritability
Proven by experts, regular use of chocolate brightens up the natural magnetism, stimulates passion and sensuality.
A chocolate wrap, like any other therapeutic procedure, has several absolute and relative limitations.
The use of cacao beans for rejuvenation is prohibited when
- cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, thrombophlebitis);
- inflammatory skin conditions (herpes, purulent rashes);
- endocrine disorders (diabetes mellitus);
- an exacerbation of viral, infectious illnesses (flu, acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis).
It is best not to perform a chocolate wrap during pregnancy, menstruation or lactation. It can be detrimental to the health of the woman or the baby.
Indications for chocolate wraps
Chocolate wrapping is one of the most popular treatments in beauty salons, and there are several hundred salons in the Russian capital that are authorised to provide this service.
A professional chocolate wrap has a number of undeniable benefits.
For example, exposure to chocolate improves the relief of the skin, reduces the effect of stretch marks, post-surgical scars, combats cellulite and removes toxins and waste. Indications for a chocolate wrap are visible skin imperfections, overweight, deterioration of the facial contours and age-related changes.
Feedback from private users
To be honest, I do this anti-cellulite chocolate wrap more often in summer than in winter, because my legs are mostly always open in summer and I want them to be nice and taut. In addition, these wraps, if done frequently, have a slight tanning effect.
Chocolate is great for moisturising and nourishing, it's great for winter, it makes your skin feel softer
Plus this wrap has a soothing effect. I would say it is a kind of anti-stress.
I recommend you do a chocolate wrap, it lifts your spirits and protects your skin. Try it, I guarantee you'll love the effect)
I recommend the chocolate wrap! It's a relaxing treatment and deep moisturising for the skin. If it's done right, you won't be able to stop touching your skin afterwards.)
For the salon treatment, a special composition of ground cocoa beans is used. These fruits contain a whole complex of vitamins and minerals that help our skin look young and healthy. Unfortunately, this product can't be cheap.
A chocolate wrap is used:
- Cocoa. These grains have the ability to dilate blood vessels and improve the circulatory system. The chocolate wrap treatment helps to saturate the cells with nutrients and oxygen.
- Caffeine. Thanks to the effects of such a component in a chocolate wrap, internal processes are activated and metabolism is boosted.
- Natural oil. The element is responsible for moisturising and restoring skin elasticity.
The chocolate wrap also includes the use of vitamin complexes (B1, B2, A) and antioxidants to prolong youthfulness and regulate metabolism. Feedback on this treatment confirms the claims of the specialists that the technique is highly effective.
Before and after photos
Chocolate wrap reviews from cosmetologists
It is practised on both women and men. Wraps with chocolate promote relaxation and have a pronounced anti-stress effect (due to the synthesis of endorphin).
It can also reduce the number and size of wrinkles, stretch marks, acne and skin pigmentation.
How the procedure is carried out
A professional chocolate wrap is a versatile tool for reducing excess weight, removing unsightly deposits on the hips and thighs and smoothing out the "orange peel" effect. The price of this service depends on many factors.
The cost of a chocolate wrap, for example, may vary depending on the solution components chosen, the area to be treated and the number of treatment sessions required.
A chocolate wrap performed in a specialist facility differs in the type of application of the elements to the skin. Professionals distinguish between hot and cold chocolate wraps. As the name of the method suggests, a warm or chilled solution of cocoa and caffeine is used.
Many women perform the procedure themselves. Indeed, there is nothing complicated about performing a chocolate wrap on the stomach, chest or thighs, but the effectiveness of the ingredients available to the average person is far below that of professional beauty products. Therefore, it is better to go to specialised beauty centres for maximum results.
Only experienced craftsmen will select the components of the nourishing solution tailored to the individual body and prevent unpleasant side effects.
The salon chocolate wrap is a non-invasive and gentle method of treating the skin, so unpleasant aftertreatment is extremely rare. In order to minimise possible complications and increase the effectiveness of the technique, you should prepare for the treatment beforehand.
Before a chocolate wrap, you should be tested for allergies and consult a dermatologist. Without the consent of such a specialist, skin rejuvenation is strictly prohibited.
A comprehensive body diagnosis is also a good idea, especially if there are concomitant heart, vascular, nervous system and spinal disorders.
A few days before the chocolate wrap, change your daily menu. You can improve the effect of the treatment by avoiding bad habits (smoking, alcohol) and balancing your diet (more fruit, vegetables and greens). To prevent dehydration, it is recommended to increase daily water intake (up to 1.5-2 litres per day).
The popular chocolate wrap procedure always begins with a preliminary cleansing of the skin. This can be done by taking a warm bath or a contrast shower. The high temperatures will steam the skin and open the pores, which will have a positive effect on the final result.
The next stage of the chocolate wrap is a professional treatment of the problem area. Mixtures of coffee, iodised salt and coconut are used. This peeling allows you to get rid of dead epidermal cells and improve the skin's permeability. On average, the cleansing takes 20-30 minutes.
The chocolate wrap itself is characterised by the application (smearing) of cocoa bean derivatives over the body.
The temperature of the mixture is usually around 36-37°C, which makes the treatment pleasant and relaxing. The chocolate is covered with a thermal blanket, cling film or foil to keep it viscous. The chocolate wrap ingredients are removed using warm water and scrapers.
A quality chocolate wrap is great for relaxing the body, so it's important to give your muscles time to recover after the treatment. For this purpose, beauty salons have special rooms where patients can quietly drink tea or browse a magazine.
A chocolate wrap does not require the use of special equipment or an injection treatment, so cosmetologists do not make any special recommendations for the rehabilitation period. The main thing is to protect your skin from negative external influences. For 5-7 days, you should not visit solariums, baths, saunas or be exposed to the sun for a long time.
The chocolate wrap is a popular spa treatment that performs several important functions: it combats fatty deposits, promotes weight loss and improves psycho-emotional well-being, relieving depression.
Essentially, the chocolate wrap procedure combines massage, aromatherapy principles, psychotherapy, lymphatic drainage, cosmetic masks and other techniques that aim to stimulate metabolic processes in the human body.
Chocolate wraps are in particular demand among women due to the fact that they are effective in combating excess fluid and subcutaneous fat in the body. The chocolate wrap in the RED salon is performed by a qualified beautician with extensive experience, which guarantees a positive result.
Girls and women all over the world prefer the chocolate wrap as a basic body treatment. It can visibly improve the appearance of the skin, get rid of cellulite, reduce fat deposits and tighten the skin. Just a few sessions will help you get rid of aesthetic problems and increase your self-confidence.