Body wraps can often be difficult to understand, and this is because there are three main types of body wraps usually available. While a slimming body wrap claims to be able to help you to lose weight, and a detox body wrap helps to cleanse your skin of toxins, a hydrating body wrap infuses intense moisture and hydration into your skin, bringing about some fantastic benefits.

A quality body wrap should always begin with exfoliation, which sloughs off the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, which would otherwise have prevented the body wrap ingredients from working their magic. A spa will usually use a high-quality body scrub for this process, making your skin much more responsive to the upcoming body wrap.

Dehydrated skin is an extremely common issue, and can lead to a number of consequential problems if not dealt with as soon as possible. It goes without saying that the main aim of a hydrating body wrap is to hydrate the skin, and, in order to do so, it will usually contain a range of specific ingredients that each have significant hydrating abilities.

A body wrap provides intense nourishment to the skin, and, no matter what the specific ingredients of each wrap may be, they will all moisturize your skin to quite an extent. In addition to this, once the wrap is rinsed off, a moisturizing lotion is usually applied to the skin, making your skin feel even softer by the end of it.

Unless you happen to be claustrophobic, in which case this treatment is probably not the best for you, a body wrap is considered to be extremely relaxing, and can significantly lower your stress levels. Each session gives you the opportunity for some “me time”, as you will usually be left alone for a while to give the ingredients time to work, and, along with the calming spa environment, a body wrap can be exceptionally soothing.

While the detoxification benefits that you receive from a hydrating wrap will not be as much as those that come from a detox wrap, detoxification still occurs to a large extent. A body wrap stimulates a process in the body called lymphatic drainage, in which toxins from each cell are released into the capillaries, and ejected from the body. When it comes to the skin, toxins and excess fluid are drawn out from the pores, resulting in a clearer, brighter and healthier complexion.

Body wraps are a skin care treatment that have been around for centuries, and can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. While hydrating body wraps are beneficial for just about everyone, they are especially useful for those that suffer from dry or dehydrated skin, as well as for people who have received too much sun exposure. After your body wrap is complete, be sure to drink plenty of water and keep your skin well moisturized, so that you can prolong all of the many benefits that the wrap brings for as long as possible.