A sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in fat and sugar soon catches up with us - before we know it, we start noticing weight gain and fat accumulation in areas such as the belly, legs and buttocks. To snap back into shape, nothing beats eating a healthy, wholesome, fat burning diet, reducing the calories consumed and incorporating exercise into our daily routine. To help speed up the process, why not try some slimming creams that accelerate fat loss? If you want to learn to do it yourself and save a little money to boot, read on! This article explains how to make a fat burning cream at home.
How do fat burning creams work?
The so-called fat burning or slimming creams work by increasing blood flow to the area where applied. This helps the body to dissolve fat deposits that have accumulated and which have led to unwanted volume in certain problematic areas of the body. They also contain certain substances that produce a cold sensation when applied, which stimulates lymphatic drainage and tightens skin tissue.
If you apply this frequently whilst following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, your figure will be visibly trimmer and your skin tighter, smoother and radiant.
Fat burning coffee cream
Caffeine is not just a stimulant that gives us an energy boost during the day, it is also great when used topically to problem areas. It helps to burn fat that accumulates in body areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. You're probably wondering how this works. When used topically it boosts blood circulation and directly attacks fat deposits effectively dissolving them. In addition, it reduces cellulite and firms the skin.
- 1/2 cup ground coffee
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup of olive oil
Mix the three ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth paste. Apply the fat burning coffee cream to the area to be treated, massaging gently, in circular movements as you do so. Wait for at least 20 minutes for it to work is magic.
Fat burning cream with Vicks and camphor
The following fat burning cream works as a result of the cold/hot effect it has on the skin. This boosts blood circulation, firming the tissues of the dermis and breaks up stored fat. It contains Vicks Vaporub, the mentholated ointment traditionally used to improve colds and respiratory problems. This tightens the skin and prevents it from sagging whilst the camphor causes sweating and elimination of toxins.
- 8 tablespoons of Vicks Vaporub
- 3 tablespoons of ethyl alcohol
- 3 tablespoons baking soda
- Half a camphor tablet
Preparation: to start, crush the tablet and add the Vicks Vaporub, alcohol and soda. Mix all the ingredients carefully and store the cream in a lidded container so that it keeps for several days. Apply in the same way as above, wrapping the area with plastic film and leaving for at least 20 minutes.
Fat burning cream with white iodine
White iodine or colorless iodine can firm skin considerably when included in a fat burning cream. This can help slim down those flabbier areas of the body. This is mainly due to its metabolism-boosting effects which burn excess fat in areas where applied. To make this fat burning cream, make sure you buy white iodine for external use, which can be found in pharmacies. Then simply follow the steps below.
- 2 tablespoons of your regular firming cream
- 1 tablespoon white iodine
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera
Mix all ingredients until you get a smooth cream. Apply to the desired area, massaging firmly in circular motions with your knuckles until it is completely absorbed.
Fat burning cream with aloe vera, eucalyptus and lemon
This fat burning cream works on account of the cooling effect created by the eucalyptus. This smooths and tightens the skin. Given the regenerative properties of aloe vera, it is also ideal for firming, toning and treating skin conditions such as stretch marks.
- 150 ml body cream
- 1 aloe vera leaf or aloe vera gel
- 1/2 cup eucalyptus
- Juice of 1 lemon
in a bowl, mix the moisturizing cream with the aloe vera gel. Stir and then add eucalyptus and lemon juice. Stir again so that everything is well mixed. Now it's ready to apply! Do so by massaging in circular motions until the cream is fully absorbed into the skin.
Tips for applying fat-burning creams
You can apply all of these homemade creams to areas of the body which are more prone to fat accumulation, e.g. the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, etc. For best results, we recommend the following:
- Apply the slimming cream twice a day, both morning and evening.
- Massage using circular motions when you apply it and apply considerable pressure in order to mobilize fat deposits.
- Always apply to clean skin to ensure it is fully absorbed.
- To enhance the fat-burning effect of these creams, wrap the area with plastic film after applying them and leave for about 20 minutes.
Remember that you should also follow a healthy diet and incorporate physical exercise to notice results. Doing so will help you to lose weight and get rid of this stubborn localized fat.
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