Due to sedentary lifestyles and diets loaded with sugars and fatty foods, many of the people gain excessive weight. Not only do they then have higher chances of developing health issues but also lose their confidence. In such cases, diet and exercise are the most suggested solutions. However, many also look for alternative ways to boost up their weight loss journeys including DIY fat burning creams.
People, especially those who have desk jobs or are busy with school rarely find time to relax and take care of themselves. This leads to unavailability of time even for essential activities such as exercise and gym.
When some manage to make time to start their fitness journey, they find it hard to burn off years of accumulated fat.
This is when DIY fat burning creams come in handy. One may also see many fat burning creams on the aisles of stores which guarantee a fat loss in less than a week. However, most beauty bloggers always recommend the homemade creams over commercial ones.
Why is this so? This is because many of the store-bought creams are loaded with chemicals that may cause drastic changes but are harmful in the long term. They may even ruin the skin and cause complications.
With DIY fat burning creams, one can always be sure of their safety. Though they may not guarantee a visible result in a few days but help greatly with losing fat from stubborn areas and toning the body.
A number of people think fat burning creams are only there for mental satisfaction but that is not true. To make and use these creams properly, it is better to research the ingredients used and how they assist in fat loss.
How Do Fat Burning Creams Work?
Fat burning creams, especially the DIY ones can boost a person’s fitness journey by helping with fighting the fat in problematic areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms. They work by increasing the blood flow to the area chosen by the person to be applied.
The increased blood flow assists in dissolving the fat that has been accumulated in the specific area. If this is done in combination with suitable exercises and diet, the results start to appears very quickly.
In some of the fat burning creams, specific ingredients also cause a cooling sensation. This results in tightening of the skin of the specific area and triggers lymphatic drainage.
The best part is that they do not have any side effects and may even leave your skin feeling smooth and shiny. Regular application of them will help you trim down and looked more in shape than ever.
DIY Fat Burning Creams
Recipe 1 – Fat burning coffee cream
Caffeine is not only great for waking up in the morning but works wonders when applied topically. It helps in fighting cellulite and firming the skin. The DIY cream is also particularly easy to make.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 ground coffee
- 3/4 cup olive oil
Preparation and usage
Take the bowl and mix all three ingredients together until it forms a smooth paste. Refrigerate this paste and massage it on the specific area for about twenty minutes. Leave it on for at least half an hour before washing.
Recipe 2 – Vicks and camphor cream
This is a well-known recipe for fat loss and works with the hot/cool effect greatly if combined with exercise. It is good for cellulite as well as preventing sagging skin.
- Half camphor tablet
- 3 tbsp baking soda
- 8 tbsp Vicks vaporun
- 3 tbsp ethyl alcohol
Preparation and usage
Crush the tablet and combine with all other ingredients in a bowl. Apply on the particular part and cover with a plastic sheet for at least half an hour.
Doing this right before the gym will leave a person drenching and in good shape in no time. Store this cream in a tight-lidded container so it lasts longer.