It Works! Body Wraps Instructions

It Works Body Wraps Instructions

How to apply your body wraps and measure your body

In order to get the absolute BEST results when using the wraps, I have put together a list of It Works Body Wraps tips that have worked for me personally, and I STRONGLY advise you to follow.  Please Do not skim this page, and do not select what steps you feel like doing. Please FOLLOW ALL STEPS exactly word for word. Also, please keep in mind that a FULL TREATMENT is considered 4 wraps on the SAME body area. If you have more than one area to target, you will need additional boxes for each.

There is no reason the wraps will not work if you adhere to the below:

  • Before doing anything, take photos of the area you are going to wrap, both front and side views. Make sure that the photos are CLEAR, not tilted, appropriate distance from the mirror, pants are down low enough and not covering any pooch or belly, etc. You will WANT these for after. This is not optional. I didn’t even realize how much my body changed because I see myself every day. When I put my before and after photos side by side, I was in shock.
  • Measure! Standard measuring applies for the arms and legs, of course, just a tape measure around. If you are wrapping your stomach, however, there will need to be 3 measurements taken. (at the belly button, 2 inches above it, and 2 inches below it.)
  • Take a hot shower right before applying the wrap (you need it to open the pores). Do NOT use any soap or lotion as these can block pores and keep the lotion from properly absorbing. This is especially true of anything Dove related since it’s super moisturizing. My suggestion? Just stand in the shower and let the hot water open your pores. NO washing the area you are going to wrap.
  • Apply wrap to desired area with the lotion side on your skin. To keep it in place, wrap over the wrap with saran wrap and then cover with a tight shirt, shapewear, one piece bathingsuit, etc.
  • Leave the wrap on for a MINIMUM of 45 minutes to a MAXIMUM of 8 hours. Most people wear it for 3-4 hours. You can also sleep in it, just as long as it does not go past the 8 hours, of course.
  • While wearing the wrap, drink 1-2 bottles of water. Unless you are sleeping with it on overnight, then not a big deal.
  • When you take the wrap off, there will be lotion leftover on the area you applied it to. DO NOT WIPE OFF. Rub it into your skin until it’s basically gone.
  • Measure the same spots once again.
  • Immediately take your photos again, and continue taking them each morning over the next 3 days. And again, make sure they are CLEAR, in the same positions as your before photos, clothing is not covering anything that needs to be seen, distance is the same from the mirror as your before photos, etc. MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALL CONSISTENT WITH YOUR BEFORE PHOTOS. When you go back to view your before and after, please make sure not to just scroll through your cell phone. You won’t be able to actually see the difference that way. Use an app like “picframe” and put them SIDE BY SIDE, before any wraps, and then the after.
  • Drink at least ½ your body weight in ounces of water THE DAY YOU WRAP & EACH DAY for the next 3 days. (ie: if you weigh 200 lbs, drink 100 ounces of water – that’s 6 bottled waters)
  • Stay away from fatty foods, coffee (even decaf), tea, soda, sugar, smoking (of any kind), alcohol, etc. during this time also. Like I’ve mentioned many times on this site already… you don’t want to have the wrap do its job and give you great results, and then put fat right back on again.
  • DO NOT exercise while wearing the wrap OR the same day you wrap. This is NOT a wrap that makes you sweat out water weight. The lotion needs to completely get into your skin. You can exercise the next 3 days though.
  • DO NOT shower immediately after removing the wrap. I suggest waiting until the next day to shower.
  • Smoking can and will lessen the results. Also, if you are on any medications or it is that time of the month, the wrap will not give results due to water retention, so if you are going to use it, time accordingly.
  • DO NOT apply another wrap until at LEAST 72 hours later. The botanical-blend in one wrap continues to work over the course of 3 days, and results get progressively better during this time.
  • Wrap one area at a time only. When wrapping your stomach, no other wraps can be used. Your arms can be wrapped at the same time by cutting one in half. Depending on the size of your legs, you can choose to cut one in half, or use one full wrap per leg. You cannot wrap your arms and legs at the same time. Legs separately, arms separately, and stomach separately. Not any of them together.