I've been using Albolene for removing unwanted cellulite. It all started when I vaguely heard someone mentioning in my Yoga class that Albolene had helped them shed unwanted cellulite on their thighs and waist after using it for a period of time. Well, i'm one of those people that can't take anyone's word, I have to try everything for myself. So I placed my orders from Amazon for the Waist Belt which cost about $8 and for the Abolene which cost about $11.69 so I thought why not. FYI, you can also find Albolene at Walgreens and CVS.
I went to YouTube to watch a few videos on how to apply it. I was quite surprised because it seems this method has been around for quite sometime. In any rate, the way this product works is that you rub it onto the areas you want to target and wrap those areas with saran wrap. I went further and used my neoprene waist belt which I normally wear while exercising anyway to help support my lower back.
I wrapped my body from right underneath my breast bone to right below my knees (I have some fat on my knees that I don't like), then I put on my stretch pants, waist belt and top. The key to keeping the saran wrap in place is definitely tight stretch pants, bra tops and of course the neoprene belt.
For two weeks I went about doing my normal exercise routines alternating between yoga, walking the treadmill, outdoor walking, indoor cycling and on rare occasions when my body allowed it...Zumba.
The very first time I wrapped it was quite difficult. I wasn't sure how much saran wrap to use and I might have gotten a little carried away with it. Well to my surprise, after I finished my workout I was soak and wet underneath the plastic. A plus was that the moisture didn't penetrate through my workout clothes.
I recently added the photo above because I also wrap my thighs on and off. I found these on Amazon for about $8 a pair so I ordered two packs. If you look closely on my left leg (right in photo) it's already separating... there were more expensive ones but I just thought I would start out with these. Well, I hate to mention the "thigh gap" but I have one now thanks to these babies. I'm sleep in these and as you can probably tell I have my nightie's on and i'm off to bed!
After the first few days I begin noticing some small results on my lower back area where my love handles are. After about a week, I started noticing slight results on my thighs, they were definitely getting thinner. As I mentioned above, I was wrapping all the way down to my knees and on some occasions all the way down to my ankles (but not that often).
The biggest area of improvement was definitely my upper and lower waistline. It's nearly flat and I can actually see some ab formation that was never seen before. Overall I've lost 4lbs inthe first 2wks of using this product and I lost quite a few inches as well, so I will definitely give this product a thumbs up!
But there seems to be some controversial over the ingredients in this product. I posted this to my LinkedIn profile and there was a huge discussion about it and whether or not it was safe to use. I couldn't believe all the controversy.... i'll post the link and you can decide for yourself.
On my quest to continue using Albolene for wrapping and walking I've continuously wrote more Blog Posts HERE and HERE with more photos and updated information on my weight loss journey!