I’ve heard for years about people who ingeniously use Preparation H to shrink the bags under their eyes, but I never imagined it would also be used to reduce one’s waistline.
So I was stunned when a dimpled male beauty contestant told me that he regularly smears his middle section in Prop. 8 — I mean Prep H — and then wraps himself in luxurious sheaths of Saran Wrap.
And it totally shrinks tissue and he loses water weight!
The results are only temporary, mind you — the effects last about six hours, until you drink your next glass of water — but it works so well for him that he just won a pageant looking slimmer than Kate Moss!
And by the way, he advises using the gel, not the cream, which can make you break out in a very non-aesthetic way.
Gosh, doesn’t anyone use Preparation H for plain old hemorrhoids anymore?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 22, 2010