Paraffin treatment, what is it?


Paraffin treatments are available in many beauty salons, but most clients are not familiar with them. What is paraffin? It is a non-toxic waxy substance obtained from the distillation of crude oils that form a water and steam resistant complex mix. Back, hands and feet paraffin cares, in the aesthetic field, are very popular for their countless benefits.


First of all, it is important to know that paraffin wax, unlike beeswax, is not a binding agent, meaning that it doesn’t stick. It can therefore be safely applied directly on the skin.

It’s occlusive action favours the absorption of active ingredients while retaining heat and water in the skin. It is excellent to hydrate, soften and smooth the skin during hands and feet care. The numerous benefits it can bring on the body’s general health can also be mentioned: reduction of joint stiffness and inflammation, treatment of psoriasis and dehydrated skin, loosen muscle spasms and speed up the healing process.

Hands and feet treatment

Once the skin is exfoliated and hydrated, the paraffin has to be melted and maintained at around 50°C (follow the manufacturer’s instructions). Wrap the hands and feet with a bag containing paraffin wax, then let it rest for 15 minutes. Remove the wax and end the treatment with a light massage.

Back treatment

Once the skin is exfoliated and hydrated, apply 3 to 4 layers of melted paraffin on the back. Cover with plastic film and a blanket to preserve the heat and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the wax and apply a moisturizing milk.

On your next beauty appointment, don’t hesitate to ask for a paraffin treatment. It is a little extra that makes a huge difference!

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