Get velvety soft skin with a paraffin wax treatment! Paraffin wax removes dead skin cells and moisturizes the hands, elbows, and feet for softer, younger-looking skin. It also can provide temporary relief from the symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, and chronic joint inflammation by relaxing the muscles, relieving stiffness and muscle spasms, and increasing circulation. To enjoy the benefits of paraffin treatment in the comfort of your own home, follow the instructions for preparation and treatment below.
Melt the wax in a paraffin bath, following the instructions provided by the manufacturer. When the wax is melted and ready for use, test the temperature of the wax by brushing a small amount on your wrist. If the wax is too hot, turn down the temperature on the paraffin bath (or unplug the unit, if the temperature cannot be adjusted) and let the wax cool slightly before testing it again on your wrist. When the wax reaches the correct temperature for your comfort level, you are ready to begin the paraffin treatment.
Remove all jewelry from around your hands, feet, elbows, or other area to be treated, and roll up your sleeves or pant legs, if necessary, to keep them out of the wax. Wash and dry the skin around the treatment area, and apply a hydrating cream for better absorption.
Instructions for Treatment
- Slowly dip your hands and wrists into the wax, keeping your fingers straight. (Elbows and feet may also be treated.)
- Remove your hands from the wax and wait a few seconds until the wax stops dripping. Dip your hands into the wax up to 10 more times.
- After treating your hands or feet, cover them with a plastic liner. Then slip insulated mitts or booties over your hands and feet to retain the heat.
- After 10 to 20 minutes (or until the wax begins to cool), remove the mitts, booties, and plastic liners.
- Gently peel away the cooled wax coating to reveal softer, rejuvenated skin.
- Discard the used plastic liners and used paraffin wax.
If the paraffin bath is for personal use only, you may reuse the wax remaining in the tub and add refill paraffin wax as needed. Do not reuse the wax coating removed from the skin around the treatment area, as it now contains dead skin cells. If the paraffin bath is used by more than one individual, use new paraffin wax for each treatment.