Paraffin Wax for Hands and Feet
Paraffin wax sessions are beneficial to dry, cracked hands and feet. It is an excellent moisturizer as it forms a light waterproof coating over your skin that helps retain the oils produced by your body. Particularly appreciated in the fall-winter season as it offers protection from external elements.
The hands or feet are typically dipped into a tub of warm paraffin wax (often two or three times to create a thick coating) that will retain heat for several minutes.
As the wax hardens, the paraffin’s natural emollient softens skin and the heat opens pores. When the cooled wax is peeled away from the skin, it also removes dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and refreshed.