A paraffin dip is a beauty treatment for the hands and feet that combines a manicure or pedicure with skin softening and moisturizing. The entire hand or foot is dipped in warm paraffin wax, in order to seal in softness and moisture. The wax is left on the skin for 10-15 mintues. When it is removed, the skin will typically feel silky soft, and the hands or feet are refreshed and revitalized.
Paraffin wax is quite oily, and is known for its ability to lock in moisture. When applied to the skin, it can help restore suppleness and vitality by opening pores and increasing circulation. A treatment also can have therapeutic properties, such as relieving sore muscles and joints, providing better range of motion in the hands, and easing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, eczema, arthritis, and other ailments.
People with existing skin irritations like rashes or cuts should wait until they are healed before undergoing this type of treatment. When applied to broken skin, the wax can cause infection or discomfort. We do not re-melt and reuse the wax. If a client is heat sensitive, the nourishing mask is a fantastic alternative giving the same results.
In a paraffin/mask manicure or pedicure, the health of the whole hand and foot is a priority, and ultimate relaxation is usually the goal. The incorporation of the wax or masks is typically considered a luxury.