The wax is a natural emollient, helping make skin supple and soft. When applied to the skin, it adds moisture and continues to boost the moisture levels of the skin after the treatment is complete. It can also help open pores and remove dead skin cells.
Benefits of Paraffin Wax
Paraffin is an emollient, which helps make skin soft. The heated wax opens pores by trapping in moisture, leaving hands feeling softer and smoother. This can be used on feet to help soothe dry patches and create soft skin and smooth out calluses as well.
A paraffin treatment can help restore softness and elasticity to the skin. During cold weather often our hands (and feet) can become quite dry and chapped. These treatments can help moisturize our hands and feet and allow for increased mobility and use.
Removes Dead Skin Cells
Paraffin wax is very effective in removing dead skin cells, while soothing and softening calluses on the hands and feet along with healing the dry cracked skin on the heels of the feet.
Paraffin wax has been shown to help relieve symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint issues. The benefits can be seen below.
Paraffin can help to reduce stiffness in the joints. The heat can help improve blood flow making joints and hands feel more relaxed. It can improve use in joints for a while after treatment.
Help with Arthritis Pain
Arthritis Health Professions Association has done studies showing that individuals who soaked their hands in paraffin wax experienced immediate arthritis pain relief following the treatment. For those who suffer with chronic arthritis, this kind of relief can do wonders for physical and mental health.
Paraffin wax treatments have been shown to help reduce swelling due to overuse and arthritis.
The heat and soft pressure of the wax can increase circulation and help relax your muscles.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe?
Paraffin wax is completely safe to use on your skin. It does not need to get to a very high temperature to melt, so it will be comfortable and soothing, never too hot. If you have sensitive skin due to heat or fragrance, you should have no issue, but make sure to try a small portion of your skin first before you use it on your hands or feet. You can always ask for untreated wax in case you have a sensitivity to the perfumes or oils that may be added to the treatment.
Paraffin Wax Treatment softens cracked skin, and improves the elasticity of the hands and feet, increasing mobility, and relieving pain.