Paraffin waxing is a luxurious treatment that is intended to moisturise and soften the skin. It is an optional extra when booking a manicure or pedicure. During paraffin wax treatments, we paint the melted wax onto the client’s hands or feet several times to create a thick layer.
The hands or feet are then wrapped in plastic, or some other non-absorbent material and left to ‘soak’ in the layer of wax for up to 15-20 minutes.
During paraffin wax treatments, the skin is bathed in warmth, which helps the pores to open and the skin soften.
Once the skin has been allowed to soak in the wax and the layer has hardened, it can be pulled off in one solid piece. Because the wax is soft and contains oil, it does not become very stiff and does not adhere to the skin. After the paraffin wax treatment the skin is left slick and soft.