The Power of Paraffin
In caring for your hands, it’s important not to overlook the skin on your hands. The next time you have a manicure, considering adding a paraffin wax to the service. Paraffin wax acts as an emollient, which helps trap moisture in the skin. At The Powder Room, hands are submerged in the warm liquid wax of a paraffin hand spa. After the wax hardens, a plastic bag is put over the hands and they are placed into warm mitts. The wax conditions not just the skin on the hands, but the nails and cuticles too. Once the paraffin is removed, rough hands and dry cuticles are left soft and moisturized. In addition to skin-softening benefits, a paraffin treatment also soothes aching joints, relaxes stiff muscles, and has a relaxing effect.