Paraffin therapy for hands - 2 best ways to carry out the procedure

Hands, fingers and palms always “give out” age, so women need careful care for them. Paraffin therapy is the simplest, most popular and effective salon service for healing and improving the appearance of hands. Its popularity is growing due to the possibility of self-performing the procedure at home.

Paraffin therapy for hands — benefits

A feature of the considered cosmetic raw materials is a high heat capacity. Paraffin melts already at 53 degrees Celsius, turning into a viscous mass. It easily envelops the skin, but does not cause discomfort and does not provoke burns. The benefits of paraffin for hands include several beneficial cosmetic effects:

  • slowing down the aging process;
  • deep hydration;
  • smoothing fine wrinkles;
  • strengthening and nourishing the nail plates;
  • cleansing and renewal of the skin;
  • elimination of peeling, irritation and coarseness.

Paraffin therapy for hands can also be used as a therapeutic medical procedure. This manipulation has the following positive effects:

  • activation of blood circulation in tissues;
  • normalization of lymph outflow;
  • reduction of puffiness;
  • restoration of muscle tone;
  • improved joint mobility;
  • relieving pain and spasms;
  • healing of microdamages of the skin.

Types of paraffin therapy

There are 2 options for care using the presented tool:

  1. Cold cream-paraffin for hands. These are ready-made cosmetic products that do not require pre-melting.
  2. Hot paraffin therapy. The raw material is sold in solid form, it must first be heated and melted.

Cold paraffin therapy for hands

This procedure is preferred by most women, especially with a lack of free time. Cold paraffin for hands is a thick cream that softens with the warmth of the skin. It additionally contains:

  • wax;
  • plant extracts;
  • lanolin;
  • essential oils;
  • B vitamins and other valuable ingredients.

Cold paraffin therapy is a very simple manipulation with many advantages:

  • economical use of funds;
  • no special bath is required to heat the raw material;
  • absolute hygiene (the cream is applied only 1 time);
  • convenience and ease of use;
  • low price of the product;
  • no contraindications and no risk of burns.

Hot paraffin for hands

Hot paraffin for hands

This type of procedure is more pleasant in sensations and acts a little more intensively and faster. Paraffin for paraffin therapy is pre-melted to a comfortable temperature. To melt it, you can use a water bath or a special bath with a heating function. In liquid paraffin for hands, it is necessary to lower the brushes several times so that a dense film forms on them. It envelops and warms the skin, creating a greenhouse effect.

Paraffin therapy for hands in the salon

At the beginning of acquaintance with the care in question, it is better to contact a specialist. Paraffin therapy for hands is available and does not take much time. In the process of its implementation, you can remember the steps of the procedure, ask about the optimal temperature of the raw materials in order to repeat the manipulation at home. Hot paraffin therapy for hands in a beauty salon includes several stages:

  • cleansing and degreasing the skin;
  • peeling;
  • applying a nourishing cream or oil;
  • immersion of hands in melted paraffin (several times);
  • warming the mask with special gloves;
  • keeping;
  • film removal;
  • nutrition and hydration.

Cold paraffin therapy is carried out almost identically. The only difference between the procedures is the way the cosmetic product is applied. Cream-paraffin does not melt and does not harden on the skin, it is applied in a dense layer immediately after peeling. Thanks to the additional nutritional components in the composition of such a product, subsequent moisturizing can be skipped.

Paraffin therapy for hands at home

The described manipulation is very simple to perform, so many women do it on their own. Paraffin therapy at home is similar to a salon service in terms of effectiveness and end results, if all actions are carried out correctly. To provide the skin with high-quality SPA-care, it is necessary to purchase special raw materials for the procedure. Additionally, some accessories are required.

What is needed for hand paraffin therapy?

The composition of the kit depends on the type of manipulation. If a hot application of a cosmetic is expected, a paraffin therapy bath will be needed, which can be replaced by a water bath. In the latter case, the dishes must be non-metallic or enameled. Paraffin mittens are sold in specialized stores, but they are also easy to replace. You can put plastic bags on your hands and wrap them in a thick towel. Cosmetic paraffin will have to be purchased at a pharmacy or nail store. Candles or cinders should not be used.

What do you need for hand paraffin therapy?

The cold type paraffin therapy set includes only a special cream and mittens, a bath is not needed. For both types of procedure, you must additionally have:

  • any antiseptic solution;
  • scrub;
  • vegetable oil or fat cream;
  • paper napkins;
  • clean towels.

Paraffin therapy — how to do it?

To perform the manipulation, it is advisable to prepare a set of necessary items in advance and free up 30-40 minutes of time. Hot paraffin therapy for the skin of the hands can take about an hour. You can repeat the session constantly several times (3-4) a week. The paraffin therapy procedure begins with the preparation:

  1. Wash, dry and disinfect hands.
  2. Exfoliate your skin with a scrub.
  3. Apply oil or fat cream.

Hot Option:

  1. Place 2 kg of cosmetic paraffin in a bath or water bath.
  2. When it melts, dip prepared hands into the liquid for 10 seconds.
  3. Remove the brushes from the bath, wait until a film forms on the skin.
  4. Repeat the action 3-5 times.
  5. Put on cellophane gloves and thermal gloves.
  6. Wait 20-30 minutes.
  7. Remove paraffin.
  8. Apply a nourishing cream to the skin.


Cold version:

  1. Apply a thick layer of paraffin cream on prepared hands and nails.
  2. Wrap them in cellophane and thick fabric.
  3. After 15-20 minutes, remove the mask.

Paraffin therapy — contraindications for hands

The considered care for the skin of the hands, fingers and palms is not always allowed. Cold treatment of hands with paraffin has no contraindications, so it is more in demand. The hot method must not be used in the following cases:

  • significant damage to the skin of the hands;
  • allergic rashes;
  • diabetes;
  • varicose veins or a tendency to it;
  • high blood pressure, persistent hypertension;
  • vascular pathologies;
  • skin infections;
  • inflammation at the treatment site.



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