Paraffin wax is a soft wax with a low melting point, which means that it melts at a temperature cool enough to safely immerse your skin. Paraffin wax is an emollient approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment to soften and smooth skin .
Today, paraffin wax treatments are offered at many spas and salons, and these treatments are excellent for softening and smoothing the skin.
The phrase "paraffin wax bath" may bring to mind images of full immersion in a giant, waxy tub (scary, huh), but paraffin wax baths actually occur on a much smaller scale.
Paraffin wax baths are typically small tubs that are just large enough to submerge your hands. The tubs are heat-producing appliances, so when paraffin wax is added to the tub, the wax melts into a warm liquid in which hands, or even sometimes feet or elbows can be immersed. Because paraffin wax has a low melting point of 125 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit -- which is slightly cooler than your average latte -- it's generally safe for extended skin immersion
The hands are typically dipped into a tub of warm paraffin wax -- often two or three times -- to create a thick coating that will retain heat for several minutes. As the wax hardens, the paraffin's natural emollient softens skin and the heat opens pores. When the cooled wax is pulled away from the skin, it also removes dead skin cells, leaving skin smoother.
Paraffin wax treatments are also beneficial to dry, cracked hands and feet. Paraffin is an excellent moisturizer because it forms a light waterproof coating over your skin that helps it retain the oils produced by your body.
Yours truly had her hands dipped into the paraffin wax and then cling wrapped. Once wrapped, it was left like that for about 5 minutes... Then the beauty therapist will remove it by peeling it off. It comes off in one piece!!
And as a result of it, you can feel your hands are so much softer and smoother!!! Almost baby skin!!! Thanks Slimming Sanctuary for my wax paraffin trial..
Normally this treatment would cost about RM160 , according to the therapist, but if you go for some of Slimming Sanctuary's treatments, you might get it thrown in for free...