Paraffin therapy for your hands


If the skin on your hands has become dry and dehydrated, and creams do not help, do not despair! Take a course of paraffin therapy

About procedures

The first step in the paraffin treatment is to cleanse the skin. After the surface is disinfected, the skin should be thoroughly moistened with the help of special products that are applied with massage movements to the entire surface to be treated.

The next step is to immerse your hands in a bath of molten paraffin (melting temperature is about 54-56 degrees). After the paraffin envelops the hands, they are put on special bags, followed by mittens. Don’t be afraid to get burned. Paraffin has a very low heat transfer, so it will very slowly and gently give off heat to your hands. Under the influence of temperature, the pores of the skin open, toxins are removed, moisturizers penetrate deeply. paraffin therapy

When the paraffin cools, the procedure is repeated. In general, for the entire session there are from 3 to 5 such repetitions.
The last step is additional skin hydration and gentle massage.

There are different types of paraffin therapy depending on the additives that are used during the procedure. The most popular of them are oils, algae and vitamins.

The procedure of paraffin therapy is recommended to be carried out once a week. The result is noticeable immediately and lasts for 7-10 days.

The procedure of paraffin therapy is used for various areas of the skin. In addition to hands, it is effective for the face, legs and other dry areas of the skin.

The cost of paraffin therapy for hands in salons is 80-100 hryvnia.

Paraffin therapy at home

The procedure can be carried out at home. To do this, you need to purchase paraffin (about 2 kilograms). You can melt it in a water (steam) bath.

First, exfoliate your skin and apply moisturizer. Check the temperature of the paraffin to avoid burns. Dip your hands in paraffin several times so that the layer is not too thin. Then put on bags and mittens on your hands. Hold the paraffin on your hands for 25 minutes, and then carefully remove it in the direction from the wrist to the fingers.

Apply moisturizer.


The skin of the hands after paraffin therapy becomes soft, moisturized and tender. Due to the deep penetration of moisturizing agents, the effect is more durable and of higher quality than with surface moisturizing. Regular use of paraffin therapy will slow down the aging process and help the skin of the hands fight against the influence of external negative factors, such as the sun, wind, frost, household chores, polluted air, etc.

The procedure is necessary during the change of seasons, when the skin is especially prone to dryness and actively needs additional nutrition.

It should be noted that paraffin therapy also has medical indications. The procedure is very useful in diseases of the joints due to its warming properties. So, it counteracts the bone indicators of hand aging.


Like any cosmetic procedure, paraffin therapy has its contraindications. The most common among them:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Vascular diseases and varicose veins
  • Dermatitis
  • allergies
  • Wounds and abrasions on the treated surface
  • Individual intolerance to paraffin

Let your hands be young and beautiful!

Author: Natalia Kay

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