1 Hour Paraffin Wax Facial Treatment $90
The face is first covered with a gauze mask for protection. Then the warm and molten paraffin wax is applied all over the face area by gentle brushing. When the paraffin wax is cooling down on the facial skin, its cleansing and moisturizing process begins. After 15 – 20 minutes, the wax layer is peeled off very carefully. At the end of the treatment, when you look at yourself in the mirror you will be surprised to see your face with a satin smooth skin!
This treatment is not suitable if your skin is sensitive towards heat or wax. Those with dermatitis, burns, skin rashes, open wounds and any such skin condition should also avoid paraffin wax treatment.
Paraffin wax facials were developed in the 1960s but paraffin has been used in holistic medicine since the times of the Roman Empire. They are touted for their ability to clean your pores, reduce wrinkles, moisturize your face and relax you. The process involves an esthetician covering your face with a protective gauze mask. The esthetician will then brush warm paraffin wax over the gauze. The gauze will prevent the wax from burning your skin but will also allow the nutrients and heat to work its magic. When the wax dries the gauze is pulled away and your wax remnants are washed away.
Paraffin wax has a high heat capacity and is able to retain that heat longer than other facial substances. The heat in a paraffin wax facial opens the pores of your skin. This is because the heat causes you to sweat, which loosens the dirt and grime in your skin. This loosening allows you or the esthetician to remove stubborn black and white heads.
The warmth from the paraffin wax makes the blood vessels in your face expand. This causes more circulation to the face, which is what brightens your complexion.
Because paraffin wax is able to retain and transfer its heat effectively it is often used to calm stiff joints. In facial treatment, however, the wax soothes overworked facial muscles. This has been linked to wrinkle reduction and tension in the face muscles.
The heat retention of the paraffin wax provides a calming therapy. Paraffin wax facials are especially popular in cold climates and among pregnant or older women who are suffering from pain or stiffness of their face muscles