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Having any other type of skin but normal can often be a huge pain. Maintaining and nourishing dry skin, for example, can take up a lot of time and effort and can even cost a lot of money seeing as most products only repair the damage temporarily, so resorting to more expensive, luxurious products is often a necessity.
There are a bunch of facials, however, that do wonders for dry skin and paraffin facial is definitely one of them. Those of you with dry, flaky skin who have never heard of it, read on carefully!
Paraffin is a type of soft wax that’s used for manicures, pedicures, and facial treatments. It works by creating a thin, unnoticeable oily layer on the skin’s surface which prevents water from evaporating and leaving the skin completely dry and prone to flaking. This means that after the treatment your skin will look and feel soft and supple like never before.
Step 1: Cleansing
To start off this treatment the skin will first need to be thoroughly cleaned to remove any makeup or dirt that had accumulated on the skin. The cleanser should be worked into the skin with light circular motions for a few minutes before being removed with warm water.
Step 2: Steaming and Extraction
Next, the face is steamed for several minutes to nicely open up the pores which will make the extraction of blackheads and whiteheads much easier.
Step 3: Massage
A soothing massage is a nice touch right before applying the mask. It will loosen the muscles and make the entire experience much more relaxing and enjoyable. It will also provide a nice oily finish which will enable the paraffin mask to come off much more easily.
Step 4: Paraffin Wax
The actual mask can be applied directly on the skin, but a better way to do it is to first cover the face with a thin gauze sheet and then apply the warm wax on top of the gauze.
This will provide the same effect but will be infinitely easier to remove. The mask should stay on the face for about 10 minutes.
The wax used for this treatment can be fragrance-free or it can have various aromatherapy oils mixed into it. Different oils will have different bonus effects on the skin as well as a relaxing effect on the mind.
Step 5: Cold Mask
After the warm wax mask, another, cold one is applied to the face. The cold is meant to soothe the skin and close the pores for a more flawless finish.
Step 6: Moisturizing
As always, the final step of any good facial is moisturizing the skin and protecting it with sunscreen.
This fabulous facial is one of the best choices for people with dry skin, but it’s not only for the face! Those who wish to give the same pampering treatment to their hands and feet will be glad to know that paraffin work just as well for those parts of the body.
Another interesting fact is that paraffin is used for medical purposes to treat painful conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. And there you have it! A multi-purpose treatment with countless benefits for both beauty and health. Ready to try it yet?