Friday, March 14, 2008

Paraffin treatments for Nails

In many areas, manicurists are licensed and follow regulation. Since skin is manipulated and is sometimes trimmed, there is a certain risk of spreading infection when tools are used across many people and therefore sanitation is a serious issue. So paraffin treatment is also one of the treatments for nails that help in maintaining good look on nails. And let us know what is paraffin treatment and how does it helps our nails in looking good. The hands can be dipped in melted paraffin wax. Paraffin wax for nails is used because it can be heated to temperatures of over 100 degrees, without burning or injuring the hand. The intense heat allows for deeper absorption of emollients and essential oils. The wax is usually infused with various botanical ingredients such as Aloe Vera, chamomile, tea tree oil, and azulene. Fruit waxes such as peach, apple and strawberry are often used in salons.

Occasionally, lotion is rubbed on the hand before submersion into the paraffin bath. The hand is usually dipped more than once to allow a thicker wax coat to form, making the coating stay warm for longer and less likely to break or tear prematurely. After the hands have been dipped in the wax, they are wrapped in either plastic or tin foil, and then covered with cloth to retain warmth. The hands are left for a few minutes before the paraffin is cooled and dried.

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