Glossary Terms


PARAFFIN [par-uh-fin]

What it is: A petroleum by-product that has excellent sealing properties (barrier qualities) to hold moisture in the skin and make it supple. It is know as a paraffin wax treatment in the salon.
How to use it: Classed as a luxury treatment on the salon menu, when used in a manicure or pedicure it will soften, moisturize and cleanse the skin. It helps to open the skin’s pores and allow dead skin cells to be easily removed. It is applied warm and then covered in cling film and mitts or booties. The heat helps the paraffin wax to open up the pores, then any added nutrients are able to move into the epidermis.


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