Paraffin therapy for hands

 For those who regularly take care of their hands, I think the procedure called paraffin therapy for hands is already familiar. If not, then now you will learn a lot of interesting things about it. In fact, it is done for the legs and even for the face, but today we will take a closer look at the whole process of performing this method on the hands.

Benefits of paraffin therapy for hands

Paraffin therapy for hands has the following properties:

  1. Strengthens the skin of the hands;
  2. Increases elasticity and firmness of the skin;
  3. Has a protective long-term effect;
  4. Creates a lifting effect;
  5. Deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin;
  6. Improves blood microcirculation in the hands.
These are the main advantages of this procedure, which can be performed either in the salon or at home, and we will tell you exactly how to do this today.

In order for the effect to be long and amazing, you need to follow all the conditions and steps. So we can saturate our hands with a vitamin complex and protect them for quite a long time.

The process itself will consist of the following steps, this is the preparation of paraffin, hand peeling, nourishing the skin of the hands with a vitamin complex, applying a paraffin mask, removing paraffin.

Cooking paraffin

The first thing we need is to purchase the paraffin itself, and you will need to buy a special cosmetic paraffin, only it can be used for our hand paraffin therapy procedure. We will need about half a kilogram of the product, and the price of paraffin of this volume will be about 200 rubles. Then it needs to be melted, and this can be done either in a special bath, which can be purchased additionally (if you plan to do it all the time), or melted in a water bath.

By the way, the melting point of cosmetic paraffin is about 54 degrees. This will take approximately 15 minutes in time.

If you are interested in the price of a bath for paraffin therapy, then it varies from 500 to 3000 rubles on average, and more expensive. If you do it in a water bath, then think over the choice of dishes so that your hands can easily fit into the dishes, it should be deep enough for paraffin therapy to pass without difficulty.

Perform hand peeling

In order for the effect to be more powerful, and the nutrition to go as deep as possible into the skin, it is necessary to do a peeling of the hands. And we will make it according to a special recipe, which is very simple to prepare and quite effective. 

Take the following ingredients in equal parts, somewhere in a tablespoon or a little less:

  • Cereals;
  • Baking soda;
  • Powdered milk;
  • Sea salt;
  • Jojoba oil or olive oil.

We mix all this and apply it on our hands, after which we rub it over the skin and warm it up well. After we wash. Everything, the peeling is done and the extra dead skin particles are removed.

We nourish the skin of the hands with oils and vitamins

So that the paraffin therapy for hands is not in vain, we need to soak our hands with a complex of vitamins. For this we need:

  • Vitamin A;
  • Vitamin E;
  • Sea buckthorn oil;
  • Calendula oil.

All these components can be bought at a pharmacy and they are usually sold either in capsules or in bottles.

We also mix them in equal proportions, but the volume is very small, 2-3 drops each. In a heated bowl, mix the ingredients, and then apply them to your hands, rubbing thoroughly. Now our hands are ready for the actual paraffin therapy procedure.

Paraffin mask or paraffin treatment for hands

At this point, we should already have melted paraffin, but make sure you don't burn your hands. As we have already said, the melting point of paraffin is about 54 degrees, which is enough not to hurt your hands.

Now we need to immerse our hands in the bath or our dishes. We immerse one by one, and let it grab a little, 10-15 seconds after each dive. Immerse each hand 3 or 5 times, after which a thick layer of paraffin forms on the surface of the skin.

Creating the thermal effect of a sauna

After applying the paraffin mask, put on cellophane gloves, you can still put on a plastic bag on top, and then put on thick terry mittens, if there are none, then use a terry towel and wrap your hands in it. In the process of waiting, the effect of a sauna and warming up of the hands is created. The time that is recommended to wait is from 20 to 40 minutes. 40 will not be superfluous.

Removing the mask and the effect of the procedure

When the required time has passed, remove gloves and paraffin from your hands, you can apply a regular cream. You should feel the effect immediately after paraffin therapy. If you just want to do prophylaxis, then you can do it once a month or whenever you want.

If the situation with the hands is running, for example, the skin on the hands is cracking , or something similar, then it is recommended to perform a course of paraffin therapy. As a rule, it consists of 5 procedures in a row, and you need to do it every week.

You will feel and see the difference before and after paraffin therapy immediately. Because your skin will look and feel different too.


There are some contraindications for paraffin therapy. It is not recommended to perform it if:

  1. There are allergic reactions to the substance;
  2. Constant hanging pressure;
  3. Varicose veins;
  4. Diabetes;
  5. Severe skin damage.

In case paraffin therapy cannot be done, there is some alternative, in the form of using paraffin cream.