Winter – the time when you take out your thick cosy blankets for the long chilly nights, indulge in warm baths, fix up a warm cup of hot chocolate every night and so much more. Good things aside, the cold weather also brings along dry, irritated skin and stiffness in your joints and muscles which can be bothersome. But don’t worry, you won’t need to go scavenging on the internet to find out 10 or maybe 100 different ways to solve these problems. Just this one therapeutic, healing and rejuvenating heat therapy i.e. The Paraffin Wax Therapy. Read on to find out more.
What is a Paraffin Therapy?
A paraffin therapy involves the use of paraffin wax, which is a naturally derived wax. This wax is melted in a paraffin bath that warms it up to a comfortable lukewarm temperature. 3-4 layers of this melted paraffin is applied on your hands and feet, forming a nice thick layer on your skin. This layer of wax is covered with cling film and again a layer of paraffin is applied on it and covered with a foil wrap until the wax cools off and hardens. The hardened wax is pulled off from your skin, revealing moisturised and rejuvenated skin.
Benefits of Paraffin Therapy in Winter
Paraffin wax being a natural emollient proves to be a boon for dry, flaky and cracked skin on hands and feet, especially during winter. It is an excellent:
- Exfoliator: The liquid paraffin wax traps all the dead skin cells on your skin as it hardens, making it a great exfoliator.
- Moisturiser: A good quality paraffin wax is formulated using natural oils that deeply moisturises dry skin on hands and feet.
- Healer: The warm nature of the therapy relieves stiffness from muscles and joints and helps improve blood circulation too.
Paraffin having the power of high penetration, penetrates deep into the dermis layer and works on the collagen improving elasticity of the skin and thereby giving your skin a tightening effect.
So, if dry skin and stiffness in muscles and joints are ruining the chilly weather for you, then get a Paraffin Therapy with Biosoft Paraffin waxes that are 100% natural and available in three aromatic flavours – Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Peach.