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The Evolution of Paraffin Treatments

By: Elizabeth Myron
Posted: May 30, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Step 2: Exfoliate. A helpful trick here is to mix a body exfoliant with a hand moisturizer. This will work wonders on the cuticles and soften the hands immensely. Be sure to exfoliate from the tips of the fingers up to the elbow for three to five minutes.

Step 3: Treat. Analyze the hands and determine what additional treatments are required. If the hand has age spots, apply a bleaching agent to these areas. Apply tea tree oil under and around the cuticles to prevent fungus and infection, especially if the hands have any type of artificial nail. Follow with a light application of hand moisturizer.

Step 4: Hydrate. Perform the procedure with the appropriate paraffin treatment created specifically for your client, infusing the products applied in Step 3 into the skin. If you are customizing the treatment, choose scents for the paraffin and products that will complement each other.

Step 5: Massage. Select your favorite massage medium and complete a five- to eight-minute massage on the hands, fingers, wrists, forearms and elbows.

Step 6: Protect. Complete this luxurious hand treatment by applying sunscreen.