At Beyond Beauty Boutique, we offer a wide range of facial services, which help restore the texture and skin tone on your face and body. The humble yet powerful paraffin wax facial began as a beauty trend and caught steam in the sixties when the age of holistic treatments was on full swing. Even in ancient days, the Romans were known to use paraffin for facials, and it is said that the women back then swore by the facials’ anti-aging and skin brightening properties. In this day and age, paraffin wax facials are a great way for opening up the skin’s pores by deep cleaning, moisturizing, and lightening the complexion; which are some of the many benefits of paraffin treatments. This is the best facial for women who are just starting to show signs of aging.
What Is Paraffin Wax Facial?
Paraffin is a material with the useful ability to retain heat for long. Our esthetician uses a special gauze mask, so paraffin wax is applied not directly on the face. It is necessary to prevent burning especially for sensitive skin. Active components can also penetrate through the gauze freely, it won’t be a barrier.
Heat causes an amazing effect for the skin. First of all, it reduces tension and relaxes face muscles, which are very active during the day. Applied paraffin warms your skin up, which makes blood vessels widen. Normalized blood circulation and water balance are the first steps to perfect skin color.
Fresh oxygen and active minerals get to cells through it, nourishing and rejuvenating. So, a paraffin wax mask can help to reduce wrinkles from small lines to some old fine lines.
This facial treatment is also effective to clean pores. It doesn’t work as scrubbing or peeling, the main difference is in heat, which causes natural sweating and detoxifying. While your pores are opened because of paraffin warmth it is easy for an esthetician to remove blackheads and clogging. It is also a perfect opportunity to moisturize the skin, applying nourishing collagen elastin creams, silk oil, etc.
The procedure has two parts – physical states of wax. Paraffin doesn’t keep the same temperature during the whole treatment, it cools and changes from viscous state to a solid one. Hardened mixture contract the skin, increasing natural turgor, and making face look tight. After the wax became hard and cool (15-20 min) our esthetician removes it with the gauze mask and apply moisturizer and SPF. This treatment can be done at home, but because of the possibility of burning the skin, it is suggested for this treatment to be done by a trained wellness specialist.
Benefits of paraffin wax for the body:
Of course, there are many other benefits of paraffin wax for the body, including the following:
1 – Very useful in the elimination of pain resulting from arthritis rheumatism and osteoarthritis.
2 – It also has important natural components that help blood flow very well and reach all parts of the body, and reduce the diseases that affect the heart.
3 – Provides the body with more sense of comfort and relaxation.
4 – It is also useful in the treatment of many of the problems that affect the body as a result of paralysis.
5 – Very useful in getting rid of infections and roughness of the knees.
6 – Addresses many of the problems that can affect the body, especially the muscular membrane under the skin.
7 – Provides relief from sports-related injuries, fibromyalgia, and other joint mobility issues
Contra-indication of Paraffin Wax Bath
Wax therapy is contraindicated in the presence of varicose abnormalities, phlebitis, and when there is a risk of releasing emboli or thrombi. It is not suggested to utilize this treatment in the following instances:
- Anesthetic area
- Open wound
- Impaired thermal sensation
- Scar tissue
- Infectious area
- Circulatory dysfunction
- Analgesic drug
- Deep x-ray therapy.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage for Face
An alternative to our paraffin facial is our Hot Stone Facial add-on treatment. Benefits of this massage is in using heated stones to treat the skin after your facial. As wax, stone therapy also warms you and calms the epidermis after exfoliation and cleansing. As a result of our unique massage techniques, you will experience:
- relaxed muscles of your face, neck and shoulders;
- reduced body tension;
- absence of nervousness, puffiness and stress;
- removed small wrinkles due to face relaxation;
- emotional and body harmony;
- nourished and revitalized skin.
Hot stone massage is a perfect combination with paraffin facial. They have similar ways of treating, stimulating the epidermis with heat. Due to the warm sensation and rest, the procedure of cleansing doesn’t cause any painful feelings. Your body is almost filled with energy and is ready to be active again. Keep calm and try it out in our Houston Wellness Spa!