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Are your fingernails and hands quenching for thirst? Try going for a paraffin treatment with your next manicure and/or pedicure. In a paraffin treatment, your hands are dunked in liquid hot wax and sealed on with plastic gloves, which are sometimes followed by warming mitts. Use of a good moisturizer is key before placing hands or feet in paraffin. The heat opens the pores so the moisturizer can really sink into the skin of your hands and feet. The paraffin treatment is left on for 10-15 minutes. Removing the paraffin is enjoyable; it's reminiscent of kindergarten days when peeling glue off your fingers was fun.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|