Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

April 26, 2009

 Paraffin is used in medicine for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, and is effective to alleviate pain in certain diagnoses. Ingredients for paraffin baths, nonprescription, can be bought in pharmacies and some stores. Many people benefit from daily treatments using wax as a health and beauty.

Paraffin wax is used, based on vegetable oil, to relieve pain in the arms, legs, as well as joint and muscle pain. Paraffin baths can take home a special paraffin intended for these purposes. You can also go through these procedures in the spa.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

Useful properties of paraffin

Paraffin soothe chronic pain in joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
   and relieves muscle spasms and improve blood flow to the affected area. It improves mobility for people with arthritis, bursitis Bursitis - if you have trouble walking  Bursitis - if you have trouble walking
 And other chronic diseases that cause pain and muscle spasms. Paraffin smoothes and softens dry, chapped, rough and flaky skin. It may be useful for chronic skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

Use as a cosmetic procedure

Paraffin is also used as beauty treatments. Wax and moisturizing oil during the procedure soften and smooth the skin. It is best to use a paraffin after exfoliation. Since the wax opens the pores, it also helps to prepare the skin for other cosmetic procedures. Also, paraffin improves blood circulation in the arms or legs, and can give the skin tone, reducing age-related changes.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

How does

Paraffin - a kind of deep warming. The liquefied paraffin wax very effectively absorbs and retains heat. For example, when you dip your hands or feet in paraffin bath, the heat comes from the wax in the area of ​​influence, as the wax hardens. Heat increases blood circulation, relieves pain and reduces spasms. Helping to soften the skin, paraffin increases blood flow to the skin, at the same time opening the pores and hold moisture in the deeper layers of the skin.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?


Many salons and clinics offering paraffin treatments. Paraffin can be a part of physical therapy or occupational therapy. It can be carried out before physiotherapy. It can be useful as a Rehabilitation after sports injuries and other physical injuries. You can use paraffin during the course of therapeutic massage Massage Therapy - when it is needed?  Massage Therapy - when it is needed?
   or as part of a manicure, pedicure or facial.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

What you need for home treatments

You can spend paraffin at home, using the specially designed accessories, or by using a pan with a capacity of not less than three liters. You'll need about 1, 4 kilograms of therapeutic paraffin food thermometer, as well as plastic bags and towels for each area of ​​influence of paraffin. The wax can be mixed with aromatic oils Essential Oils - whether they will help in a difficult moment?  Essential Oils - whether they will help in a difficult moment?
 To get to the same effect of aromatherapy. Under the container with paraffin need podstelit large oilcloth.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?


Melt the wax in a pan and let it cool down to 50 degrees. Remove all jewelry, and carefully wash and dry those areas of the body to which you apply the wax. To alleviate arthritic joints, e.g., dip in paraffin hand several times to form a thick wax glove. Be careful not to touch the hot dishes. Dip your hands in paraffin to the wrist, ankles or feet. Immediately remove the hands or feet, and allow excess paraffin to drain back. Repeat seven times without immersing the hands or feet deeper than the first time, so as not to burn the skin. Cover the hands or feet with plastic wrap and top with a towel. Then again, put his hands in paraffin bath for 30 minutes. When done, remove wax and save it for the next procedure.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?

Diseases amenable to treatment with paraffin

Mainly using paraffin treat arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. After paraffin typically increases mobility and reduces pain and inflammation. Paraffin is also effective in reducing pain and swelling associated with acute attacks of gout. Paraffin therapy can alleviate the symptoms of those who suffer from fibromyalgia, tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon tissue) or muscle spasms. It can be used as the primary treatment, or in combination with a conventional medication.

 Paraffin - how the wax on the skin?


Using wax, it is important to follow all the instructions, because there is the risk of getting skin burns if used incorrectly paraffin. By the same, it is important to measure the temperature of the wax before each use to make sure that it has a therapeutic effect and to reduce the risk of burns. If the temperature is too low, add more oil. If the wax is too hot, add to the solid wax. Use wax with caution if you have poor circulation, because the danger of burn you higher. Make sure that you use wax on intact skin to reduce the risk of infection and burns.

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Waxing: the easy way to beauty

July 22, 2011

 Clean, smooth skin - is always beautiful. Today, women such skin is particularly relevant and has been vying beauty salons offer various methods of hair removal and hair removal Hair removal: perfect skin without hair  Hair removal: perfect skin without hair
 . What is the difference from the waxing hair removal, and maybe it's all the same thing?


What is different from hair removal depilation and contraindications for this procedure

Hair Removal - the removal of hair from the body, does not affect their root. During epilation the hair is removed with its root. By depilatory relates shaving, plucking the hair, removing them by various chemical preparations (creams or gels, a protein solubilizing hair), hair removal using wax or sugar. Hair removal is usually carried out with the help of special equipment (epilation, laser hair removal).

Recently, there was one more term - bioepilyatsiya to which often include hair removal wax and sugar. Traditionally, these methods remove hair depilation belong to, but if they spend long enough, this leads to destruction of the hair roots and hair removal effect occurs. But as a rule, the process is very long. However, the hair after bioepilyatsii Bioepilation time tested  Bioepilation time tested
   grow more slowly than following other methods of depilation, since the roots of the hair is still somewhat damaged.

Hair removal can not be carried out if the skin has some rash (rash of any acute or chronic skin diseases, allergic rash), keloid scars (rising above the skin and are prone to the growth of red welts), tumors (both malignant and benign) wart . Contraindicated depilation and common diseases such as diabetes mellitus Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
   with compromised immunity, severe disease of the circulatory system (angina, hypertension), any acute disease, varicose veins, hormonal drugs.


Mechanical methods of depilation

By mechanical methods of hair removal are shaving and plucking hair. Shaving often used for home hair removal of hair on the skin of the arms, legs, underarm and intimate area. This is a simple and accessible method, which is used by many women. But it has some drawbacks: the skin is injured and irritated after shaving, it can get infected, the hair after shaving grow rapidly and become more rigid and unruly, which contributes to their abnormal growth, and growing into the skin. For female shaving manufactured special machines (generally pink in color) which are different from the male in form.

Plucking carried out with tweezers or a special device - epilator. In most cases, this process is used to remove hair Hair Removal: Which method is right for you?  Hair Removal: Which method is right for you?
   on the face, for example, the chin and upper lip. This is to be done for women with a high content of male sex hormones in the blood.


Chemical methods of depilation

Chemical depilation means (creams and gels) containing chemicals (often enzymes) that dissolve keratin (hair protein), resulting in thinning hair and fall. The hair roots are not destroyed in this case. The danger of chemicals is that they mostly have increased sensitivity to temperature and acidity of the skin: they may alter their activity under certain properties of the skin.

Chemical agents are also able to cause allergic reactions, so before their first of the next test for sensitivity to do in accordance with the rules specified in the instructions. Using a chemical depilatory can not remove the hair in the eyebrow - it poses a danger to the eye.

Cosmetic industry produces tools for chemical depilation, intended for a particular area of ​​the body, hands and feet, intimate areas and axilla, face. They differ from each other by the concentration of the active substance: for intimate places, underarms and face used means less concentrated than the skin of feet.

After the chemical depilatory need to follow certain rules: do not shave the hair in this area, do not remove them with wax and sugar, are not exposed to direct sunlight. Doing repeated chemical depilation will be about a week after the previous one.



By bioepilyatsii include wax and sugar waxing. Waxing Waxing is also called. It is used to remove hair from any area of ​​the body. Waxing can be done at home or in a beauty salon, this produced a special wax. At home, use a cold kind of waxing, in beauty salons - both cold and hot (it is dangerous to spend at home, because you can cause burns, but it is less painful).

Sugar waxing (shugaring) is now carried out in many stores. It is an ancient method of getting rid of the hair, even Cleopatra used it. Held this depilation using cosmetic products based on sugar, having the appearance of a thick viscous mass. The method is safe, less traumatic for the skin and does not cause allergic reactions.

After waxing and shugaring hair grow slower than after other types of hair removal, and if they do for several years on the same site, the hair stops growing altogether.

Galina Romanenko

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