A paraffin manicure is a type of manicure that involves dipping the hands in warm paraffin wax to moisturize and soften the skin. Here’s how to do a paraffin manicure:
Start by washing your hands and removing any existing nail polish.
Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles. Then, use a cuticle nipper to trim any excess cuticle.
File your nails to the desired shape and length.
Use a buffing block to smooth out any ridges or unevenness on the surface of your nails.
Apply a moisturizer or lotion to your hands and nails.
Heat up the paraffin wax in a paraffin bath or a double boiler until it is warm and melted.
Dip your hands into the wax several times, allowing the wax to coat your hands and nails.
Once your hands are coated, wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in disposable gloves to keep the heat in.
Allow the wax to cool and solidify for a few minutes.
Once the wax has hardened, gently remove it by peeling it off your hands.
Apply a moisturizer or lotion to your hands and nails again.
Apply your choice of nail polish color.
Note: Paraffin wax manicure is a relaxing and moisturizing treatment, which can be done alone or as an add-on service in a salon. The wax can be infused with essential oils or fragrances for a more luxurious experience. Also, make sure to use the wax at the proper temperature to avoid burns or discomfort.