Summer Nails Love Paraffin

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At the beauty salon

While outdoor fun in the sun is really a year ‘round thing here in SoCal, our summers really do bring an extra dose of sunshine and warm weather. And this means that you may want to check in with your nail care routine to make sure that you’re keeping up. Bright nail colors and nail art are great fun and all, but to really give those summer nails some TLC you need to go for paraffin.

Seventy years ago, doctors discovered that warm paraffin wax was a fantastic way to alleviate the pain their patients experienced from arthritis. Applying warm liquid paraffin to the affected areas, and then letting it harden in place, trapped in the heat and helped to relax the surrounding tissues giving welcome relief from chronic pain. It’s still used this way today to treat all sorts of chronic pain issues from arthritis to bursitis, tendonitis and fibromyalgia.

Patients soon discovered that an added benefit from these paraffin treatments was noticeably softer skin, and it wasn’t long before the beauty industry tapped into this benefit. Nail technicians began using paraffin for their manicure and pedicure clients. Combining paraffin treatments with traditional manicure and pedicure services helped clients get soft, beautiful skin in addition to perfectly groomed nails.

Paraffin is a petroleum-based product, which makes it a natural moisturizer. Plus, the warmth from the melted wax also helps to increase circulation to your skin and nails while opening up your pores. This makes it easier to get those hydrating elements deeper into the layers of the skin for longer lasting moisturize, and the increased circulation brings more life-giving oxygen to your skin cells keeping them healthier for longer. A paraffin treatment is great for your cuticles and will get straight to work on dry, cracked feet, too.

We offer a range of manicure and pedicure services here at DuBunné Spa Club & Massage Centre, including paraffin treatments for both hands and feet. You can find us at 23725 Arlington Avenue in Torrance, or give us a call on 310.326.9062. Our full range of body treatments is a great way to kick off a better summer. Prefer to instantly make your own appointment? Download our free mobile app available from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.