How paraffin wax treatments work


Paraffin can be found in anything from crayons to candles and even lipstick. The simplest definition for it is that it’s basically wax. It’s important for cosmetics because it has a somewhat low melting point, and that means that it is safe to use on your skin. While paraffin is also considered an emollient, it is used for other purposes, too.

I remember that my grandmother used to apply warm paraffin to certain parts of her body that were achy. Usually, this type of paraffin is special and can be used time and again. It shouldn’t be absorbed by the skin because otherwise, it will be consumed too quickly.

In case you did not know, many athletes from the Roman Empire used to rely on paraffin treatments to get rid of sports-related injuries. Today, such treatments are widely available both at beauty parlors and everywhere else. Best of all, you can even get your paraffin wax machine and apply it to your body in the comfort of your own home.

How to apply it to your skin

There are several methods that you can use if you’re feeling achy and you want to get rid of the pain. There are some machines that heat up the paraffin, and you dip your elbow into the basin and keep it there for several minutes or up to one-quarter of an hour.

With others, however, you apply the paraffin locally on the area that requires the treatment. While my grandma used to melt it and apply it in this form, you can also get paraffin that’s been vacuum-sealed, and all it needs is for a superficial warm-up in order for it to do its job.


Get rid of cracked hands and feet

Even if paraffin wax treatments have a broad array of benefits, one of the most significant ones is that they can improve the look and feel of human skin on both the hands and the feet. Paraffin has been found to be an excellent moisturizer, and that’s because it creates a waterproof coating on the skin, which basically means that all of the natural oils produced by it are retained by the body.

Using paraffin on your hands and feet is particularly handy in winter and the summer when you might suffer from cracked heels or dry skin. Thanks to its properties, it offers amazing protection against external elements, so the weather won’t be able to affect the integrity of your skin.

Did you know that…?

At the beginning of the 20th century, paraffin wax was used largely in crime laboratories to determine the presence of gunshot residue on the suspect’s hands. A reagent was sprayed on the person’s hands once the paraffin had been removed, and it turned the skin blue if there was any gunshot residue detected.


What is a raclette grill and other interesting facts about Swiss cuisine


Food is something that is interesting not only to food lovers and gourmands but to the ordinary people as well. We’re always looking for the most delicious recipes, and for the best ways to cook our food. And the latest trends in cooking and kitchen appliances are gravitating towards the notion of healthy living.

And a device that can ensure the food you’re preparing is both delicious and healthy is a raclette grill. It was made popular by the incredibly rich Swiss cuisine, but it is starting to infiltrate the mainstream and to be part of every household that respects itself.

This type of product is an item with a non-adhesive surface that is constructed from two components. A top part that is mostly a grill on which you can cook different types of foods without needing oil, and sometimes it even has patterns and all types of pockets so you can organize the ingredients however you want.

The bottom part consists of a warming plate, which comes with the so-called “coupelles” which are perfect for melting cheese for the traditional Swiss meal raclette. The cheese is used as a base, which you can add on other ingredients to create amazing blends that feel like an explosion of pleasure for your taste buds.

The Swiss cuisine uses cheese and dairy products in many ways and many recipes. Switzerland is a huge dairy producer, and the variety you can find there, you can’t find anywhere else in the world. And they sure adore their traditional raclette and fondue, two types of cheese based foods that seem to have conquered the world.

Another cool thing about the Swiss is that they are great chocolate enthusiasts, just like Belgians. And the chocolate made there has the stamp of quality and is often considered a luxurious gift by many. And they export so many flavors, which you would think they don’t sound good, but once you get to taste them, you find yourself craving for more. An example is a sea-salt flavored chocolate, that is becoming increasingly popular.

The cuisine in this region is inspired by many of their neighbors, as Switzerland is one of the most diverse countries in the European continent. So when you think about their food think also about the Italian one with all its pasta, of the French one and all of its great wines, and of course, think about the Germanic food and their love for potatoes.

In order to cook like a Swiss and to make sure you live a healthy lifestyle, the trends suggest that a raclette grill shouldn’t miss from your kitchen. So now you know what their dishes are all about, and all you have to do is try them out and impress your family with them.