We’ve talked about it numerous times, but I’m going to say it again – my schedule is CRAZY. I work full time, I raise my little boy full time and I blog on the side. When I have a little time to myself, I don’t want to go out much – I want to stay in and relax. Those quick moments are when I like to self pamper and unwind.
As you probably also know, my hands are on display here a LOT. I go through hundreds of dollars of nail polish remover a year and I rely on oils and treatments to keep my skin photo ready so I don’t cringe when I post large, up close photos.
So I started using Parasilk gLOVE Treats. I’ve been using both the gloves and booties and they are a complete game changer to your manicures and pedicures.
So what is Parasilk? They are a cruelty free brand that makes gLOVE Treat paraffin wax gloves, mitts and boots. They come pre-filled with food grade paraffin wax, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, Vitamin E and lavender oil. No more messy, clunky paraffin wax devices, these are prefilled, easy to use and the perfect way to relax at home while still treating yourself.
Once my 10 minutes are up, I carefully remove the gloves and/or booties – make sure excess wax stays in the bag, secure it and then rub the leftover oils into my skin more. My hands become so soft and silky after using these!
I do have another use for the Parasilk gLOVE Treats though. While I adore the glove ones because of all the abuse I put my hands through, I also have an injury to my right heel/ankle from years ago that warm paraffin wax treatments help with.
When I was 18 I was on a balcony that collapsed. I fell 3 stories onto concrete steps, completely shattered my right heel and embedded my tibia into my ankle. I had surgery to repair it and a Y shaped titanium plate and 18 screws put in to keep it all together. While I know the outcome could have been worse (trust me, I am incredibly thankful it wasn’t worse) I do still live with chronic pain from it. I have arthritis in that ankle now, and when the weather is changing – it aches, swells and sometimes becomes unbearable to walk around on.
Hot paraffin wax treatments are often a really good way to soothe the ache. The method is used for physical therapy, and often it’s used to help arthritis, carpal tunnel, as well as other joint or muscle issues. Since I do have arthritis in my ankle, it makes for an easy at home treatment, especially at the end of a long work day.
These boots aren’t made for walking though, so follow pretty much the same instructions as the gloves, tighten the velcro strap, get comfy and wait 10 minutes. Not only does it help soothe the chronic ache, it also helps out my incredibly neglected feet.
Seriously, my foot is sensitive, and I’m not big on feet, so I apologize for the partial heel photo. You can see my scar though.
After using the Parasilk gLOVE Treat Boot just one time, there was quite a difference in the dryness.
Really whether you want these for incredible skin softening treatments or for chronic pain, Parasilk gLOVE Treats are wonderful to have around. They are quick, convenient and you don’t have to bring out bulky, messy equipment or go to a salon for it.
Each pair comes in a box, and each pair can be reused up to 4 times. You can get Parasilk gLOVE Treats in Gloves, Mitts or Boots (I do suggest boots as well as either the gloves or mitts so you get the full mani/pedi pampering experience)
Since you can use 1 pair up to 4 times, 1 box is basically a month long treatment (I use once a week). You can find Parasilk gLOVE Treats on Amazon, and special for Prime Day – these are BOGO! When you add 2 Parasilk gLOVE Treats into your cart, you will automatically get the Buy One Get One Free deal.