What is a Paraffin Facial? A facial treatment that uses a warm wax applied to your face. A paraffin layer is first applied using a brush, then using paraffin facial strips, they are dipped into the warm paraffin then applied to the areas on the face until covered. Build additional layers of paraffin using the brush and to seal the edges of the strips. Remove after 10-15 min. Your skin will be soft, smooth and radiant feeling for a great summer glow.