A pumice stone is formed when lava and water mix together.
A pumice stone is a small tool used to gently rub away the dead skin, corns and calluses found on your feet.
You can use a pumice stone daily, but it’s important to know how to properly use it.
Here are Few Tips how to use pumice Stone:
Exfoliate With Pumice Stone :
Prepare a mixture of warm water and soap in a large bowl big enough to soak your feet in.
The water should be warm and soapy.
You can also use a pumice stone during or after your shower.
Soak your feet in the water for at least 5 minutes or until the skin softens.
Wet the pumice stone with water.
Rub your feet with the pumice stone using light to medium pressure.
Gently rub off dead skin, calluses and corns.
Make sure you only rub in one direction.
Apply lotion to your feet to moisturize your skin and avoid dryness.
Face and Neck :
Your face and neck are more sensitive areas.
You can cause redness If you apply too much pressure.
Go with a double-sided stone to use a pumice stone on your face or neck. Repeat the same steps as above.
Please use the softer side instead of using the abrasive side of the pumice stone.
Stop using the pumice stone immediately, if you notice any redness or feel any burning.
Rinse your face and neck with warm water and apply a moisturizer.
Use a pumice stone on your face once per week only.
Hair Removal :
You can use a pumice stone to remove hair If you have body hair and you don’t like.
- Soak your pumice stone in warm water for around 5 minutes.
- Then lather your skin with soap.
- Rub the pumice stone on the skin in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Be gentle or it can irritate your skin.
- Rinse the soap off and dry skin.
- If the hair is all gone then lather up with lotion.
- Repeat the pumice stone steps if you missed some hairs.
De- Pill Sweater :
The soft and porous surface of pumice is perfect for taking pills and lint off of clothing.
If you have a sweater you’ve been wanting to clean up, lay it on a flat surface.
Rub a dry pumice stone over the pills in a circular motion.
Don’t press too hard because you don’t want to damage the fibers of the garment.
A gentle pressure is all that’s needed to take the pills right off.
Clean Toilet :
If your toilet has that unsightly yellow ring, grab your stone.
It will tackle the mess.
Wet your pumice stone and gently rub the stone in a circular motion where the ring is in the toilet.
Wet your stone first or it will scratch the toilet.
Be sure to use separate stones for toilet cleaning and body use.
Do not use the same stone for both purposes.
Care Pumice Stone After Use :
Use a scrub brush to scrub the stone while holding it under running water.
Add a bit of soap to help clean the stone completely.
This way your stone will be clean and ready to use next time you need it.
Set the pumice stone in a dry place so that it doesn’t stay damp in between uses.
You’ll want to give the stone a deep cleaning to make sure it isn’t harboring bacteria.
Bring a small pot of water to a full boil for 5 minutes with the stone.
Boil it every two weeks to ensure it stays clean if you use the stone frequently.
Skin Care After Use a Pumice Stone :
Always moisturize your skin and clean the stone after you use a pumice stone. Remember that your results may not reflect those of someone else.
If you begin to experience any irritation or pain then stop using this stone immediately.
People with sensitive skin may not be able to use a pumice stone.
If you break the skin during this process, apply an antiseptic and discontinue use.
Discuss other options with a dermatologist for safer side.
In this article, I have shared how to use a pumice stone.
And I am sure the tips are simple enough to follow by the most of us.
In fact, I personally try to follow them in my day-to-day life.