Pumice stones are most commonly used to remove dry skin and calluses from the foot. They can also be gently used to exfoliate skin from other parts of the body.
Pumice is a volcanic stone that comes from cooled lava which has a high amount of gas and water in it. This results in a porous and abrasive material that is perfect for exfoliating hardened and dry skin. (Interesting fact: due to the high gas content, pumice can float on water.) How To Use:
Pumice Stone Care:
- Soak calloused skin in warm water to soften skin
- Wet pumice stone to facilitate sliding on your skin when you rub.
- Rub gently over calloused and dry skin areas. Use light pressure in a circular motion. Skin should begin to flake off as you rub. Focus on areas where dry skin is built up.
- Rinse your skin and stone as necessary.
- When session is done, dry skin and moisturize with your favorite cream, oil or lotion.
- Wash pumice stone after exfoliating session. You can use a scrub brush to clean out pores on the stone.
- Set your stone in a location to completely dry. (A wet pumice stone can grow bacteria in the pores.)
- To perform a deep cleaning and disinfect the pumice stone, boil it in water for 3-5 minutes as necessary.