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Pumice Stone: for Natural Skin Exfoliation

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If you have ever read up on pumice stones, then you would know that they are popular for being skin exfoliants. They are known for removing your dry and dead skin and are mostly used for your feet.

But how is this natural skin care stone formed? Well, a pumice stone is essentially the product of water and lava.

When lava mixes with water, it produces an abrasive yet light stone that helps soften the skin calluses and makes your skin smoother and friction free. There are many, many types of pumice stones available today. Plus, these natural stone products are so affordable!

Pumice Stone Exfoliation

natural soap and a pumice stone on a towel

The most important use of pumice stones is the removal of dry, dead skin.

However, you need to know how to use a pumice stone properly to ensure that you don’t remove skin dangerously, cause bleeding, or develop an infection.  

Keep reading below to learn how to safely use a pumice stone for skin exfoliation!

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What You’ll Need?

To exfoliate your body skin softly and safely, there are a few items you’ll need along with the pumice stone:

  • Pumice stone
  • Basin or large bowl of warm and soapy water
  • A soft towel
  • Any moisturizer or softening cream

Prepping for a Pumice Stone Exfoliation Treatment:

  • Clean the stone and fill the bowl with clean, warm water. Gather all the supplies in one place.
  • Now soak your dry skin in warm soapy water for 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re trying to remove dry skin from your feet, the soaking will help soften the skin.
  • You can also add oil or conditioner to the water to give it an extra soft touch.
pumice stone and loofah pad for exfoliating the skin
Consider adding a Loofah Pad to your treatment.

Step by Step Use of Pumice Stone

  1. When you’ve soaked your skin in the soapy water for some time, add the pumice stone in the warm water as well. You should not use pumice stone dry because it increases the chances of injury and doesn’t slide across your skin as smoothly.
  2. After 15 minutes, take your feet or any targeted area out of the soap water and dry with a towel. If the skin still feels rough, put it back in for a few more minutes and then pat it dry with a towel.
  3. Take out the pumice stone from the warm water bowl and start cleaning your skin.
  4. Use the abrasive side of the stone to rub over your skin. Make a circular motion with the stone using light pressure. Massage your skin for a few minutes. Make sure you stop immediately if your skin starts to feel too much pressure or feels sore.
  5. If you’re cleaning your feet, make sure you focus on the sides of your toes, your heels, and any other dry areas that you see.
  6. Keep rubbing the pumice stone until the dead skin is removed and you can see the softer skin under it.
  7. After rubbing your skin for a few minutes, rinse your skin properly. Keep repeating the process for each area of dead skin. Make sure you rinse the pumice stone as well before using it on another area, so the surface stays clean.

Extra Skincare Tips:

round smooth pumice stone for gently exfoliating the skin
  • If you want to maintain soft and smooth skin, then repeat this process regularly, either daily or a few times a week.
  • After cleaning your skin with a pumice stone, apply a moisturizer or cream to lock moisture in and keep your skin soft for longer. We also recommend wearing moisturizing socks for extra smooth touch if you have them.
  • Always clean your pumice stone properly after each use. Hold it under running water and use a brush to scrub off the dead skin residue from the stone. Use a little soap to make sure it’s clean and free from any dirt or bacteria that may grow on its surface.
  • Do not share your pumice stone with anyone else, even if you’re family. Everyone should have their own.
  • Let the stone dry on its own. Keep it in a dry area so that bacteria does not grow on it.
  • Once a month, deep clean your stone by putting it in hot or boiling water for five minutes. Then, let it are out in a dry environment.
  • Replace your stone after some time. If you notice it shrinking or softening, then it means you need to get a new one.
pumice stone with a handy brush for exfoliating the skin

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, just remember that pumice stones are excellent skin exfoliants; which is why they are highly recommended for dry skin areas such as your feet, hands, and legs.

Just make sure you’re careful while using them so you don’t hurt yourself.

use a pumice stone to naturally exfoliate the skin

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. In strict accordance with FDA regulations, the information and products on this website are not intended to treat, cure, prevent, mitigate or diagnose any illness or disease.

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