We generally forgot to pamper our feet which was generally required. Due to our negligence, our cycle of dry & cracked feet begins. The cracked feet not only look bad but feel bad. You will feel the rough texture and the irritation when something is rubbed against your feet. The cracked heels can be painful if not handled at the right time.
Pumice stone is a popular remedy for scrapping the dry skin off and gives you smooth and soft feet. Pumice stone is formed when lava and water mix. It is light in weight but yet abrasive stone that is used for the removal of dead and dry skin. You can purchase it at a local beauty store or grocery store. But many people still don’t know the correct use of it. Pumice stone should be used correctly otherwise it can damage the skin.
How To Use A Pumice Stone
To safely exfoliate your skin, you will need a large bowl or basin of warm, soapy water. Some of the important steps required for exfoliating your feet are as follows.
Take a bowl or basin of warm water. Add soap or shampoo, you can add essential oil to the water for extra softening and increase moisture. It will give you a spa-like feel.
Soak your dry, calluses skin in warm water for 5-10 mins. This will soften your hard skin.
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While soaking your feet, also soak pumice stone in warm water. Never use a dry pumice stone, a wet one glides easily on your skin & reduces the injury chances.
Take out your feet and now gently rub your feet with the pumice stone, especially on heels, side of your toes in a circular motion for 4-5 mins. You will see the dry skin coming off your feet and revealing soft skin underneath.
Finally, wash your feet with warm water and dry them.
Apply moisturizer or oil to moisturize your skin after drying.
How To Store Pumice Stone
Any tools work best when it is taken care of. The same goes for a pumice stone. Clean your pumice stone after every use under running water, with a bristle brush to brush off the dead skin on the stone. Also, apply soap to clean and make sure it is free from dirt. There are high chances that bacteria & grime can grow and hence sterilize your stone every other week. For deep cleaning, boil pumice stone in hot water for 5 mins and allow it to dry completely. Wash the pumice stone rope properly after every use and properly dry it. Your stone will wear along with time even with proper cleansing and caution and hence replace it after every 2-3 months.