How to Use a Pumice Stone?

Posted by Bishan Bhandari on

how to use pumic stone

A pumice stone can be used to remove the dead skin from a callus or corn. Reducing the size of the callus or corn may result in less pressure or friction and less pain. Pumice stones form when lava and water mix together—when the lava cools rapidly, it creates a porous, foamy-looking texture that can help remove dry and dead skin. And because of their natural makeup, no surprise pumice stones have been used as an ancient remedy for exfoliation—even as far back as 100 B.C. There's a good reason pumice stones have left their mark for more than 2,000 years; they're super light yet abrasive enough to lift dead skin and smooth out the texture. 

  1. Soak your foot or other affected area in warm, soapy water for 5 minutes or until the skin softens.

  2. Wet the pumice stone.

  3. Rub the pumice stone on the wet callus or corn with light to medium pressure for 2 to 3 minutes. This will remove dead skin.

Use the stone daily, and rinse the stone after each use.

Be careful when using a pumice stone. If you take off too much skin and go too deep, it can result in bleeding and infection.

If you have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, peripheral neuropathy, or other conditions that cause circulatory problems or numbness, consult your doctor before trying any treatment for calluses or corns.


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