Pumice Stone - Small
- How to Use
Pumice is formed when hot volcanic lava and water mix together. It’s a light-yet-abrasive stone used to remove dry, dead skin. A pumice stone can also help soften your calluses and corns to reduce the discomfort from friction.
This stone can be used daily, but it’s important to know how to use it properly as you can remove too much skin, cause bleeding and risk of infection. (see 'How to Use')
To safely exfoliate your skin, you’ll also need a large bowl, bucket or basin of warm water and our foot salts (or why not treat yourself to our Foot Care Bundle which contains everything you need for this process).
Personally I prefer long, narrow ice cream containers. This means I can spread my feet apart in individual tubs and sit comfortably without having to balance awkwardly, legs akimbo!
- Make sure that your stone is clean.
- Using warm water, add our bag of foot salts and stir so that the salt dissolves into the water.
Using the pumice stone
- Use our foot soap to wash your feet.
- Soak your dry, callused skin in warm water for 10-20 minutes. This will help to soften your hardened skin.
- While you’re soaking your feet, also soak your pumice stone in warm water. Never use a dry pumice stone on your skin. A wet pumice stone will glide across your skin easily.
- Remove your foot from the salted water and pat dry with a towel. (If your skin is still rough, soak a little longer before patting your skin dry.)
- Remove the pumice stone from the warm water and apply it to your skin, rubbing in a circular motion with light pressure.
- Massage your skin for two or three minutes. If your skin begins to feel sensitive or sore, stop immediately because you’re most likely using too much pressure.
- Focus your attention on your heels, the sides of your toes, and other recognisably dry areas.
- Continue rubbing the stone on your skin until you’ve removed the dead skin and revealed softer skin underneath.
- After two to three minutes of light rubbing, rinse your skin. If you still see patches of dead skin, repeat this process.
- Rinse your pumice stone after every session to keep the surface clean.
You can repeat this process daily or a few times a week to maintain soft, supple skin.
When you’re done, apply our foot balm to your skin to maintain moisture and keep your skin soft and healthy.
Looking after your stone
Clean your pumice stone after every use under running water,
Use a bristle brush to scrub dead skin off of the stone.
Apply a small amount of soap to make sure it’s clean and free of any dirt as bacteria can grow on the surface.
Do not share your pumice with other people. Each family member should have their own.
Allow the stone to dry on its own. Set it in a dry area away from moisture to prevent bacteria growth.
For deep cleaning, boil your pumice stone in hot water for five minutes. Allow it to air dry away from damp areas.
Your stone will wear down over time, becoming too smooth to remain effective. If your stone becomes too small, smooth, or soft, replace it.