How to use a Pumice Stone
By Amour Inspiré
May 4, 2020
How to Smooth and Soften your Feet with a Pumice Stone
Use pumice treatments several times a week to keep your feet healthy and beautiful.
The first step to having smooth and soft feet is to soak your feet. To do this fill a basin or tub with warm water and add half a cup of Epsom salt, then stir to dissolve. Soak your feet for 20 minutes. Remove your feet from the tub.
After having soak your feet scrub them with a pumice stone. Wet a pumice stone with clean water. Rub the corns, calluses, and dry skin on your feet back and forth. Use gentle pressure to avoid irritation.
Rinse and repeat the process. Rinse your feet every 1-2 minutes to wash away dead skin. Continue scrubbing gently until your feet are smooth. Rinse and pat your feet dry with a clean towel.
Use a pumice stone one to three times a week. To maintain soft, smooth feet, use a pumice stone on your feet between one and three times a week. If you don't have the time to soak your feet regularly, use the pumice stone after showering when your skin is softest. Rub your feet with the pumice stone for a few minutes each time and always use gentle, circular movements.
Keep your pumice stone clean. Be sure to rinse your pumice stone thoroughly after every use. Clean it after every 3 or 4 uses by scrubbing it with an old toothbrush and an antibacterial liquid soap. Rinse it and allow it to air dry.
- To give your pumice stone a more intense cleaning, boil it in a mixture of 4 cups of water and 2 tbsp. of bleach or vinegar.
Avoid sharing your pumice stone. Pumice stones should never be shared as they can spread fungus or strains of HPV that cause plantar warts. Avoid sharing a pumice stone with family members, as even one use can lead to the transmission of such foot ailments. Store your pumice stone somewhere outside of the shower or bathroom to ensure that no other members of your household use it.