Use a pumice stone regularly and enjoy having perfectly smooth feet with no hardened skin. The coarse surface of the pumice will soften the skin on your heels, elbows, and other areas where hard skin forms.
How to Use a Pumice Stone
- Start by soaking areas with hard skin in water to soften them.
- Dip the pumice stone in water and gently run it across the area with hard skin that you want to remove. A pre-soaked skin will come off easily, leaving only soft new skin. You don’t have to press down hard on the pumice stone – just run it across your skin gently.
- After a while, rinse your skin and continue until you’re happy with the results.
- Don’t forget that the pumice gets worn down with use, and rinse it throughout the process.
- Finally, dry your skin with a towel and use a foot cream or for instance coconut oil to give the skin of your feet some hydration and lasting softness.
To make sure your pumice stone lasts as long as possible, you need to take good care of it. Scrub it thoroughly after every use, for instance with a clean toothbrush, to get rid of tiny bits of skin which got stuck in the holes. Once in a while you should also boil it clean to remove persistent dirt. Always let your pumice stone dry completely.
Pumice Stone Materials
Choose the right pumice stone based on your preferred material. A natural pumice stone is made of a volcanic mineral, usually volcanic glass, which is highly porous and removes dead skin easily. Synthetic pumice stones also tend to be of good quality, and they mimic both the appearance and the properties of a natural one.
How to Get Rid of Hardened Skin?
Apart from pumice stones, you can also use a whole range of products and tools. Try for instance a foot scrub with microbeads that massage and soften your skin, an exfoliating foot peel, or an electric foot file that helps you get rid of unsightly skin on your feet way faster.