Pumice Stones are very useful when it comes to removing dead skin cells from your body. They help remove dead skin cells from the inside of your body. When you have been out in the sun too long or if you are prone to acne, these stones can help reduce pimples and blackheads on your face. These stones can also be used as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis.
You may want to use them for other purposes such as removing dead skin cells from your feet or even to treat acne. You will need some kind of stone, which is usually made up of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). There are many kinds of pumice stones available. Some are white and look like rocks; others are grayish green and look like crushed glass; still others are blue with a purple color. Each type has its own purpose and advantages.
How to Use a Pumice Stone:
The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of stone you would like. The most common types are white and grayish green. White stones come in different sizes and shapes, but they all tend to be larger than 1/4 inch in diameter. Grayish green stones are smaller and rounder, with rounded edges. Both types can be found in various colors, including reds, blues, greens and browns.
The blue and purple stones are from a different type of rock, usually called volcanite. It is not really pumice, but it has the same look and feel. Purple pumice is softest, so you can easily cut it with a knife to any size or shape you like. The lighter colored pumice (blue or green) is harder and more abrasive so these stones tend to be larger than 1/4 inch in diameter.
To use a pumice stone, you will need to wet it with warm water. Then, rub the stone in a circular motion over dry, dead skin on your feet, legs, arms, hands or wherever else. The dead skin will become rough and eventually slough off when you rub it long enough. When you have finished one area of your skin, rinse the stone in water and move on to the next section of dry skin.
Tips for using a pumice stone:
* Make sure the stone is wet before you begin using it. This will prevent it from getting clogged with dry skin.
* Do not use a stone on areas of your skin that are broken out or have open sores. These stones can cause infection, especially if you have unhealthy or damaged skin.
* Be very gentle when using these stones on sensitive areas of the body such as the face and genitals.
* Do not hold the stone in one place too long. This can cause tiny cuts in the skin and leave you susceptible to infection.
* If you use a stone that has sharp edges, it can cut you. Make sure to file or wear down any sharp edges on the stone.
What is Pumice stone?
A pumice stone is a porous form of light stone that is made up of mostly air. In its natural state, it looks a lot like a stone that you would find in a river or stream. It has a very rough and spongy looking surface. It is usually white or grayish in color.
You can find this stone by digging into the side of a mountain. You can also find it along popular hiking trails where there are exposed rocks along the ground. If you are going mountain climbing or hiking in an area where you know pumice is found, bring a shovel or pick and dig into the side of the mountain. You might be able to find chunks that have broken off and rolled down the mountain over time.
Because it is so porous, it is very light in weight. It also has air bubbles throughout that can be easily squeezed out of the stone. When you first get it, it will be very light in weight and almost feel hollow. These properties make it a great stone for so many different things.
Uses for Pumice Stone
This stone is very popular to use in foot baths. It is great at removing dry and rough skin from the feet. You can even find pumice stones that have added oils to help moisturize your skin. All you have to do is add water, rub the stone back and forth in your foot bath and rinse. You will have baby soft feet in no time at all.
Another popular use for a pumice stone is to remove calluses from your hands. Gardeners and people who work with their hands often use this stone to keep their hands from becoming overly rough and cracked due to extreme dryness and constant contact with water or moisture.
A pumice stone can also be used to remove small patches of scuff marks or paint from a wall. You can rub the stone in a circular motion over the scuff mark until it begins to disappear.
They can even be used in the kitchen. If you have a glass or plastic bowl that has gotten dark stains on the bottom, a pumice stone can sometimes lighten those stains so you can see through to the bottom of the bowl again.
You can also use a pumice stone to shine the leather in your shoes. All you have to do is work the stone into the fabric and crevices of the shoe until the entire surface is polished.
If you have a pet with major hairball problems, you can use a pumice stone to help their fur. You will need to work it through their fur continuously to loosen and remove any matting that might be present.
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