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Walking, running and even standing up can take a toll on your feet. Many people develop calluses, corns and a layer of dead skin on their feet. As a result, feet are often rough to the touch and unattractive. A pumice stone is a small tool used to gently rub away the dead skin, corns and calluses found on your feet. Using a pumice stone properly is important. Improperly using a pumice stone can result in bleeding or infection.

Prepare a mixture of warm water and soap in a large bowl big enough to soak your feet in. The water should be warm and soapy.

You can also use a pumice stone during or after your shower.

Soak your feet in the water for at least 5 minutes or until the skin softens.

Wet the pumice stone with water.

Rub your feet with the pumice stone using light to medium pressure. Gently rub off dead skin, calluses and corns.

Make sure you only rub in one direction.

Apply lotion to your feet to moisturize your skin and avoid dryness.


Rubbing the pumice stone back and forth may tear your skin.

Do not rub off too much skin using the pumice stone. Taking off too much skin can result in bleeding and infection.