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How to Use a Pumice Stone

May 01, 2019

How To Use A Pumice Stone

Callus care is key whether you’re a gymnast, rock climber, lifter, or crossfit athlete. Calluses that aren’t taken care of can rip or tear during workouts. These hand injuries will limit your activity and can cause pain.

Once you’ve developed calluses, you need to start implementing a consistent athlete hand care system. At the center of this routine is filing down your calluses. Calluses are important as they absorb friction and protect your hands. However, once they get too thick, they become an issue and are more prone to tears. By filing down your calluses so that they are level with your hands you create a more comfortable grip. They aren’t being removed, simply filed down so they (and you) can function at their best.

Thankfully, taking care of your hands and calluses doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Pumice stone is a popular and simple option used by thousands as part of their athlete hand or foot care routine


Natural Pumice StoneHow to Use a Pumice Stone:

1. Prepare your Skin.
 

Pumice stones work best on damp skin softened by being soaked in water. Use your pumice stone in or after your shower for best results. Alternately, soak your feet or hands in warm soapy water for at least 5 minutes. Also wet your pumice stone. Your skin is ready to be filed down when it feels soft to the touch.

2. Scrub Softened Calluses:  

Begin by using light pressure, rubbing the pumice stone in a circular motion. Move the pumice stone in all directions to touch on the rough skin of the callus from every angle. The top layer of skin on the calluses should begin to come right off with gentle pressure. Calluses are made of dead skin and don’t have any nerve endings, so the process doesn’t hurt.

3. Rinse & Repeat as Needed: 

After going over all necessary areas of your hands (or feet), rinse them under clean water. You should have calluses that are in-line with the rest of your hands, rather than overgrown. If there are still some thicker calluses, continue to gently rub the stone.

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After Pumicing:

Once your calluses are filled down, patting your skin dry and applying a moisturizer will keep them hydrated and healthy. The Pumice Stone Hand Care Kit is our comprehensive athlete hand care system. This will maintain, moisturize & heal calluses and any hand rips. Almost 200 5-Star Reviews is a testament to our proven system. It includes:

1. Our Natural Pumice Stone.

2. Hands as RX Cream - Apply to your hands daily to keep them moisturized and strengthen the protective barrier.

3. Solid Salve - Naturally reduces inflammation and heals torn calluses and any other cuts or abrasions.

How To Use a Pumice Stone

Pumice Stone Maintenance:

After you are done with your pumice stone, rinse off removing dead skin cells. You can also use a brush to gently scrub the stone. Use a bit of soap to get rid of any bacteria and set it aside to dry. You may need to lightly tap dry pumice against a hard surface to remove dry skin.

Pumice Stone Frequency:

How often you need to file down your calluses will vary from person to person, but generally you can repeat this process a few times a week in order to maintain your calluses at their optimal level. Implement the use of your pumice stone and hand moisturizer into your weekly routine, and you’ll have a simple to follow athlete hand care system that will keep your gymnastics, climbing, or crossfit calluses in top condition.

What Is a Pumice Stone?

Pumice stones are volcanic rock, formed when molten lava mixes with water and rapidly hardens. This creates a natural abrasive surface perfect to remove dead skin and body hair in an effective but gentle way.

More Pumice Stone Info:

YYou’ll find cheap pumice stones in your local drugstore, but a high-quality stone is advised for best results. The w.o.d.welder Natural Pumice Stone is ideally shaped and more porous than what you will find in the drugstore. That means they are more durable, last longer, and are far more abrasive and thus effective at sloughing off skin. Drugstore pumice is also made with added synthetic ingredients that won’t do your skin or the planet any good.

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