Pumice wears away with use and only really needs to be replaced if it becomes clogged with dry skin (nasty) or just diminishes in size until it is no longer useful.
Pumice is a kind of volcanic rocks which rapidly solidified from lava with high water and gas content. As it solidifies, the dissolved gas becomes bubbles due to sudden pressure release, and result of the process is porous igneous rock, pumice.
HOW TO USE PUMICE STONE
Use of pumice is as a mild abrasive. It is the easiest and the best way to get rid of dead skin on your cracked heels.
Cracks in the heels are generally caused by insufficient moisture. These cracks can become sore and may even bleed. Seriously dry feet can occur for a number of reasons, including:
* Cold winter weather
* Dehydration, or not drinking enough water
* Not moisturizing your feet
* Taking very hot baths or showers
* Soaking in a hot bath for too long or too frequently
* Using harsh, drying soaps on your feet
* Scrubbing feet dry
* Having diabetes
Do this daily during your shower and you should notice lasting improvements after about 2 weeks. Needless to say, a beautiful pair of feet goes a long way.
Apply a good moisturizer afterwards. Do not scrub your skin vigorously, you will damage and break the skin.
Do not use a pumice stone regularly during bath for the purpose of reducing body hair. Regularly rubbing the skin with any abrasive substance like pumice stone is not recommended as it damages the epidermal layer and depletes natural skin lipids. It is certainly not a recommended approach to hair removal even if it worked.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PUMICE STONE
Sterilize pumice stones to eliminate bacteria and fungus and prevent skin infections during use. Boil the stone in a small pot of water for five minutes. You can also soak the stone in a solution of 4 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of bleach for three to five minutes. Rinse the stone very well before drying or using.
Also, Allow pumice stones to air dry completely before storing. Storing your stone while wet will encourage growth of fungus. Alternatively, you can place the stone outside in the sun to dry.