Pumice – light and durable material of natural origin, composed of volcanic glass. Its porous structure is due to rapid solidification of volcanic lavas with abundant simultaneous release of gases. Pumice colours like black, brown and yellow to white and blue colours.
In industry it is used as an abrasive for grinding and polishing stone, wood and metal, it is added to lime and cement as a hydraulic additive, add filters, and various catalysts.
In the home pumice stone is very popular as an indispensable means for removing rough skin on feet.
The skin of the feet before the treatment with a pumice stone should be carefully prepared: carefully wash and steam. As a solution for foot baths usually use warm water with added sea salt, starch, decoction of chamomile or calendula.
Stand the feet in the bath for 5 to 10 minutes, start to removes the stratum corneum of the skin. With a pumice stone, lubricated with soap or shower gel to the treated area, it performs the reciprocating and circular motion. Hurry it is not necessary, the pressure should vary from easy to moderate.
The signal that cosmetic procedure you must complete are barely emerging sensation in the area you just worked. To avoid skin injury do not try to remove the rough skin, or callosities callosity in one shot – clever use of pumice cleansing involves daily sessions for 1-2 weeks (for sensitive and delicate skin sessions are best done every other day), after which the procedure minimizes, swiping as needed one or two sessions a week.
Using pumice, consider the degree of abrasiveness: a stone with large pores is valid for use only at the initial stages of cleaning the skin, after which it should be replaced by a material with smaller pore size and lesser degree of abrasiveness.
After the procedure, the legs are washed with cold water, wiped dry and applied to the skin nourishing soothing cream that prevents skin dryness.
When choosing a pumice stone for cosmetic procedures, give preference to material with moderate or small porosity. It is desirable that the block had a rounded shape, without sharp edges that can damage the skin. Take it in your hand, a pumice stone must lie comfortably in the palm without sliding out of her.
With force press a piece of pumice to the edge of the table, or try picking on her fingernail — quality material should not shoot up, crumble or flatten.
Avoid purchasing artificial pumice is made from synthetic materials – often base counterfeits do not possess the necessary rigidity and often break down. The best pumice is a natural.
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