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When Should I Use Pumice
Avoid pumice: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Remove the elevated whitish skin and when you see pink stop. ...Read more
No: Abrasion of a scar may worsen it. Just the opposite of what you want. ...Read more
Past year now I have to pumice my feet EVERY DAY. Why is this happening? My feet and ankles also swell easily for years but I knew that already...
Dry skin: Calloused skin are usually reasons people have to pumice....(not sure if that is a verb) Anyways, moisturize feet for starters. Try and controL the swelling of the lower extremities and figure out why so much pressure to the bottom of the feet....I.e are you heavy? Pressure spots secondary to biomechanics of the feet? ...Read more
Moisturizers: If the skin is too raw, you may need to apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic ointment. Otherwise moisturizers such as vaseline, eucerin, utter cream, shea butter may be helpful. Also, they make socks with silicone liners to help with dry cracked skin. If yours heels crack alot, think fungal infection and try otc vs. Prescription medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would using a pumice stone everyday for three weeks remove hair, either permanently or temporarily?
Pumice: Pumice works through friction. Although pumice is usually used to smooth down rough skin, repeated use could wear off hairs. Please be careful not to abrade your skin with too frequent or aggressive use of pumice. It would not cause permanent loss unless you really damaged the skin. ...Read more
After pumice and moisturizing that area of my skin, can I do anything else until the sole callus peals?
What to do if I have a pumice stone and my boyfriend has terribly callused feet. How do I use the stone?
Went to get a pedicure 2 days ago. Lady rubbed my skin too hard with pumice. My skin was raw and in pain, put peroxide. Today it's red and yellowish?
The inner part of my feet were very very dark for years until recently I've been using pumice & cream for months. before the pumice it was very bumpy & rough. they're A LOT lighter & smoother now...but why were they like that? and how do I make the scali
I have a corn on my left sole , it is too painful. I tried corn pads and pumice stone but it worked for a short period. What should i do?
If a pumice stone is used daily, how long would it take for hair to be removed and would it also remove the black spots associated with shaving?
Hmmm...: A pumice stone scratches off the upper layer of dead skin cells, but use it too often or too vigorously and one will scratch off the upper layer of live skin cells too. That would lead to inflammation (irritation and redness), which in turn could cause splotchy skin with hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Maybe that pumice stone isn't such a good idea. ...Read more
How do I permanently get rid of the callous on my inner feet? I've had them for years and pumiced daily for the past year. Why won't they go away?
Oftentimes people: use terminology that others don't understand. "inner feet" is a confusing term. Assuming your diagnosis of callous is correct, they are caused by friction and usually are under a bony prominence or region of pressure. Hence, if the etiology is removed then the issue may be solved. If i knew precisely the region in question I could give a more exact answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I used a pumice stone on a verruca (thought it was just a callus then); is it ok to keep using the samestone, or will doing so maybe spread more warts?
Wart Treatments: Yes. It can spread. Here are some otc treatments. 1. Salicylic acid. This is most effective against plantar warts (warts on the soles of the feet). One should use the strongest (highest %) of salicylic acid possible. 2. Cryosurgery. There are now home treatment freezing units and should be used with extreme care. 3. Duct tape. No better than placebo, but works for 20% ...Read more
Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair
Pumice stone: The pumice stone may or may not basically grind the hair off the surface of the skin but it would take a lot of friction which will primarily affect the skin surface and not the hair. All that rubbing can cause a pretty significant rash and erosions of the surface. That can result in infection and later when it heals in darkening or blotchiness of the skin. Definitely not recommended. ...Read more
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