5 Best Pumice Stones for Removing Dry, Tough Skin

Updated on November 21, 2019
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These five pumice stones are some of my favorite products for removing dry, tough skin.

This article will list five of the best pumice stones to use on dry, toughened skin.
This article will list five of the best pumice stones to use on dry, toughened skin. | Source

A pumice stone is a naturally occurring abrasive that's awesome for buffing away calluses and hard skin. Though mostly used on the feet, they can also be used on any area that's become a problem.

They do a great job of removing toughened skin, leaving it soft and ready for the application of a good moisturizer for dry skin. Formed during volcanic eruptions, they're a type of solidified lava rock that have been used since the Roman times for a variety of reasons. Often found in professional foot treatments, they're an amazingly good pedicure tool and surprisingly cheap.

Below you'll find a list of the five best pumice stones. Treat your feet to a really great natural foot scrub!

The 5 Best Pumice Stones for Dry Skin

  • Earth Therapeutics Natural Sierra Pumice Stone
  • Mr. Pumice Extra-Coarse Pumi Bar
  • Cuccio Naturale Earth Stone Pumice
  • Moom Beauty Products Volcanic Beauty Stone
  • Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File

The Earth Therapeutics Natural Sierra Pumice Stone is inexpensive and lasts a long time.
The Earth Therapeutics Natural Sierra Pumice Stone is inexpensive and lasts a long time.

Earth Therapeutics Natural Sierra Pumice Stone

This is the best-selling pumice stone. It's a small, compact block of natural pumice that's equally good for the hands or the feet.

The best way to use one of these pedicure tools is to do so whilst showering or bathing. Water softens the skin and leaves it ready for buffing easily and painlessly with the stone. Just wet the stone, then gently but firmly rub it across wherever it's needed. Don't overdo it the first few times—removing calluses and hard skin needs time, so don't injure yourself. This is a great little stone: cheap and long lasting.

Mr. Pumice Extra-Coarse Pumi Bar has two different sides—one that's more abrasive and one that's smoother—which makes it ideal for using on different parts of the body.
Mr. Pumice Extra-Coarse Pumi Bar has two different sides—one that's more abrasive and one that's smoother—which makes it ideal for using on different parts of the body.

Mr. Pumice Extra-Coarse Pumi Bar

This is a double-sided pumice stone: one side is heavily abrasive, while the other is much softer. Use the coarser side for tackling the harder-to-remove skin and the soft side for finishing off. If your skin isn't a big problem to start with, just use the smoother side to gently exfoliate.

You can also use the smooth side for dry skin on the hands and elbows, which are all the better for not using something that's too abrasive. Used regularly and combined with a good moisturizing cream, you will find that your feet begin to soften and regain their former glory. Great for summertime foot perfection.

The Cuccio Naturale Earth Stone Pumice is a great medium-sized stone that's easy to grip.
The Cuccio Naturale Earth Stone Pumice is a great medium-sized stone that's easy to grip.

Cuccio Naturale Earth Stone Pumice

This is a great medium-sized pumice stone. I love the shape, as it's almost like a small bar of soap. It's also easy to get a good hold of, as the shape and size helps you to really get in between the toes or buff safely away at cracked heels.

As with any of these stones, it's incredibly lightweight and easy to look after—a quick rinse under running water when you're done with it, then leave it to dry naturally.

This one's also fine for using elsewhere on the body. It's great for keeping rough hands in tip-top shape, as its exfoliating properties are on a medium level.

The Moom Beauty Products Volcanic Beauty Stone is a medium-to-coarse pumice stone and will work well for those with really tough skin calluses and hard-to-remove dry skin.
The Moom Beauty Products Volcanic Beauty Stone is a medium-to-coarse pumice stone and will work well for those with really tough skin calluses and hard-to-remove dry skin.

Moom Beauty Products Volcanic Beauty Stone

This pumice stone comes with a guarantee that you'll be using it for a lifetime's worth of hand and foot care. Will it last a lifetime? I don't know. But judging by the fact that it's a genuine piece of lava rock, plucked from the side of a volcano and shaped enough to make it user friendly to both hold and work with, I expect it will.

It's medium-to-coarse stone that will work well for those with really tough skin calluses and hard-to-remove dry skin. Used gently, it will remove grime and debris from the hands. It's particularly great if you're an outdoor worker, and it will help you keep your feet looking their best year round.

Though it's not a natural pumice stone, the Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File is still quite popular and can still be effective at getting the job done.
Though it's not a natural pumice stone, the Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File is still quite popular and can still be effective at getting the job done.

Ped Egg Pedicure Foot File

I've included the Ped Egg because, even though it's not a natural pumice stone, it's one the best-selling pedicure tools overall. In many ways, it mimics what pumices do, plus it's a big favorite with professionals and just as favored for home use.

The only drawback with it is the fact that you will need to replace the emery pads, as they don't last forever. If your feet are particularly troublesome, you may find that you're having to replace the pads quite often. So from a value-for-your-money perspective, another stone is the cheaper option—and just as good at keeping your feet in great shape.

Otherwise, it's a great little tool and worth considering if the thought of using a stone is off-putting!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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