13 New Ways to Use a Pumice Stone

Find out how to put your pumice stone to use beyond removing calluses and corns.

13 New Ways to Use a Pumice Stone

You might reach for a pumice stone to remove calluses and corns from your hands and feet but that’s not the only reason to pick up this rounded rock. The quintessential salon and spa tool, which is made out of porous volcanic rock, turns out to be quite the multitasker at home as well.

Remove Sweater Pills

Is your favorite sweater studded with pesky pills? Get rid of these small fabric clumps by gently rubbing a pumice stone over the affected areas. Make sure to brush lightly along one direction instead of going back and forth to prevent damaging the garment.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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