To avoid skin irritation, the area should be carefully moisturized after completing the pumice stone treatment.
Pumice stone hair removal is achieved by rubbing a coarse-textured pumice stone over the surface of the skin, which essentially wears down the hair. The indigenous peoples of Asia, Europe, and North America have been using this hair removal technique for hundreds of years. The pumice stone not only removes excess hair, but also dead skin, leaving a soft and smooth surface. Both men and women can shave with a pumice stone, but you have to do it correctly to avoid irritation. Generally, the area should be washed with mild soap, pricked with water, and carefully moistened after treatment is complete.
The pumice stone removes dead skin and hair, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Many people pumice in the shower because it’s an easy place to get your skin wet. Wet skin is softer than dry skin, which makes the rough action of the pumice stone less irritating. Moist, supple skin is less likely to break out or tear than dry skin. A mild shower gel or bar of soap removes dirt and oil that can prevent the pumice stone from sticking to the hair during treatment.
It is recommended to wash with mild soap before removing hair with a pumice stone.
Saving the solution for the end of a shower or bath usually ensures that the skin is very moist and the hair follicles are opened by the heat of the water. The open pores of the follicle often help prevent painful penetration and allow the skin to shed the hair more easily. Generally, it’s best to start pumice at the end of a strand of hair, rather than in the middle. For example, a woman cutting off her legs might start at the ankles, while a man shaving his beard should start at the throat.
Saving the application of fat for the end of the bath can leave the skin very moist.
The pumice stone should be held gently but firmly against the skin and moved in a circular motion. It shouldn’t take more than about 30 seconds to remove hair from any part of the skin. After that, go to the next section and put pumice stone there. Pumice stone removal shouldn’t hurt, so if an area starts to get irritated or raw, move to another area right away. The skin often hardens over time, which means that the first pumice stone treatments may cause minimal irritation, but this is normal.
After the puncture, people should rinse with warm water and gently pat the skin dry. Applying aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, or another gentle moisturizer to your skin should help prevent irritation and keep your skin smooth. Those who experience a severe rash or severe irritation after pumice removal should discontinue treatment. The areas of the body most susceptible to irritation are the face, armpits, and pubic areas.