Do Pumice Stones Work for the Knees?

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With few oil glands and very little natural lubrication to keep it smooth and supple, the skin on the knees becomes dry and brown quickly -- especially when exposed to sunlight, dry weather, or constant friction caused by bending, kneeling or leaning. A daily treatment with a pumice stone removes dead, dull, grimy-looking skin and restores soft, smooth knees, suitable for showing off any time of year. Be patient, because dry, callused knees may require several treatments.

Step 1

Soften your skin by taking a warm, 5- to 10-minute bath or shower. Wash your knees with a mild, moisturizing cleanser.

Step 2

Moisten the pumice stone in the warm water. Don't use a dry pumice stone because the excess friction may damage your skin.

Step 3

Rub the pumice stone over your knees for two to three minutes on each knee, using small, circular motions and light to moderate pressure.

Step 4

Rinse your knees with warm water. Dry them with a soft, absorbent towel.

Step 5

Massage a few drops of olive, coconut or sweet almond oil into your knees to protect and moisturized the newly exposed skin. You can use a thick moisturizing cream or lotion. Reapply the oil or moisturizer throughout the day if your skin is dry.

Step 6

Rinse the pumice stone in clean water. To prevent growth of bacteria, allow the stone to air dry before the next use.