Pumice stones do more than buff your rough skin — they can also remove stains. Toilet stains, that is. If you have super-stubborn toilet rings in your bowl, don't give up hope or turn to abrasive, toxic cleansers. Instead, clean those mineral deposits with a pumice stone. Just make sure the pumice stone is wet, and rub gently. The rough stone should take care of any stains in your bowl. Just make sure to don a pair of gloves to cut down the ick factor for this rather unpleasant job!
If you run, walk, or bike your feet certainly pay the price. Often neglected, your feet could stand to be shown a little love. I recommend investing in a pumice stone ($4). Next time you take a shower, spend some time tidying up your wet feet with your new pumice stone. Pay special attention to your rough heels. After you hop out of the shower, moisturize your tootsies. Not only will they feel soft and smooth, but getting rid of dead skins cells will help prevent fissures (cracking) on the heels, which can lead to painful infection (definitely not something you want to deal with if you're an athlete). It only takes a few minutes and it makes a huge difference.
Don't laugh, but I like to have pedicure night every weekend. I'll whip up a great dinner, pop in an old movie and give myself a pedicure on the couch. It's a nice way to pamper myself on the cheap, and this way my feet always look presentable. As part of this treat, I like to use good tools, which is why I love Revlon's Expert Effect pedicure collection.
The Expert Effect items do a bang-up job at a great price, and they have modernist, organic design—so it feels like I'm buffing my feet in some mod, space-age spa. The Pumice Stone ($5.99) is easy to grip; I like being able to squeeze something soft rather than grasp rough pumice. And the Hands-Free Foot Smoother ($8.99) is a cute idea: It grips the floor, so you can remove rough skin without bending over. Don't get me wrong, I still daydream about fancy diamond files, but for the price, you can't go wrong with these. Anyone else agree with me?