Have you use a stone to take away the accumulated dust from skin when bathing?

Philippines
January 24, 2013 1:08am CST
I sometimes use a stone to take the dirt out of my skin,when taking a bath.I am not contented of just rubbing it,as some dirt are still clinging in my skin.This is always done when after thoroughly soaping my whole body,then wash all suds out and then use the stone to clean all my skin from dirt.I sometimes use a face towel to scrub out all dirt from my body,yet I am not satisfied as face towel do not do a more complete work of cleaning as what a stone can do to my skin.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 13
My mom introduced me and my siblings to using a specially picked stone, usually with a wide, rough, and flat side, for bathing. I do believe she still uses one today but my siblings and I have evolved to using luffa instead. Out of curiosity, what is your line of work? It seems to involve a lot of dirt and stuff...
• Indonesia
25 Jan 13
i used it when i was a child. i live in countryside when i was young than i move to my new house where i live here now. and now i simply use sponge to clean my body.
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
Just be careful the skin is very sensitive, Dirt absorved is defend on whatwe are doing and how often do we take a bath. Your habit of doing things as you used to be in scrubbing your skin is more of habit not of thourough cleaning for you are not that dirty for the skin to abserved more dirt as expected. Sometimes it can be interpreted as another form of massage while taking a bath.
@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
24 Jan 13
I used to have a small pumice stone, but then it stopped working after a while so I threw it out. Now I have a foot file and got one for my mom also. As for the rest of me, I use body scrub when necessary and wash cloth. The stones are a little too abrasive, but feet, they are just fine.
• United States
24 Jan 13
That sounds really interesting. I think it is an effective way to clean your clean. It probably wouldn't work for me though since I have really sensitive skin and using a sponge alone can cause a rash so using a stone is out of the question. I'll tell my brother about it though since it sounds like a great way and his skin isn't as sensitive as mine.
@math21 (67)
• Philippines
24 Jan 13
Yes everybody in our town use not-so-rough-rounded stone while bathing in removing dirt in our body, it's quite effective. It's so fun using it especially in hot spring or in river, we do that every time. I remember a group of foreigner was happy doing it for the first time after seeing us doing it.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
24 Jan 13
I have seen my nanny used that when I was a kid, coz I would ask her what was the stone doing inside the bathroom. But now, there are bath sponges that you can use like the loofah, which can help you get rid of dirt but would not harm your skin. If you rub your skin with stone which is too rough, you may be hurting your skin more than you think.