When you’re a little run down your nails can really take a toll. They may even start to ridge and it can be a little unflattering. But no to worry buffing your nails helps them to become smooth and shiny. You can go to a nail salon to get this done or do it at home, it’s super easy!
First you will need a buffer. I like to buy the 4-Step Buffers. Various brands make these and they are generally available from your local supermarket or drug store. They basically look like nail files with 4 different grades of roughness. You can also buy buffing kits, which have each ‘level’ as a separate implement. It is really up to you and what you find easiest to work with.
Start with the roughest buffer in your kit and take it back and forth across the front of your nail no more than 3 times. This will file your nail into an even shape. Take your second roughest buffer and once again take it back and forth across the nail to begin the smoothing process. Next, use the second smoothest buffer and take it back and forth across the nail. Now your nail is smooth and even. Lastly, take your smoothest buffer and repeat the back and forth routine to make your nails shine!
Keep in mind that if you are planning on applying nail varnish you may want to skip the last step. It may cause your nails to be too shiny making it hard for the polish to grip and adhere.
I always like to finish off by applying a little cuticle oil to keep my cuticles healthy and moisturized.
Mikaela Weyland-Smith – Pulp Nature Contributor and Intern – Autoimmune Allyby
Mikaela is a vibrant 19 year old dancer from Sydney, Australia. She moved to Texas in mid 2012 and discovered her passion for writing. She loves all things fashion and beauty and will be bringing you the latest trends and tips. This autoimmune ally loves hanging out with her friends and baking gluten-free goodies!View all Mikaela Weyland-Smith posts.