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8 Key Tips on How to Buff Nails with a Buffer

Busy people don’t always have time for manicures and pedicures. Buffing the nails is a good alternative for this. The use of handheld buffer can give your fingernails a smooth and shiny look. Disposable buffers are cheap and can easily be found at the department stores or in pharmacies and even in beauty supply stores. Before your buffing treatment, prepare your nails first by shaping them. Here are some tips on how to buff your nails with a buffer.

Buff Nails with a Buffer

Buff Nails with a Buffer

Tip #1: Preparation is Important

Prepare the things that you need like nail polish remover, nail clipper, buffer, emery board, beeswax and cotton balls. You have to make sure you will remove nail polish first before you go to the next parts of the process.

Tip #2: Cleaning is Key to Buffing

Clean the surface of the nails first. Dip a cotton ball with a nail polish remover and rub it over the surface of the nails to remove old nail polish. Your nails should be free of any nail polish.

Tip #3: Using Nail Clippers

Use a nail clipper to clip your nails with your desired size. Use the emery board to shape your nails and smooth any rough edges. An oval shape is best recommended since it gives more structural strength on nails.

Tip #4: Using the Buffer

Use the buffer to rub across the surfaces of each nail using a back and forth movement. Spend 10-15 minutes in treating each nail. If you are using a multi-surface buffer, you must use the roughest buffer first followed with the smoother option, buffing each nail for 10 seconds. Buffing the nails for too long can weaken them.

Tip #5: Making Some Finishing Touches

To give your nails an added shine, you can rub a touch of beeswax. This will give them protection also.

Tip #6: Knowing Different Types of Nail Buffers:

There is a 3-in-one buffer that contains a buffer, emery board and a polisher. There is also an emery board which is shaped in the form of a rounded rectangular strip. Lastly, there are buffing blocks which have 3 dimensional rectangular blocks on each side with different grit.

Tip #6: Knowing What Buffing Can Do

It smoothens out ridges on the nail surface so that your nail polish adheres better. It also evens out irregular edges. Likewise, it enhances blood circulation to the nail bed so that nails will grow faster. It also helps get rid of dry and dead surface skin so that nails will be smoother. Furthermore, it gives your nails a smooth and shiny look that you won’t even need a nail polish. Shine can last in a week without chipping.

Tip #7: Knowing What Buffing WON’T Do

Nail buffers are too soft that it cannot shape your nails. It won’t remove nail surface stains in just 1 to 2 or even 3 buffing. Buffing cannot make the nail pink. It only helps increase blood flow to the nail bed which leads to the appearance of pinker nails. It cannot change the color of the nails themselves. It cannot remove nor soften nail cuticles.

Tip #8: Knowing When Not to Buff Nails

Never do it when your nails are brittle, are thin and flexible and are chipped. This can destroy your nails.

There are a lot of great things you can do in order to buff nails with a buffer. Several procedures have been given plus knowing when not to buff nails have been elaborated on.

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