To buff or not to buff? That is the problem. When it comes to buffing, there seems to be two main schools of thoughts. Those that consider it as an essential part of a manicure and those that are against it and do it only every few months, if at all. There is no denying that buffing has its pros. It makes nails shiny and smooths out the nail surface, allowing nail polish to be applied more smoothly. The end result is so pretty than buffing nails can quickly become addictive.
But buffing nails too often can damage them. Buffing is a gentle form of surface abrasion so if you overdo it you’ll thin and weaken the nails. And that can be quite painful too! So, what’s a girl to do? I think the best thing, as always, is moderation. Buff your nails once a month (especially if, like me, you have naturally weak nails) for about 30 seconds. And do it gently, with a light hand and avoiding to use the rougher parts of your buffer.
What about you? Do you buff your nails? And how often?