The importance of buffing

One Step Gel has revolutionised manicures, offering long-lasting and glossy results. However, an often overlooked but essential step in this process is buffing. Buffing your nails correctly before applying gel polish is a game changer for a flawless, durable, and professional-looking manicure. In this blog, we'll explore why buffing is a crucial step before One Step Gel application.

The Basics of Nail Buffing

Before we dive into its importance, let's understand nail buffing. It's a three step process:

  1. Filing: Shape your nails using a nail file.

  2. Smoothing: Use a buffer to remove ridges, bumps, and irregularities on your nails.

  3. Polishing: Finish with a magic shiner to create a smooth, shiny surface.

Now, let's explore why nail buffing is vital.

  1. Better Gel Adhesion: Buffing creates a slightly textured nail surface that helps gel polish adhere better, preventing premature chipping and peeling.

  2. Smooths Imperfections: It eliminates nail imperfections, ensuring a flawless manicure.

  3. Enhances Longevity: Properly buffed nails prevent air bubbles, which can lead to lifting and chipping, ensuring your manicure lasts.

  4. Improves Aesthetics: Buffed nails provide a more even surface, resulting in a polished and elegant look.

  5. Maintains Nail Health: When done correctly, nail buffing can stimulate healthy nail growth and remove surface stains.

So, how to buff correctly:

Hold the soft buffer parallel to your nail and softly stroke it across each nail in an X shape making sure to touch all the corners and curves of the nail. Don’t buff in a saw motion as the heat created can dry the nails out and cause damage. Finish by using a mini nail brush or dusting brush to remove any excess dust particles from the nail surface. If you are not following with One Step Gel, use the magic shiner to add that extra life back into your nails for a clean and natural look.

Don't skip this essential ritual for stunning nails that last 🥰