Buffing your nails is an important step of any manicure or pedicure. Buffing nails evens out ridges in the nails for a smoother feel. It also creates a beautiful shine on each nail. After using a nail buffer, your nails will look so pretty you may decide to skip the nail polish. When doing an at-home nail treatment, a professional buffer is not always handy. By using products found around the house, you can achieve smooth, shiny nails without an extra trip to the store.

Things You'll Need

Fill a bowl with warm water and soap to soak your nails in before buffing.

Find an old, soft cotton flannel clothing piece that you no longer need. Cut a square piece of the clothing with scissors. If you already own a chamois cloth, you can use this instead.

Run the soft cotton flannel or chamois cloth from side to side across each nail until you achieve the desired look.

Place a drop of beeswax on each nail for extra shine.


  • Use hand lotion after buffing for soft, irresistible hands.