Buff, Don't Paint
Sometimes there’s just no time for a manicure, even though your nails are in need of some serious love. Try buffing instead, which gives nails a super-shiny, healthy appearance. Look for a four-sided numbered buffer tool — it indicates the order of sides with which to rub nails. Then smooth on your favorite hand cream. “Quickly buffing and hydrating will do a world of good — it’s a quick way for your hands to look and feel clean,” says Lippmann. You’ll have brilliant shine with zero drying time.