A good nail file is an essential grooming aid; buffers, sponges, stones and files help to keep feet and nails looking and feeling their best. Banana boards make filing nails a breeze and are a modern take on conventional nail files; a buffing block or block file is helpful for feet plus buffers help to smooth nails and enhance shine. Use glass nail files on both natural and artificial nails – they provide long-lasting use and clean easily with soap and water. A pumice sponge is the hygienic way to soften and clean skin as well as to exfoliate and gently smooth away hard skin; the hotter the water the more gentle the pumice sponge becomes so it can be used on delicate areas. Proper foot care is important – use professional quality foot files and implements such as a ceramic foot paddle for optimum results.