|'Among the Wildflowers' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I have read that some pigments can be absorbed through the skin so it really is in our best interest to protect our hands. But I don't like to wear gloves....even the finger cots that some of my students use. So I have made due with using lots and lots of baby wipes. I am constantly cleaning my hands with wipes. And that leads to dry skin. So what choices do we have if gloves are bothersome?
Try using a barrier cream!
|Choices for protection...Barrier Creams|
I gave the Gloves in a Bottle a try for the first time today and I noticed a big difference. The pastel wiped off my fingers with no effort at all and now my hands feel noticeably softer. It will be the perfect compromise for me....safety vs. comfort....the best of both. It is just a matter of making it a habit.
If you have tried any of the other barrier creams I'd love for you to share your recommendations.
Read more about the hazards of pastels in an article shared by Chicago Artist Resource
About today's painting:
8x10 on Uart. This is a painting I did using the dusting method. I rediscovered it while organizing for the Open Studio Tour and it is one of my favorites!