|'Winter Tango' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
For years I did the best I could to clean my fingernails with a nail brush. But they seemed perpetually stained. Not any more!
I discovered the MUST HAVE soap for pastel artists. Good old Lava Bar.
Lava soap has been around since the 1800s and has been the trusted soap for coal miners, oil rig workers and mechanics. If it works for them then surely it will work wonders for pastel stained fingernails! The secret is the pumice in the soap. Not only does it remove the pastel with the help of a nail brush it leaves your hands exfoliated and soft!
To protect my hands I take a three step approach.