I've worn gloves for many years, long before health concerns were mentioned. I use soft pastels and find them very drying on my skin and washing up frequently just adds to the problem. I've found small gloves at a beauty supply store. They fit like a second skin so I do sprinkle the inside of the glove with cornstarch baby powder for easy removal. I wear the same pair of gloves until they tatter. I also wear a face mask as a precaution.