Wear a pair of goggles
The most important thing is to wear a pair of goggles before you start working. There are many harmful rays from chemicals which can affect your eyes. Exposure to these chemicals can be harmful for your eyesight so always wear proper goggles so that your eyes remain protected. In this way, you will avoid any direct contact from your eyes.
Always wear protective clothing when you are in the darkroom. This means that you should wear full sleeve shirts that cover your forearms. Secondly, wear trousers instead of shorts so that your legs are also covered. Another thing you need to make sure is that you do not wear clothes that you use on a daily basis as stains from chemicals are sometimes irremovable.
To protect your hands, wear gloves so that you can nicely mix any chemicals. This is probably the most important things as your hands are in most danger when you are using the chemicals. You can protect the skin of your hands in this way.
Apply a barrier cream
If you are not comfortable in using a pair of gloves, there is another way of doing your work effectively. Barrier creams are known as invisible gloves but they are not as effective as proper gloves. You need to apply the barrier cream to any exposed area on the hand and avoid any contact of chemicals on the hand. However, if there is still contact wash the hand straight away.