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How To Remove Ink That Has Dried on Your Skin

Stubborn Ink Stains on Your Skin Can Be Removed!

Ink on the skin can be very difficult to remove once it has dried. It is important to know that there are techinques that you can use to remove dried ink from the skin without causing damage to the skin. We have all gotten ink on our hands before and it can stay on there for days until it wears off. You may have tried scrubbing your skin with soap and water and found that the ink only slightly faded, but it was still there. Anyone who has dyed Easter eggs has dealt with ink on the fingers. There are many things that you can use to remove the ink. Most of these items you will have lying around your house.

Step 1

One great item that will remove dried ink on skin is hairspray. Any hairspray will do. What you need to do is spray the hairspray on the area and let it sit for a few minutes. You may begin to see the ink color running a bit from the hairspray. Once it has sat for a few minutes, you can then take a wash rag and scrub the area. Depending on the amount of ink stain you have on the skin, you may need to do this procedure several times until all the ink is removed.

Step 2

Another great ink remover is dishwashing liquid mixed with sugar. The sugar gives a abrasiveness to the dish liquid and helps to scrub the dried ink away. You will just need to put some sugar on the area and then give a generous squirt of dish liquid. Rub it into the area for several moments until you see the ink begin to breakup on your skin. This usually works pretty well. Be careful not to scrub too hard as to cause irritation. Dried ink on skin can quickly be removed with this method.

Step 3

Another product that can remove ink on skin is alcohol. Alcohol works just as well as hairspray without the stickiness that hairspray leaves behind. Alcohol can be placed on a cotton ball and worked into the stain until it begins to breakup. Once you have removed the stain with alcohol, it is important to moisturize the area thoroughly so as not to cause undue dryness to the skin.

Step 4

An oily product such as baby oil can work wonders to remove ink on skin. All you need to do, is to rub the oil into the area. The oil will begin to breakup the ink and will also help to moisturize your skin. It may take several tries to remove a deep ink stain, but keep working at it, and it will dissolve. The baby oil is very gentle on the skin and rarely causes any skin irritation.

Step 5

Toothpaste is a great ink remover for the skin. Toothpaste has a grittiness that tends to breakup ink on skin and remove the stain. All you have to do is get a dollop of toothpaste and rub it into the ink stain well. Rub in a circular motion until you begin to see the ink breaking up. Once you see it beginning to work, rinse of the remainder of toothpaste. If you still have some ink on skin, try again until the stain is removed. This works really well and your skin will smell minty fresh.


Use what you have around the house.

Hairspray works great.

Oily products can remove ink stains.

Toothpaste works wonders.

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By David Scott, published at 03/04/2012
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