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For future reference, how do you get permanent marker off of skin?

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Asked by MythicMMM at 1:33 PM on Feb. 7, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Baby wipes usually did a reasonable job. Plus regular washing and some time.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:38 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • lol.. let me know when you find a solution. for some reason, my youngest always seems to find a marker to draw with. it's not even permanent marker (i keep those out of reach), it's the ones they use for coloring. and i don't know what it is, but her skin absorbs ink like a sponge. after she draws on her arms or legs, i'll try to wash it off with soap & water as soon as i notice it. but it usually stays on for at least another day or two. so i'll be watching this post with you. =P

    Answer by rAbella at 1:44 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Rubbing alcohol, dish soap.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:49 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • oh, and try rubbing a little oil on it after you wash it, and then wash it again... it helps to draw it out. I always got it on myself when I was working construction, and thats what worked for me. GOJO works too- and moisturizes- have used it on my 2 year old when he got into perm marker.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:50 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • We always use baby wipes. We just hold the wipe on the skin for a couple of minutes and then rub. It might take a couple of times, but it works. I couldn't use the rubbing alcohol on my kids because they have the same sensitive skin that I do and it leaves large red spots when we use it.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:02 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • we use the Mary Kay oil free makeup remover, it will take ANYTHING off skin and its not hard on skin, its not that expensive either and works Great!1

    Answer by cowgirl_mommy05 at 4:28 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

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