How to Remove Magic Markers Stains on Hands

Every parent has been there. A youngster decides to write on his hands with magic marker. Even adults can make the mistake of staining the skin with a permanent marking pen. The simplest option might be to just let the stain wear off over time, but this is not necessary. You can remove magic marker stains from the hands quickly and gently without damaging or drying the skin.

Stain removal options

Apply baby oil generously to a cotton ball. Dab the skin gently with the cotton ball, distributing baby oil to the surface of the skin that has been stained with magic marker. Gently scrub the skin with the cotton ball until the marker stain lifts.

Spray shaving cream onto the stained area of the skin. Massage the shaving cream into the skin with your fingertips in a circular motion. You should see the shaving cream start to pick up the color of the marker. Rinse with clear water once the shaving cream is no longer a pure white.

Pour milk onto a dry washcloth and apply the milk to the marker stain using the washcloth. Scrub the skin with the washcloth until the marker stain lifts.

Spray hairspray directly onto the stained skin. This will liquefy the marker stain so that it can be quickly washed away with bar soap and water.

Pour a dab of hand sanitizer onto the corner of a dry washcloth and gently scrub the stained area. The marker stain will rub away, leaving only a slight shadow. To remove the shadow, reapply a bit of hand sanitizer directly to the skin and rub it in.

Rinse the skin with clear water to wash away residue from any of these removal methods.

Apply hand lotion to moisturize the skin once you have removed the marker stain.