How to Get Marking Ink (Märkfärg) for Permanent Markers off Your Skin

Kids can run into so much trouble with permanent markers. You can find them scribbling happily with it on pieces of paper or any surface. The next minute, they are drawing some fake tattoos on their faces or those of their siblings.

Well, whether it is you who has accidentally got some marking ink on your hands or your kids who deliberately had some on their skin, you can get them off using the right tricks and tools.

Unlike the inks used in tattoo shops that are embedded into the skin, marking inks like those made by Ryon Märk, only touch the surface of the skin. This implies that they will eventually fade after some days. However, we will discuss simple hacks you can use to remove or make them fade quickly.

Tips for Removing Permanent Marker Stains from Skin

It is comforting to know that permanent marker ink can fade naturally. But this will take about 2 to 3 days. So, even when you decide to do nothing, the skin will still come back to its unblemished form. in cases where the stain is on a part of your body that is inconspicuous, doing nothing could be a better option than using certain products or scrubbing repeatedly, which can cause skin irritation.

Additionally, you need to avoid applying some ingredients such as bleach and baking soda that may be harsh on your skin. You also need to avoid ingredients that you know will trigger an allergic reaction.

1. Scrubbing with Sea Salt  

Sea salt is usually used for exfoliation. And it is a natural way to remove marking ink stain off your skin. You can mix sea salt with warm water to make a scrub. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Measure one teaspoon of sea salt and mix with water until you get a paste.
  2. Gently massage the paste on the stained part of the skin for some minutes.
  3. Use warm water to rinse it off.

The sea salt scrub will exfoliate your skin and remove the ink’s top layers. You can apply the scrub two times a day. Please note that this method may not completely remove the stain, but it will definitely fade it.

You can check out this website for more information on exfoliating with sea salt.

2. Use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil

Substances that are rich in fat such as coconut oil and olive oil can help to remove ink stains from the skin. You do not need to apply any harsh chemicals when you use them. For this method, do the following:

  1. Rub a generous quantity of the oil on the ink stain.
  2. Use some paper towel to rub in the oil. The ink will start coming off on the paper towel.
  3. Wash off the oil residues using soap and warm water.

Just as with any natural stain removal method, this may not completely remove the stain, but the ink will fade significantly.

3. Use Baby Oil

The use of baby oil or mineral oil can attach to the excess oils on your skin. This will then remove the ink stain. All you need to do is rub a small quantity of the baby oil on the stained spot, then wash and rinse as usual. If your skin is prone to acne, you need to be careful with this method. This is due to the fact that applying more oil on your skin can lead to further breakouts. However, the use of baby oil is very safe for use on babies and younger children.

You may want to read about essential oils for acne here: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/essentials-oils-for-acne

4. Use Mouthwash and Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste has properties that can help to remove stains from teeth. This can also work on your stained skin. Here’s what to do:

  1. Apply a small quantity of toothpaste on the spot and rub it in with your fingers. The whitening toothpaste can be used to exfoliate the skin.
  2. Pour some mouthwash (alcohol-based) over your skin.
  3. Work it into your skin with a damp washcloth.

Since the mouthwash contains some alcohol, it will help to dissolve the ink.

Other Methods

You can try using the following:

  1. Hand sanitizer
  2. Nail polish remover
  3. Rubbing alcohol
  4. Makeup remover
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Shaving cream


Ink stains from permanent markers will definitely fade. But if you want to get rid of them faster, you can try the methods we have discussed in this article. If you develop any swelling or rashes from the ink stain, you need to see your doctor.



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