Despite the fact that I have been out of college for 12 years, I can’t fully shake the bad habit I developed there of writing important things on my hand.
Only these days, I can’t hang with the lack of sleep as well as I could in my very early twenties, and as a result, on more than one occasion I have used permanent marker on my hands and realized it only when(unsuccessfully) trying to remove it.
Hopefully you aren’t as dim-witted as me when it comes to writing on your body, but you just may have a child in your life who has in the past found a permanent marker and decided to decorate themselves with it. If this has never happened to you, get ready. It totally will.
I can tell you how to remove permanent marker from glass, and now I can tell you how to remove permanent marker from skin. I just wish I could blame my research on my kids. No dice. This one is totally my own fault.
Ok, so here’s what you need!
1. Quality eye makeup remover (my personal favorite is the Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, but go with whatever you like)
2. a cotton ball
3. A marker for doing it all over again. Just kidding.
Simply moisten the cotton ball with the eye makeup remover and give your skin a firm(ish) scrubbing. See how it is coming off?
Just a few more seconds of scrubbing, and the mistake is erased!
So there you have it; a rather simple solution to a very silly mistake. I hope it helps you out!
And just in case some other mishaps occur in your home, you may want to check out these other helpful “how do I get this off?!” posts: