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How to remove dye stains from your skin?

Updated on December 11, 2015
coloring hair at home may leave you with dye stained skin
coloring hair at home may leave you with dye stained skin | Source

When you are dyeing your hair, some of the hair color may get onto your skin. The end result is dye stained skin.

You may get dye stains on your skin when you are painting a wall, table or any furniture item. Painting a picture during art class may also stain your hands with paint.

Knowing how to remove dye stains from skin helps to prevent damage to your skin and remove the stains very easily.


Ways to Remove Dye Stains from Your Skin

Dettol helps to remove dye stains from your skin. Applying Dettol directly onto your skin will burn. Mix equal parts of Dettol and water, dip a cotton ball in this solution and rub over the stained area. Wash off with water.

Wet your hands. Take regular toothpaste on your fingers and rub on the areas where the skin is stained and then wash off.

Dip a cotton ball in lemon juice and rub over the areas that have the dye stain. Wash off with water.

After removing dye stains from your skin, apply a moisturizer to soothe your skin.

If you use the following methods to remove dye stain from your skin, be careful not to get them in your eyes or ears. Wash off thoroughly after using them.

  1. Nail polish removers can be used to remove dye stains on your skin. Dip a cotton ball in the nail polish remover and gently rub on the stained area. If your skin is sensitive, do not use a nail polish remover.
  2. Hydrogen peroxide for first aid solution is available in pharmacies. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and wipe on the areas of the skin stained with color.
  3. Wet a cloth with water, smear this cloth with cigarette ashes and rub over stained areas.


Hair Salon Products to Remove Dye Stains from Your Skin

Pro Color Stain Barrier

Rou Clean Touch Stain

ArtX dye cleaner

Scruples Color Away


How to Remove Dye Stains due to Oil Paint?

To remove dye stains on skin due to oil paint use the following methods -

Apply olive oil on the stained skin. Sprinkle salt over the olive oil and scrub using a wet cloth. Then wash off with warm water and soap.

Dip a cotton ball in Band-Aid Ethyl alcohol. Rub on the skin stain. Wash off with water and soap.

Rub turpentine oil over the areas of the skin that is stained with paint. Wash off thoroughly (Turpentine oil is made from the resin of certain pine trees)

Vicks Vaporub has turpentine oil and works well to remove dye stains from your skin. Rub vicks vaporub over the dye stained areas. Wash off with warm water and soap.

Watercolors come off easily with just water and soap.

Knowing how to remove dye stains from skin, helps to prevent damage to your skin due to excessive scrubbing.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      I never knew about hair conditioner, thank you for sharing.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Good tips Vellur! I use hair conditioner to wipe off dye, it usually works. I'm a messy painter, I get paint all over myself and everywhere else. I've never tried olive oil...I will next time. I'll need a big bottle!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Rosemay50 knowing how to remove dye stains saves your skin from all the hard scrubbing, thanks for stopping by.

      Ruchira yes Dettol works very well, you can try it. Thank you for reading and the share.

      Rajan jolly the best part about Vicks is it smells great!! Thanks for stopping by and the vote too.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nithya, thanks for sharing these useful tips. Some of these like the vicks and olive oil is new to me. Thanks for sharing. Voted up/useful.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      i was not aware of dettol. I used to use lemon to remove my mom's dye stains when I used to dye her hair.

      useful hub, Nithya.

      Sharing it across

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow this is a useful hub Vellur, I use oil paints too and didn't know about using Vicks so thank you for that. The other reason I get die on my hands is when I'm cooking up the beetroot and pickling it, so these tips will be good for that too.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jackie thinners smell awful and not good for skin. Vicks is great. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Love the Vicks tip, who would have guessed. I cannot bear thinners smells so these are great to know. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Vinaya thank you for stopping by. These methods are great for getting dye stain off your skin.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      As a teenager, I used colors in my hair. I wish I had known this back then.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Mama Kim thank you and enjoy your painting. Thank you for the vote too.

      teaches12345 thank you for reading and the vote up. Dye stain on the forehead looks weird after coloring!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      A very useful post and one that I will certainly be using for those times when my hair dye gets on my skin. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      I just love to oil paint... but I've never heard of the olive oil and salt trick. I will most certainly have to try that one next time, thank you!! ^_^ voting up and useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      AudreyHowitt thank you for stopping by and reading. Much appreciated.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Useful!!!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen, thank you for stopping by. Thank you for the vote and share.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes a very useful hub indeed my friend.

      I definitely vote up,across and share all around.

      Eddy.