Easy Ways to Remove Marker Stains from Skin

hands with marker drawings

Have you ever accidentally gotten marker ink on your skin? It happens to the best of us! 

Maybe you were drawing or writing with a marker and accidentally got some on your hand, or maybe a friend played a prank on you and drew on your arm. 

Whatever the reason, getting marker ink on your skin can be annoying. But don’t worry, there are easy ways to get it off! 

In this article, I’ll show you how to remove marker ink from your skin using a few simple steps.

Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

  • Soap
  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Baby oil
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels

Step 1: Wash with Soap and Water 

The first step to removing marker ink from your skin is to wash the affected area with soap and warm water. Wet the area with warm water, apply soap, and rub it in for 20-30 seconds. Then rinse with warm water and dry the area with a towel. This will remove some of the ink, but it might not get it all.

Step 2: Try Rubbing Alcohol 

If the ink doesn’t come off with soap and water, try using rubbing alcohol. Dampen a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and gently rub the affected area in a circular motion. Then rinse with warm water and dry the area with a towel. This should remove more of the ink.

Step 3: Use Baby Oil 

If the ink still won’t come off, you can try using baby oil. Apply a small amount of baby oil to the affected area and rub it in with your fingers in a circular motion. Then wipe the area with a paper towel to remove the excess oil. This should remove the remaining ink.

Additional Tips:

  • You can also try using vinegar or toothpaste to remove ink stains from your skin.
  • Be careful not to rub your skin too hard, as this can cause irritation.
  • If you have sensitive skin, you might want to skip the rubbing alcohol and go straight to using baby oil.

Preventing Future Marker Stains

The best way to prevent future ink stains is to be careful when using markers. Try to keep the ink away from your skin, and be sure to wash your hands after using markers. 

If you do accidentally get ink on your skin, don’t worry – just follow the steps in this article to get it off.


In conclusion, removing marker ink from your skin is easy with a few simple steps. Just remember to wash with soap and water, try rubbing alcohol, and use baby oil if necessary. 

With these tips, you’ll be able to remove any ink stains from your skin in no time.

Do you still have ink on your hands after trying the methods above? Read How to Remove Ink from Hands Using Toothpaste.

Thanks for reading my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy  

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