How to remove ink stains from fingers?

We’ve all been there. You’re busy grinding away at work, engrossed in whatever project you have going on when a stray pen mark appears on your fingers as if out of nowhere.

It happens more often than not – getting an ink stain on yourself is practically a rite of passage for anyone who has ever written anything by hand. But how do you go about removing it?

Fear not! With some quick thinking and a little elbow grease, you’ll be well on your way to having squeaky-clean hands again in no time flat.

Assess the Situation

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of actually scrubbing those pesky stains off your fingers, let’s take stock of what we’re dealing with here:

  • What type of ink is it? (Be specific)
  • How large is the stain?
  • Has it set or is it fresh?

With these questions answered, we can move onto our next steps – figuring out which method(s) will best remove the offending marks from our skin.

Method #1: Soap and Water (The Classic)

Sometimes old-school methods are still the best around. When dealing with everyday ballpoint pen ink or any other water-based inks, good old-fashioned soap and water should usually do the trick.

Here’s how to put that classic combo to work:

  1. Wet your hands thoroughly.
  2. Use bar or liquid soap to lather up vigorously.
  3. Scrub along stained areas for at least 30 seconds using an eyebrow brush or nailbrush.
  4. Rinse well under running water.

Voila! In most cases this approach should leave no traces behind – just simple wash them away!

And even if this common solution doesn’t work for everyone… fear not; there are plenty more at-home remedies waiting where that came from!

Method #2: Rubbing Alcohol (The Next Best Thing)

If the soap and water approach just isn’t cutting it, you might want to try using rubbing alcohol instead. This cleaning solution is ideal for combating stubborn stains – especially those that have had time to set.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Dampen a clean cloth or cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Gently dab enough on all stained areas so there’s no excess measure soaking the skin.
  3. Wait for about 5 minutes (don’t let it sit longer) before washing off thoroughly with cool running water and bar soap.

You may find this method quite effective but always ensure multiple tries should be conducted if necessary

Method #3 : Lemon Juice!

Don’t fret if your fingers still look an unsightly shade of blue after trying our first two remedies; we’ve got another great trick up our sleeve…

By combining lemon juice, dishwashing liquid or white vinegar together in equal parts, you can create a powerful homemade ink remover capable of tackling even the most persistent stains!

How? Simply follow these steps:

  1. Mix some lemon juice, dish detergent/liquid and white vinegar equally altogether
  2. Allow several droplets of the mixture to drop onto your palm/wrist area where most of the stain exists
  3. Use a soft-bristled brush like an eyebrow/nail brush at least twice over each stain marks slowly going in circles depending on how stubborn they are until vanishing away completely!
    4.Raw potatoes will also remove ink stains thanks to their pH level-just slice open one raw potato then rub it back-and-forth against ink-stained hands/Wash hands properly afterwards

Now… take another good look at those newly cleaned digits! Aren’t they just positively glowing?

We hope this guide has helped get rid once and for all any pesky pencil-mark remanants that clung to your fingers… and the next time a pen or pencil takes aim at our hands, we’ll be ready for it!