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When dyeing cloth you want to avoid getting the color on your skin, as it can be a challenge to remove right away. This is a page about removing fabric dye from skin.
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August 17, 2010

I wore a tie-dyed bandanna that covered my forehead about 8 months ago. Now I have a dark stain on my forehead that I have not been able to remove. Can anyone help?

By Liena from San Francisco, CA

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

I am rather surprised that you would still have a stain after eight months because skin sheds a layer of dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself about every 28 days. You might want to consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist in case you have an underlying health problem.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

Use light "oxygen peroxyde " (old fashioned way to bleach hair to become blonde) you should be able to find that at the chemist shop. Ask for the one used for discoloring.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

I too am concerned that there is still a stain there. Are you saying that you have had this stain for 8 months? How long did you wear the bandanna for? If you have had this mark on your forehead for 8 months, and you are not wearing the bandanna, I think you need to see a doctor.

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It just doesn't seem possible that you could have a fabric dye stain for this long. When people dye clothes, and accidentally dye their hands, the stains are gone in a few days, even if they do nothing special.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

Usually you can get rid of such stains by exfoliating the skin. I use pumice stones on my stained fingers, for the face, I would use the pads they sell for facial exfoliation. Was it an irritation that left a scar-like mark? That should be treated differently, possibly with Vit. E. oil to get rid of the stain. Also, if you have darker skin which is subject to a different sort of scarring, that also may be a factor. Be a detective & find out the source of the mark/irritation!

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September 23, 20160 found this helpful

Have Color shot instant fabric Color on my hands how do I remove it

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September 23, 20160 found this helpful

Thank You so much for your help !! Also after monkeying around with everything in the house , 100% acetone worked the best !!!

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No discolouroration left on skin at all !!! Again Thank You

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May 29, 2019

I wore a dark purple tee shirt without washing it first. Now I have numerous dark spots on my neck and chest wherever I sweated while wearing it. What can I do to lighten the spots?
Thanks!

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May 29, 20190 found this helpful

Wet your skin and a pumice stone. Rub very gently. It should get lighter and disappear in a couple of days.

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May 29, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks, I will try to do that once I get to store where I can purchase the stone. I am skeptical as seems it would really be tough on my chest/neck.

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May 30, 20190 found this helpful

There are quite a few home remedies for removing dye from skin but baking soda/water paste or baking soda/vinegar or lemon juice will usually work.

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Exfoliating cream or even tooth paste/water will sometimes work.

Check out the suggestions on this site and you may have some of this on hand before you make a special trip to the store. You may want to put moisturizer on your skin after you remove the dye (moisturizer may remove the dye).

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www.favecrafts.com/.../How-to-Remove-Tie-Dye-from-Skin

Here is a link to some suggestions to maybe stop some of the dye from bleeding on your skin.

www.speedqueen.com/.../the-secrets-to-stopping-colors-from...

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May 30, 20190 found this helpful

I have had this happen in the summer and the two ways I have removed the dye from my skin were with toothpaste--just a plain Colgate (the white paste, not the ones that are to whiten teeth or not the jelled kind--just old fashioned white color toothpaste--I guess because I don't by the fancy kind I don't know if they work or not--if that was all you had around, it couldn't hurt to try. For the stubborn stains around my neck, I used liquid nail polish remover on a cotton ball. That burned though...but it worked.

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Either way, be sure to rub VERY GENTLY and then rinse very, very, very well as both can dry out your skin and like I said, the remover did burn a little. Don't use either if you have any open woulds or cuts as that will irritate them and could cause more problems.

Blessings!

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Anonymous
May 30, 20190 found this helpful

Too late as I have already gone online and ordered a pumice stone.

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May 28, 20080 found this helpful

How do I get T-shirt dye off my hands?

Marissa from Grafton, WI

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May 28, 20081 found this helpful

Use a little liquid bleach such as Clorox and rub it into your hands. Works like a charm, but make sure that you wash your hands immediately so you don't get any chemical burns.

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June 8, 20160 found this helpful

I used this and it worked great!!!!

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May 14, 2015

How might I clean my skin of both black and green fabric dyes which bled from new bed sheets and now cover about 65% of me? They seem insoluble in water and only slightly so in 70% alcohol. My nearest alternative would seem to be some 320 grit emery paper. Anyone?

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful

Wet your skin and very gently rub a pumice stone over the dyed areas.

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