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Old 05-20-2011, 12:17 PM
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:23 PM
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Try soaking in baby oil. If you use one of the harsher cleaners, after you wash it off, rub vasoline on your hands and wear gloves over night to help restore the skin on your hands.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:27 PM
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So far I've tried everything suggested, except bleach. I'd like to keep my skin, but thanks for the suggestion. I didn't have any Pinsol, but that also is to strong for my hands. In between each product I've been washing my hands. So far the best thing has been good old fashioned Lava Soap. It's not quite gone, but sure is a lot lighter.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I knew you'll would respond fast.
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Have you tried mayonnaise? I know it sounds weird, but it just may work ... perhaps mixed in with a little liquid hand soap or dish soap? The oils in the mayo will help prevent your hands from drying out. (we use this to take the pine tar off our hands at Christmas time when we clip branches for wreaths, garlands, etc.)

Might be worth a try (it's not horribly expensive, AND you might already have some at home!). Good luck!
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Cheap hair spray!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:18 PM
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Ok, I just called my DSIL - he works in printing. I asked how he gets the ink off as he never has any signs of ink on his hands. This is what he said:

10 parts water/ 1 part bleach - he sprays it on and lets it sit for a minute then uses good soap and a good moisture lotion. I always wondered why he wanted silicone glove from Avon LOL
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I'm glad the Lava soap is doing the job but just curious, how did you type your message? (very carefully?) :-D
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Try some baby oil, rub it in and let it sit, wipe off with paper towels. Repeat a few times :D:D:D
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I always use lemon extract to remove ink. Don't know why it works so well except that lemon juice is a natural bleach. If you don't have extract try the lemon juice.
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bar keepers friend scouring powder like you use to clean your sinks
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