To remove dye from your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the dye is still in place, exfoliate your skin using a pumice stone. As a last resort, use a diluted solution of bleach and water to remove remaining dye stains.
Go to a utility sink or a sink that does not stain, such as a stainless-steel sink. Scrub your hands together vigorously, focusing on the areas that are stained with dye. Rinse them with warm water, and repeat the process until the dye stops fading.
Wet your hands with warm water. Hold a pumice stone in your dominant hand, and scrub at the dye spots on your opposite hand. Move the stone back and forth gently using long strokes. Continually rinse your hands to remove the exfoliated skin. For more exfoliating power, soak your hands in hot water for five minutes, and do a second scrub using the pumice stone. Repeat on your opposite hand.
Fill a bowl or a bucket with a gallon of water. Pour in 1/2 teaspoon of household bleach and stir to create a solution. Place your hands in the solution, and rub on the remaining dye stains with your fingers. Wash your hands with soap and water.
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