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How long can I expect my skin to be stained with this vampire blood?

Asked by jonsblond (38139 points ) October 29th, 2011

My hand is covered in it from applying it to my daughter. Her face, arms and neck are still stained. We used makeup removal wipes, but you can still see red stains (and black from the black lipstick we used on her face).

Anything else we can use to get the stains out?

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MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

Have you tried using fingernail polish remover? Use only a bit, and be sure to wash it off with warm water and soap afterwards.

If large areas of your skin are stained, it’s best to just leave it. Time and regular washing will eventually make it fade away.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’d like to know the same thing. :\

Brian1946's avatar

I think if you wait until sunrise, you can actually hear the blood scream is it’s being burned away by the UV (UndoVampire) rays. ;-0

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

How about lemon juice? Not as effective as nail polish remover, but natural.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yeah, I definitely don’t want to put nailpolish remover on my kid’s face. I could try it on my own hands, but I don’t want to put it on the kids. Lemon juice is a good idea @MRSHINYSHOES.
@jonsblond I found a website that recommended cold cream. Looking back, I once accidentally stained my whole body blue, and Noxema took it off.

lillycoyote's avatar

You will forever wear the Stain of the Vampire’s Blood, @jonsblond! You are marked now. For all eternity. It is your destiny! :-)

Edit: Actually, try soaking your hands in a light dilution of bleach and water. That may take the stain out. If the bleach solution is going to work, you should notice is starting to fade pretty quickly, within a minute or two, so don’t soak your hands in it forever.

iphigeneia's avatar

I’d second the cold cream idea. I’m not sure how well it will work, since you’ve already tried to take it off and it would have dried out, but it’s what we used when we had to take off face paint at dance concerts.

augustlan's avatar

I’d try olive oil, in a pinch. If it doesn’t work, you can always go around scaring people at the grocery store. :)

Brian1946's avatar

If you have a strong hand-cleaning lotion like Fast Orange, perhaps you could start by trying it on your hands.

if you don’t have something like that, and if lemon juice doesn’t work, maybe you could squeeze some liquid from an orange peel on your hands.

HungryGuy's avatar

I second what @augustlan said about if it doesn’t work…

zenvelo's avatar

At least Halloween isn’t until tomorrow. If someonce comments, you can say, “huh? Oh my gawd, you see blood on my hands? Where? ”

HungryGuy's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf – Ever see Blue Man Group live in concert?

jonsblond's avatar

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. (and comic relief, which I was hoping would also be included) We had to do another application of blood for tonight’s trick-or-treating and again for tomorrow for the party at school and more trick-or treating. I’ll do the hard cleaning late tomorrow night or Tuesday morning and let you know what worked best.

With all the cookie baking and pumpkin carving I’ve done today, my hands aren’t stained too bad now, thanks to all the hand washing I’ve done.

Thanks again! Happy Halloween!

Buttonstc's avatar

I’ve done face painting for many years now and all face painters agree that red is THE WORST color to remove. We also never use it near the eyes as it’s the most likely color to contain compounds provoking allergic reactions.

That being said, the absolutely best product ( widely used by professional stage performers) is a makeup remover called ALBOLENE. It’s also available in unscented, which I prefer.

It’s also a great product to use for dry skin, chapped hands, cheeks, lips in winter so it’s something you’ll find many uses for besides this.

Most larger drugstore chains carry it but call ahead so you don’t waste a trip. It’s a wonderful product and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Definitely worth seeking out.

It appears to be sort of like Vaseline but much more pleasant, thinner and much less viscous and gunky.

All winter long it saves me tons of money which I’d be spending on lip balm and hand lotions/creams. You won’t regret getting it. It’s worth the initial effort to find it.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@HungryGuy can’t say that I have.

HungryGuy's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf – They usually play a kind of techno music. They build their own organs and other instruments out of pipes and crap. And they dye their whole bodies blue. Here’s an example of them doing a pop medley which is kind’a unusual for them.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@HungryGuy I know who they are, but I’ve never seen them live. Dying my own body blue was a huge accident. It was forever ago, but I was dying my hair blue with a brand of color I’d never used before. I got in the shower, and boom, I was blue from head to toe. Including darker streaks of it running down my face and shoulders.
I also spent the better part of two days bleaching the hell out of the shower after my dad saw what had happened. :)

HungryGuy's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf – I wish I was your s/o right now. I’d love to see blue you :-p

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@HungryGuy if it’s any consolation, even my husband doesn’t get to see me blue. I’ve long outgrown any interest in dying my hair funky colors, and that incident seemed to be a fluke.

Brian1946's avatar

Edited due to last second instance of discretion.

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