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Alexis Bennett
Feb 20, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

There's nothing worse than getting an amazing color à la Hilary Duff or Kylie Jenner, only to realize that your hands, ears, forehead, or neck have also received a major makeover. Scrubbing your skin with regular soap and water can end in disappointment, but one ingredient that's probably already in your cabinets can assist your clean up. Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to reintroduce you to baby oil.

The strong yet gentle formula is perfect for removing dyes from sensitive areas like your face, but you must move fast. Don't wait until the solution sets into the skin to attempt to remove it. The earlier you act, the easier it will be to nix any stains. So, once you notice any mistakes, saturate a cotton ball with a few drops of baby oil and add your usual face cleanser to create a solution that will break down the dye.

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And remember, the best way to battle any beauty faux pas is to prepare for the worst. Coating your hairline and ears with a petroleum jelly before applying the chemicals will help to decrease your chances of your skin absorbing the dye. So, don't let the potential for mistakes stop you from experimenting and having fun with color. Keep a jar of petroleum jelly (Vaseline, $4; and bottle baby oil (Johnson's Baby Oil, $2; on hand and you'll never have to worry.

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