Pump marks & Dex marks are the bane of my existence. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But I think we can all agree that they are a pain in the behind. Nothing says invisible illness like very visible pump marks all over your body. The benefit of having an invisible illness is… yep…you guessed it’s supposed to be INVISIBLE!
Getting Rid of Pump Marks
So, how do we get rid of these stubborn sticker marks that tattoo our body? For the longest time I was spending half my shower time trying to scrub the damn things off. My skin would be beet red from all the scrubbing and still I would see traces of sticker residue.
There are products out there help to take off the glue, but I wanted to find a natural solution, and I didn’t want to go out and spend any money on something. So I opened my pantry cabinets and did a little expiriment.
I tried four different products. Three of which were natural: Coconut Oil, Vinegar, Shampoo. And the fourth was rubbing alcohol (some may argue that this is natural too – but I am more apt to put it in the toxin category).
I put each product on the end of a q-tip and scrubbed the area for 20 seconds with each one.
The winner is:
Alcohol swab came in second
Shampoo in third
Vinegar in last
I would love to know what you use to remove pump marks!