To remove permanent marker from the skin, pour rubbing alcohol onto a paper towel, and rub the marker stain off of the skin. Alternatively, place milk on a cotton ball to rub the permanent marker off of the skin. To avoid irritation, avoid rubbing the spot too hard or for too long.
Other procedures exist for removing permanent marker from skin. Gritty or exfoliating soap is effective at removing permanent marker from skin. Natural or health food stores typically carry an array of cleansing products that are also designed to remove stubborn stains from skin, including permanent marker. Fingernail polish remover is another option, along with white, non-gel toothpaste.