I was coloring my hair and attempted to remove some dye from my hair. I used a regular bar of soap to wash and rinse my face. It was not very affective. I took my facewash and just washed and rinsed my whole face. When the dye still didnt come off I tried to wipe it off using nail polish remover and it burned pretty bad. I was just wondering if the alcohol in the nail polish remover could have reacted with my face wash to cause a chemical burn. Or perhaps it had to do with the hair color? The hair dye is called Splat and it contains water, sodium acryloldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Benzoyl alcohol, Glycerin, xanthan gum, dyhydroacedic acid, phenoxyethanol, citric acid, disodium EDTA. Then it says fragrance may contain: acid red 52, acid orange 7 ... etc. The face wash is Clean&Clear. It says "deep action exfoliating scrub". The ingredients are: water, methyl gluceth-20, lauryl glucoside, polyethylene, disodium lauroamphodiacetate, sodium laureth sulfate, PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, dimethicone PEG-8, meadowfoamate, fragrance, microcrystalline wax, methylparaben, sodium hydroxide, menthol, ploythylene, DMDM hydrotonin, panethal, disodium EDTA, polyquarternium-7, citric acid, sodium benzotriazolyl butyphenol sulfonate, blue 1, yellow 5, red 30, talc, and ultramarines. The nail polish remover is non-acetone and contains: ethyl acetate, alcohol, water, propylene carbonate, dymethyl gluctarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, glycerin, gelatin, fragrance, isopropyl alcohol, propyl acetate, benzophenome-1, castor oil, denatonium benzoate, D&C red No. 17, and D&C yellow No. 11. What caused the burn? How bad is this burn and is there anything I can do, or just let it heal itself? Anything I should avoid using on my face until it heals?
What caused my chemical burn and what should I do about it?
- 13 Jul 2015 by abbeyflo96
- 13 July 2015
Added 13 Jul 2015:
I meant skin not hair
Oh heavens. Its probably the nail polish remover reacting with the dye. Did it have acetone in it? Regular shampoo (not the kind for color treated hair) will take the dye off. Never use anything harsh on your face after you get dye on it. For now only use water on the area that got burned. Neosporin oint on the burns would help.
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