No matter which party you voted for in the recent GE14, we can all agree that we did our part as Malaysians to vote for a better and brighter nation. So, be proud of yourself for exercising your right as a free citizen living in a democratic nation.

Unfortunately, it comes with a price: indelible ink on our fingers. It is so lasting to the point that some netizens have even resorted to removing the ink by using Clorox which is inadvisable as it’ll harm your skin. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of the best products to remove the indelible ink, bleach-free!

1. 20 pieces Cleaning Block Foam Magic Sponge Eraser
Buy from RM27.00

The Cleaning Block Foam Magic Sponge Eraser is one of the best sponges you can use to remove tough stains including the one that is currently on your finger. You simply use it to gently scrub away the indelible ink from your finger. Be sure to use soap while you’re at it and remember to rinse your finger with water as well.

2. Glo Lime Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid 900ml
Buy from RM6.80
Buy from Lazada MY

As Malaysians, we can attest to the effectiveness of this dishwashing liquid in making sure that our dishes are squeaky clean. But did you know that you can also use it to make the indelible ink disappear away from sight? Just apply a few drops onto your finger, scrub it with a sponge, and rinse the ink away with lukewarm water.

3. COLGATE Optic White Dazzling Mint Toothpaste 100G
Buy from RM10.50
Buy from Lazada MY

Besides brushing your teeth with toothpaste, you can also use toothpaste to get rid of the ink. For this purpose, we recommend the COLGATE Optic White Dazzling Mint Toothpaste. To remove the ink, dampen your finger, squeeze out a generous amount of the toothpaste, use a cloth to rub it all over, let it sit for a minute or so, rinse with water and voila - an ink-free finger!

4. Nail Polish Remover (Acetone 99.5%) 500ml
Buy from RM27.50
Buy from Lazada MY

This nail polish remover contains acetone so it might dissolve the ink on your finger, fingers-crossed (pun intended). Do bear in mind that you should not apply too much of it – your skin might get dry and irritated. Pour a bit of it into a cotton swab, rub it on the ink, rinse and repeat until the ink is gone. Friendly advice: Do use a moisturizer after you're done!

5. VEET Hair Removal Cream 
Buy from RM19.90

You thought VEET is only good for removing hair on your legs? Well, you’re wrong; they’re also great at making ink vanish. Start by coating your finger with lots and lots of VEET Hair Removal Cream. After you’re done making a mess out of your finger, wait for 5 minutes and then rinse with water – that’ll do the trick!

6. MaxShield Instant Hand Sanitizer
Buy from RM74.50
Buy from Lazada MY

Keep your hands free from germs and ink with MaxShield Instant Hand Sanitizer. This hand sanitizer contains a fair amount of alcohol which might just erase the ink away. To erase the ink, apply to the ink-stained finger and rub it in a circular motion for 30 seconds (like you would with Dynamo on tough-stained clothes). Rinse and repeat until every remnant of the ink is erased.

7. Schwarzkopf Silhouette Super Hold Hairspray 500ml 
Buy from RM42.70
Buy from Lazada MY

Besides holding your hair in place, this hairspray also removes the ink from your finger. You must be wondering how, at this point, but trust us on this one. The alcohol in this hairspray is the culprit as it makes the ink fade by slowly dissolving it.

Spray it onto the affected area of the finger, rub the ink-stained area with a cloth, wait for the ink to dissolve and lastly, wash it all away with tepid water.

More: 10 Things to Bring with While Waiting in Line on Election Day

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