No. It will not work and may just irritate the skin.
Rubbing alcohol has many uses one of these is for muscle aches and hot or feverish skin. Isopropyl one of alcohol constituents has gasoline elements which are harmful to humans if used or consumed.
Rubbing alcohol is not a substance because it is not pure, it is a mixture of (more than 4) compounds, one of which is ethyl alcohol, among water, isopropyl alcohol and detergent (soap)
This seems to be one of those situations where the question shouldn't be can you, but should you. I'm sure it is possible to swim in rubbing alcohol but I do not belive it is a good idea.
Probably Rubbing Alcohol or Listerine... OR OR Absenth
The discoloration can be improved by illumination of the natural skin on the top most layer (epidermis). One of the most effective products available in the market is dermology skin brightener. it has all the natural ingredients and it does work.
Active Ingredients Ethyl Alcohol by Volume 70% Ingredients Denatonium Benzoate , Methyl Isobutyl Ketone , Water The ingredients will be listed on the bottle. There are two standard kinds of rubbing alcohol: (1) one made with isopropryl alcohol, which has a certain toxicity but is more pleasant or neutral smelling; and (2) one made with ethyl alcohol with an added denaturing agent to make it inedible. The ethyl alcohol (ethanol) variety has a bitter or sour or unpleasant smell, and is therefore much less popular than the isopropryl alcohol variety. This is why even though the pharmaceutical definition for "rubbing alcohol" is denatured ethyl alcohol, isopropryl alcohol is far more available commercially and is also labeled as "rubbing" alcohol. The uses of both varieties are the same, although isopropryl alcohol, because of its inherant toxicity, carries warnings about overuse and safe handling. According to Wikipedia.org1: Common, over the counter "Rubbing Alcohol" in pads or in fluid form is generally 60-70% solution of isopropanol in water. Although Isopropanol is sometimes sold as "Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, 70%" and "Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, 99%" (harder to find but generally more useful for experimenters & cleaning uses), there is no isopropyl alcohol in the United States Pharmacopeia formula for Rubbing alcohol, U.S.P.. It is used as a disinfectant, and is a common solvent.
It possibly could. Ethanol (one of two types of rubbing alcohol, and the kind of alcohol that is used in beverages) is known to diffuse through skin, both inward, into the body, and outward, away from the body. That said, the kinetics of alcohol transport across the skin is not completely understood, and is the subject of ongoing research. Here is a recent (2005) paper on the subject from the Japan Journal of Physiology (in english): http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/reprint/100/2/649.pdf
Rubbing alcohol is known as isopropyl alcohol (C 3H 8O); it is one of the more useful of the commercial alcohols, included in hand lotions and many cosmetic items as well as in antifreeze or deicer products. A 70 percent solution has more germicidal properties than does ETHANOL (drinking alcohol), so it is used in many health-care situations, both in households and in medical facilities. It is also used for massages and by athletic trainers to treat skin and muscle groups, hence the term rubbing. It has a drying effect on the skin and causes blood vessels to dilate; its distinctive odor is associated with doctor's offices, since it is used to clean the skin being prepared for an injection.
AnswerAlcohol (of at least a 60% solution) will kill all fungi, 99.9% of bacteria and many viruses, but does not kill spores. ANSWER:It doesn't kill as well as you would think it should on skin. It will however sweep it from one place on the skin to another. When you go to give blood, the nurse starts with an alcohol prep pad and makes a circle with it going outwards. This is because alcohol is not a sterilizer. Use Betadine on the skin or bleach on other surfaces to kill bacteria most effectively. If an item is immersed in alcohol, then it will kill most bacteria.
Rubbing alcohol contains two ingredients. One is isopropanol (also called isopropyl alcohol or propan-2-ol), which has C3H7OH as its chemical formula. The other ingredient is water. The rubbing alcohol sold in pharmacies is typically 70% isopropanol by mass and 30% water. It also comes as a 91% isopropanol. The 70% is actually a better disinfectant.Ethyl alcohol is also available as a rubbing alcohol, and is a smaller molecule than isopropanol.Also note that rubbing alcohol that is bought over the counter, especially in the US, is adulterated with all sorts of other molecules, such as benzene and methanol. This is done to keep people from drinking them. (In the US, they are added so that they can be sold without a liquor license.)Read more: What_are_the_ingredients_in_rubbing_alcohol
Difference In Grain and Rubbing AlcoholIf memory serves me correctly, grain alcohol is derived from the fermentation of various grains, with the most common being from corn, and it's safe to consume. On the other hand, rubbing alcohol contains isopropyl alcohol (which is a chemically made alcohol), and usually contains additional water and sometimes glycerine, and isn't intended to be substituted for either grain or wood alcohol. To drink it would make one very ill and may even be lethal, or cause blindness. In other words grain alcohol is not equal to rubbing alcohol. period.steph says no.