How to remove sticky superglue from skin with butter or oil
Skin still stick with superglue, even after soaking? Then try oils! Butter and natural oils – such as coconut oil – are a great way to get the superglue off your skin.
- Follow the steps above to soak your skin in hot, soapy water first.
- Rub butter, coconut oil, or avocado oil onto the affected area.
- Massage the area until the superglue is removed.
How to remove stubborn superglue from skin with acetone
Do you or a family member love doing your nails? Well, the acetone in nail varnish remover could be the perfect antidote to superglue on your skin.
- Make sure you do not have any broken skin or cuts – this method should not be used if you do.
- Rinse your hands thoroughly.
- Pour a little acetone into a bowl.
- Soak the superglue affected area for 1 minute, until the glue dissolves. If it’s difficult to soak the area without submerging your entire hand then you can soak some cotton wool in acetone and wrap it over the area instead.
- Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards and moisturise. Follow our guide to washing your hands effectively to ensure you remove all traces of acetone.
How to remove dried superglue from skinwith pumice stone
Superglue is much harder to remove once it has dried but for any areas of skin that are easy to reach, you can try buffing the dried glue off with a pumice stone.
- Soak your skin in hot, soapy water for around 10 minutes first.
- Dip your pumice stone into the warm, soapy water.
- Rub the affected skin with the pumice stone. Work in a circular motion.
- Be careful not to damage the skin beneath the glue – always stop if it hurts.
How to remove leftover superglue from skin with lemon juice
Still got some dried glue left? Natural acids, like lemon juice, can help breakdown superglue and is particularly useful when learning how to remove superglue from fingersthat are stuck together.
- Pour lemon juice into a bowl.
- Allow the affected skin to soak for around 10 minutes.
- Dip a clean, soft toothbrush into the lemon juice.
- Using the toothbrush, rub the lemon juice directly onto the affected area.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to dry your hands and gently rub away the superglue.
With these easy steps, you now know how to remove superglue from your skinin 5 different ways – but what if you’ve got superglue on more than just your skin? Read our guide to removing glue from clothes next to learn tips on tackling superglue stains on fabrics.