A bit of DIY; a craft project; introducing your kids to model aeroplanes. All seem like great ideas at the time, but become much less fun if (or when) you end up dripping super glue onto your skin. Actually, gluing your fingers together with this particular adhesive need not ruin the day – these tips on removing super glue from skin may well solve your problem!
It is always useful to own some specialist super glue remover, readily available in many stores. Check the instructions to be sure that they are suitable for use on skin as well as other surfaces. However, the tips below are a handy and easy alternative. You can also check out this handy article on how to remove glue from clothes, in case any super glue has found its way on to your clothes as well!
How to Remove Super Glue from Skin
When using any cleaning product on your skin, it’s important to be wary of potential reactions. Check product labels for instructions and safety guidelines, spot-test a tiny amount on your skin before you start, and wash your skin immediately with cool water once the glue removal process is over.
Do not use any cleaning products on broken or damaged skin, and seek medical attention immediately in the event of an adverse reaction.
- If you do get super glue on your skin, the first thing to do is to soak the affected area in warm soapy water. If you act quickly, this may well be all that is needed in order to loosen the glue. Some vinegar can be added to the soapy water, for its acidic properties to work against the agents of the glue.