How to Get Super Glue Off Your Skin

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While Super Glue is ideal for fixing things, it's downright scary when the glue bonds to your skin. Most fast-bonding glues, including nail glue and plastic-bonding glue, contain cyanoacrylate and require careful handling, but if you do get in a bind, here's how you can extract yourself from the sticky situation.

Things You'll Need

  • Acetone-based nail-polish remover
  • Soap
  • Warm water
  • Shallow bowl
  • Nail-polish remover
  • Do not attempt to tear or force apart the glue. This could rip your skin.

  • Apply acetone-based nail-polish remover to the area. The acetone breaks down the bond.

  • If there's a lot of glue on your skin, soak the skin in nail-polish remover to dissolve the bond.

  • Clean the area with soap and water after removing the glue.

  • If you don't have nail-polish remover, soak the affected skin in warm, soapy water.

  • Slowly roll the skin to work the bond apart as the warm water soaks through. Continue doing this until the skin is free of glue.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you get Super Glue in your eye or mouth, keep the eye or mouth open while you rinse it with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.

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