When you work with super glue, sooner or later you'll need to know how to get super glue off skin. Gluing your fingers together is a common problem. Thankfully, the process of removing super glue from skin is usually quick and easy. Even if you can't wash it off, super glue will rub off by itself after a few days.
To get super glue off skin, you will need:
- soap and water
- Wash the affected area and soak it in warm, soapy water.
- Apply acetone to the affected area.
- Peel off the hardened super glue from your skin.
Tips: The most accessible source of acetone is nail polish remover. Make sure you pick a nail polish remover that has acetone in the ingredients (not all do), or it will not get super glue off skin. Acetone can dry out your skin. If you use acetone to get super glue off skin, apply moisturizing lotion afterwards to keep from drying out and damaging your skin. Don't use acetone if the super glue is stuck to your mouth or eyelids. Use soapy water to wash the area to help get super glue off skin. For super glue on the eyelid, wear a gauze patch until the glue comes off. Don't try to pry the eyelids apart if they're stuck together, or you might hurt yourself. For super glue on the mouth, gently work the lips apart and let the glue dry up on its own. Don't swallow the dried bits of super glue, as they may be hazardous.