Get Super Glue Off the Skin isn’t totally impenetrable. You can remove it in a few easy steps.
Super glue is design to be a very strong adhesive. It quickly creates a bond that seals plastic, rubber, wood, and other substances in seconds and doesn’t let go. If you accidentally glue your fingers together, or glue them to a mug or table leg you are fixing, it’s easy to get stuck fast.
How to get super glue out of your skin
If you get super glue on your skin, the best thing to do is to grab some acetone — an ingredient in many nail polish removers. Then follow these steps:
- Remove any clothing the glue has get onto.
- Gently rub a small amount of acetone onto the bonded area of skin.
- If you can, try to gently peel your skin apart, as if you were removing a bandage. Don’t pull too hard — you could tear the skin.
- Once you’ve separate the skin, wash the area with soap and water.
- Apply lotion to your skin to prevent dryness.
Don’t have nail polish remover? Soak your skin in warm, soapy water. Then, try to gently peel or roll your skin apart. It may take a little longer, but you should be able to get the glue off this way.
Get super glue from eyelids
- Flush your eyes with warm water.
- Don’t try to pull your eyelids apart.
- See your eye doctor, who may have special treatments to help unseal the glue.
- If your eye doctor can’t get your eyelids open, your eye should open up on its own within a week.
Removing from lips or mouth
- Wash your lips with a lot of warm water.
- If you can, gently peel or roll your lips apart.
- Try not to swallow any glue that comes off.
- If you can not get your lips unstuck, see a doctor.