How to remove superglue on hands: a cheap product will help

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Regular petroleum jelly and a little patience will allow you to clean the skin without injury

No matter how carefully you work with superglue, this useful household substance can still let you down and get on your hands. And it can do so insidiously that you won't even notice that your palms or fingers are dirty. And if the glue has time to dry, you won't be able to remove it in one go. It's only in its liquid state that it can be easily washed off with soap and water.

However, it is possible to remove dried superglue from the skin without friction and injury. OBOZ.UA tells you about a simple and effective life hack that even nail technicians who have to work with this substance a lot use.

Ordinary petroleum jelly will help to remove the remnants of superglue. But you will have to take a little more care than usual.

Start by washing your hands with warm water and mild soap. This will weaken the glue a bit. Next, dry your hands with a towel, take petroleum jelly and apply it generously to the hardened glue. Gently rub the product into the glue stain so that it gradually destroys its structure. Under the influence of petroleum jelly, the bonds in the cyanoacrylate molecules will weaken and the adhesive will gradually begin to come off. But do not rush and do not tear off the adhesive film - you can damage the skin. Keep rubbing the petroleum jelly until the adhesive residue is completely wiped off by itself.

If you don't have petroleum jelly on hand, you can substitute vegetable oil or mineral oil. They may take a little longer to work, but they are also very effective in removing the adhesive film.

When you're done, wash your hands again with soap and water and dry them with a towel. Carefully inspect the treated area. If there are any traces of glue, treat them again with petroleum jelly. Repeat the procedure until all residue is removed. When you are done, wash your hands again, apply a nourishing cream and let the product absorb completely. This will restore the skin's moisture balance.

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