The best way to take Super glue from your skin or nails is to pass a product with propylene carbonate in the region, as this product uncovers the glue and removes it from the skin. This type of product, is known for removing all of the glue from your skin, it can be found in building material stores, but also in some pharmacies and even supermarkets, next to the Super glue.
If you use some of the home techniques and still some glue remains on your skin, however, it will come out naturally. In addition, the skin and nails may become slightly fragile, so it is recommended you put moisturizer to relieve irritation and redness.
These techniques should only be used when the skin is intact and without wounds:
1. Dipping the region in hot water
This technique is the simplest and works best when the super glue is not completely dry, because the water can prevent it completely drying and allows you to gradually withdraw the glue.
How to use: Place the glued region into a container with warm water for 10 minutes and during this time, either pull the glue lightly or gently scrape with a nail file, for example.
2. Use laundry soap
Using soap along with a little warm water can also help to break off the super glue from the skin. This technique can also be used to remove the glue from your clothes, being better option than acetone, which is normally used, but that can degrade the fabric.
How to use: Put 2 tablespoons of powdered soap in about 50 ml of warm water and mix well until a homogeneous paste is obtained. Then dipping the area affects the mixture for about 5 minutes until the glued parts are peeled off. Finally, add 2 tablespoons of powdered soap with 5 to 10 ml of lukewarm water until a uniform paste is formed to scrub the skin and remove as much of the super glue.
3. Rub with salt
This technique is great to complement the warm water, as it is more successful when it is possible to peel off the glue from the skin before rubbing with the salt.
How to use: salt should be put over the glued region and try to put some crystals inside the region that is glued. Then rub the skin to make a small exfoliation and remove the glue. This technique works very well to take off two glued fingers, for example.
4. Passing acetone
Although acetone is not the best solution as it may lightly attack the skin, because it is a slightly corrosive substance that can help remove the super glue from the skin, especially in the most difficult cases.
How to use: Put acetone directly on the region and rub a bit with the help of a small piece of cotton, trying to use the minimum of acetone. Next, it is best to wash the area with warm water and soap to stop the action of acetone on the skin.
5. Put butter
Oils and fats of animal or vegetable origin, such as butter or coconut oil, for example, can also help separate the glue from the skin as they moisturize dry glue and facilitate removal. This technique can even be used after using warm water or soap powder when the super glue is no longer maintaining the region so glued.
How to use: apply a small amount on the glued region and rub lightly until it releases. If necessary, you can apply more oil or fat.
How to take super glue from teeth
The best strategy to take the super glue out of your teeth is to brush your teeth with a toothbrush for 5 to 10 minutes with paste and mouthwash several times during the day until all the glue has left.
If you can not remove the glue this way you should go to the emergency room or the dentist to remove it in the most appropriate way, especially if it is affecting a large area of the mouth or in the eyes, for example, because this glue can cause necrosis in these tissues.