The best way for Saniderm removal is to find an edge of the bandage, and then to pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the Saniderm can be painful, so we don’t recommend it. In some rare cases, people can “stick” to the Saniderm bandage better than others, which can make it more difficult than normal to remove. In cases like this, try removing the Saniderm in a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, making it easier and more comfortable to remove.
If that doesn’t work, take a small amount of Sanibalm (coconut, olive, or baby oil can work as well – when something a little stronger is needed, this product will do the trick) and apply it around the edges of the bandage.
Oils work to weaken the adhesive and make Saniderm removal easier. In rare instances where none of the above work, baking soda mixed with water will certainly do the trick (although this is the worst option where the health of your skin is concerned).
Additionally, the Saniderm adhesive can leave behind a small amount of sticky residue after removal. You can use Sanibalm or oil to remove any residue left behind. However, you will need to wash the area afterward, as oil may suffocate the skin pores and can cause irritation.
After removing your first Saniderm bandage, we recommend applying a second piece of Saniderm. This bandage can be left on for up to 6 days, totaling out to 7 days of tattoo healing with Saniderm.
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