You’ve been pricked, now what? Keep reading to learn how to remove cactus spines from skin. This is a safe and effective method, but it still hurts quite a bit!
How to Remove Cactus Spines From Skin
If you’ve ever been pricked by a cactus, you really only have 2 options: leave it in forever, or take it out.
Now, obviously you’re going to go with option 2: remove the spine. But how?
Well, REI did some research for us, and found the best most accurate method for us all. But first, let’s check out their survey….
Most Popular Methods of Removing Cactus Spines From Skin
You can thanks visually for these tips!
Popular Methods of Cactus Spine removal:
1. Pull with teeth
0% spines removed plus your friends will laugh at you.
2. Adhesive Tape
30% of spines removed, major irritation caused.
3. Adhesive Tape More Times
30% of spines removed, major irritation caused (more times). You just couldn’t stop at trying it once!
4. Elmer’s Glue with Gauze
63% of spines removed, no extra irritation and beautifully messy.
76% of spines removed, no extra irritation from this timeless classic.
*6. Tweezing plus glue*
95% of spines removed, no extra irritation and best results.
Looks like Tweezing plus Glue are the best most effective method of removing cactus spines from skin!
Thank you WikiHow for these brief instructions:
Cover the wounded area in glue, wait for it to try for 5-10 minutes, then peel off and watch as the needles peel off with it.
Remove any noticable spines with needles. This is not the quickest way, but it is the most effective.