You’ve got yourself a roll of KINESIOLOGY TAPE. You’ve used it for a couple of days and felt the benefits. Now, you’re faced with a problem…HOW THE HELL DO I REMOVE KINESIOLOGY TAPE?
We know that our K Tape sticks like the proverbial. It can be a literal pain to remove.
Follow this guide to keep your skin in one piece, and you’ll learn how to remove kinesiology tape. These steps will also reduce the chances of irritation caused by improper removal.
1. DON’T REMOVE TOO QUICKLY
When it comes to K Tape. ‘Grip and Rip’ is a BAD IDEA. This is a sure-fire way to cause skin irritation and take some skin and hair with you in the process. Look after those follicles. Peel it off slowly, in the DIRECTION OF HAIR.
Oils are a tape’s worst nightmare. That’s why you won’t be able to apply tape to freshly moisturised skin. Massage oils are particularly bad for getting tape to stick.
BUT, for removal they can be a dream. Just soak your tape in a little oil, wait a few minutes, and the tape will come off MUCH EASIER.
3. MAKE THE SKIN TAUGHT
Tape doesn’t want to be removed. It will grip to your skin tighter than Big Sam to a managers job. Stretching the skin under the tape gives a firm surface to remove your tape and makes it much easier.
If none of the above appeals to you, then your final option is to wait it out. Eventually the glue on our K Tape will give up the ghost and admit defeat. However, you could be waiting 7+ days, at which point the best effects of the K Tape will be long gone.
So there you have it. You now have the very best tips and tricks on how to remove kinesiology tape safely.
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