What to do When Athletic Tape Leaves a Mark

8-Track tapes? Extinct.

VHS tapes? As good as gone.

KT Tape? As popular as ever.

From high school athletics to weekend warriors to professional athletes, it’s common to see competitors wearing KT Tape — aka kinesiology tape — across a variety of sports and activities.

Developed in the 1970s by Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, the tape was created to provide additional stretch and breathability compared to standard athletic tape. However, it didn’t gain widespread popularity until a slew of athletes sported the brightly colored tape in competitionin the 2012 London Olympics.

Athletic Tape and KT Tape on your body

Kinesio tape helps reduce swelling, increases mobility and boosts recovery time by supporting muscles, joints or ligaments. It can also be used to treat or prevent joint-related injuries such as sprains, muscle strains and tendonitis.

The benefits are there. The big downside is when you need to remove the tape. Athletic wraps and tape aren’t recommended to stay on your body for longer than three days.

Removing KT tape, which is resistant to water, or athletic tape can irritate your skin and downright hurt. At Goo Gone, we didn’t like the home remedy options available to us: alcohol wipes, baby oil, soaking the bandages with soapy water for extended periods of time. That’s why we decided to make Goo Gone Bandage & Adhesive Remover. It makes life easier for medical professionals and athletes of all sizes and experience.

Help is on the way

Goo Gone Bandage & Adhesive Remover is alcohol and string free, making it painless to remove tape, medical bandages or other skin adhesives.

Simply put it on a cotton swab or gauze and apply it to the edge of the tape or bandage. You can slowly pull the bandage off as you apply the Adhesive Remover. We recommend applying pressure to the opposite end of the tape that you’re pulling to alleviate loss of hair. Wash the area with soap and water once you’ve lifted the tape or bandage.

It also works on...

Goo Gone Bandage & Adhesive Remover does a lot more than you think. It also can help remove temporary tattoos, ink, body glitter, body paint, wax, marker, pen and stamps. It can even get rid of gum or sticky substances in hair. 

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