SECOND SKIN ADHESION
Go ahead–beat it up, swim with it, wear it on your feet during sand volleyball, or your 100 mile mud run. When it comes to our adhesive, we’ve designed it to last through showers, humidity, sweat, tears, and victory.
How To Use:
1. Apply 30 minutes prior to activity.
2. Apply the right amount of stretch per application.
3. Do NOT rip off! Gently remove tape from skin.
4. Trim excess hair for better adhesion.
5. Clean any dirt, oils and lotions from area.
6. Avoid stretching the ends of the tape.
7. Trim the corners and edges to curve shape.
8. After applying, firmly rub the tape to activate the adhesive.
AIRFLEX tape is a great product that can help you with just about any kind of pain. From a pulled hamstring muscle to a sore shoulder, you can put this tape on any area of your body and get instant relief.
If you want your tape to give you relief for an extended amount of time, it is important to make sure it sticks properly. Here are some helpful tips.
Clean your skin.
About an hour before sticking the tape, use a gentle soap to clean your skin as thoroughly as possible. You are trying to remove all dirt and oils. You should also shave or trim any hair on your skin to about 1/8 of an inch to help with the adhesion. Shaving is the best option, but for some areas of the body, it can be a bit uncomfortable so trimming is ideal.
Give yourself enough time.
It is optimal to stick the tape to your skin at least an hour after or an hour (or more) before any exercise or showering.
Prepare your skin.
Immediately before placing the tape, clean the area with rubbing alcohol. This will clean your skin of any dirt and oil that you can’t see and will give the tape a nice, clean surface to adhere to.
Round the tape’s corners.
If the tape requires cutting, cut the corners in a round shape. The round corners are helpful in keeping the tape on the skin longer and they will reduce fraying.
There is a certain way you are supposed to apply the tape depending on the injury and area that is hurting. If you don’t put the tape on as directed, it could cause it to pull too much and loosen earlier than it should.
Take the backing paper off.
Rip the paper to make it easier to remove. As you remove the paper, only remove what you need as you are applying it. Try your best to not touch the sticky side.
Place the tape on your skin.
As you are placing the tape on the area that needs it, place it directly on your skin and not on other pieces of tape if you can. Some applications require you to overlap the tape.
Only stretch the middle of the tape.
Some tape application requires you to stretch the tape as you apply it. Make sure that you never stretch the ends, though. You should assure that the first and last couple of inches are applied with absolutely no stretch.
Activate the adhesive.
Before moving the part of your body that you taped, rub the tape vigorously. This friction causes heat, which activates the adhesive agent.
No matter what kind of injury or pain you are having, you can use AIRFLEX tape to give you relief.