Ways to remove bandage adhesive residue from skin involve using either baby oil or cooking oil, using dish washing soap to clean the residue off and using nail polish remover to gently wipe off the bandage adhesive. Taking a warm shower or using shampoo or petroleum jelly can also help.
Cooking oil or baby oil works as a softener to loosen the grip of the residue on the skin. Apply a small amount of oil and rub gently to slough off the adhesive. Washing the affected area with shampoo or a detergent solution loosens the remaining gunk and cleans the oil too. If using nail polish remover, clean the skin with plenty of water after removing the adhesive.