Ways to remove shards of glass from skin include using tweezers to lift the glass and, in certain cases, using needles to break the skin before removing the glass, according to Mayo Clinic. Clean the affected area with soap and water before removing the glass.
Sterilizing tweezers and needles with alcohol before use helps kill germs, states Mayo Clinic. After removing the glass, compress the wound softly to remove germs in the skin, use fresh water to clean the area, and allow the wound to dry before applying an antibiotic ointment. Medical assistance may be necessary if the wound is deep.