In some areas, going to the beach may expose you to some unseemly stuff, such as tar, that washes up on the beach. But don’t be alarmed; with a little patience, you can get rid of tar with ease.

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Allow the tar to dry and harden

Peel it gently from your skin. If the tar will not peel away, place some ice cubes in a plastic bag and apply the bag to the tar. The tar should then harden enough to be peeled or chipped away.

Wash the affected area with a mild abrasive soap, such as Lava, to remove the remaining stain.

Apply an exfoliating scrub to the area, if stain persists.

Rinse in warm water.

Pat dry with a towel.