How to Get Dirt Off Your Neck

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How to Get Dirt Off Your Neck
A dirty neck can make you look like an unclean person. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Dirt is everywhere when you go outside; thus, it's difficult to avoid. Before you know it, you could be sporting an ugly and quite noticeable dirt spot on your neck. If you haven't been rolling in it, there's the possibility that it took to the wind and attached itself to your vulnerable neck. Now you're faced with the obligatory task of getting rid of it for social and hygiene reasons. A little soap goes a long way in achieving your end goal of a dirt-free neck.

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Things you need

  • Hair pins or ponytail holder
  • Dry towel
  • Clean dry cloth
  • Clean damp cloths
  • Hand soap or body wash

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  1. 1

    Pin your hair back to keep it out of the way. Use clips or ponytail holders to keep your hair off of your neck.

  2. 2

    Place a towel over your shoulders to protect your clothing from dirt and water.

  3. 3

    Brush away loose dirt from your neck over the sink or garbage can with a dry cloth. Bend your torso forward to prevent getting dirt on your clothes.

  4. 4

    Dampen a clean cloth or bath sponge with warm water and wring it out to avoid making a mess. This will prevent excess moisture from dripping all over you.

  5. 5

    Squeeze a small amount of liquid body wash or hand soap onto the damp sponge or cloth. Use care not to squeeze too hard or there will surely be soap everywhere.

  6. 6

    Wipe the soapy cloth or sponge over the dirt to remove it. Don't scrub too vigorously, as this may cause reddening of the skin, or at worst, a painful case of whiplash.

  7. 7

    Rinse away soap and dirt residue with a different cloth dampened with water and nothing else. Wring this cloth out too.

  8. 8

    Pat your neck dry to absorb the residual moisture. Leave your hair pinned up to allow your skin to finish air drying.

Tips and warnings

  • Dirt can also be removed from your neck during normal bathing or while taking a shower or a bath.

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