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Removing Concrete Mix and Dust from Skin

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How do I remove concrete from the skin?

By LJ from Victoria


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February 7, 20110 found this helpful

Rub your hands together well to get as much off as possible and then simply wash with mild soap and water. Be sure to use lotion afterwards because concrete powder/mix is very drying to the skin.

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July 15, 20160 found this helpful

I heard you can use vinegar?

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February 7, 20111 found this helpful

Vinegar. It is an acid and will do the trick.

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March 5, 20170 found this helpful

Years ago I was a gunite gun operator. I would come home covered in cement dust. After showering, I could see the cement dust still on my skin. No amount of scrubbing would remove it all.

I learned that rubbing my body and hair down with baby oil before showering and shampooing removed all traces of dust.

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February 6, 20110 found this helpful

My husband is a stone mason and gets concrete mix and dust on his skin, mainly arms and legs. How do you get that off? We have heard of using vinegar-rubbing on skin before showering. Does anyone know if it really works?

Amy from Harleysville, PA


Removing Concrete Mix and Dust from Skin

Vinegar sounds logical. Cement is mostly ground limestone. Limestone is a lot of calcium. Calcium is alkaline. The vinegar would pretty much react to limestone the way it does to baking soda, on a much smaller scale. It sounds like it would bust it up and make it easier to wash off. (06/27/2006)

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