After a several wears, don’t be too surprised if you see a yellow stain under your pits on your nice white shirt. Asking yourself “Why did this happen?!”? The answer is, funnily enough, your deodorant. Chances are that your spray on or roll on deodorant has aluminium in it that has a reaction with some components in your armpits. This is what creates the yellow stains.
Don’t get too worried, there are many ways for you to still save your shirt!
USE DIFFERENT HOUSE PRODUCTS
First things first, vinegar. You’ve probably heard a lot about this miracle substance being used in a lot of things but the truth is plain and simple. Vinegar is super multifunctional! In this case you can use vinegar to pre-treat your stained clothes before tossing them in the washing machine. Just rub on some vinegar before a wash, or alternatively you can soak your stained clothes in a vinegar solution for a half an hour then wash them.
When life gives you lemons, use them to wash your clothes. Extract some lemon juice and mix it with some water, then rub it into your pit stains. Interestingly enough, lemon juice has a compound called citric acid which helps to break down the substance creating the stain itself.
Up next – toothpaste. A super easy to attain household product, toothpaste has many uses just like vinegar. To remove stains, just rub some toothpaste on that yellow stain and it should be brightened, then just toss it into your washing machine as always.
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USE DEODORANT WITH A NO STAIN FEATURE
When using deodorant, keep in mind to not use too much. Use too much and your deodorant will stick to your clothes which make removing stains difficult.
In the same vein, don’t wear your shirt immediately after putting on deo. Allow some time for the deodorant to evaporate so that it doesn’t stick to your shirt.
And as the subheading suggests, get deodorant that has a no stain feature. Good quality deo can go a long way in preventing stains in your clothes so don’t cheap out on deodorant. The last thing you want is smelling bad and having these two yellow orbs from floating under your armpits…
A FEW EXTRA TIPS
Air dry your stained clothes under the sun, and wash stains as soon as you notice them. The longer you keep stains the harder it is to remove. Also, one must not forget that the shirt itself plays a role in this. Invest in good quality shirts that have good fabric. Good material can repel the chemicals in your armpits, keeping your shirt dry and looking sharp.
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