Vol.13: How to Remove Sweat Stain?

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Yellow armpits stain…probably someone you know or yourself has probably suffered the shame and embarrassment of wearing a dress shirt with dingy, yellow stains from the armpits. Sometimes, sweat stains are unavoidable, especially with dress shirts that get worn repeatedly. However, sweat stains don’t have to permanently stain the item. Today we’re going to show you how you can easily remove yellow armpit stains and what you can do to prevent them. High-five!

 

Lemon Juice
We all know lemon has the power when it comes to cleaning. It is handy and very easy to use. Simply mix equal amount of lemon juice and water, rub it on the affected area to clean the stain. Salt can be used to scrub away the stain too.

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Vinegar Approach
Mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into a ½ cup of water and soak the shirt in that solution for 30 minutes before laundering as usual. If the stain is too bad, you can try to rub the stained area gently by itself.

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Baking Powder Paste
First, mix 1 big spoon of baking powder and 1/2 water and apply the paste to the stain. Let it sits for a few minutes, then wash as usual. I know it might sounds strange, but as baking soda has the natural cleaning power, it can also soften the protein within the sweat, which makes the stain easier to remove!

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Prevention Tips

 

  • Wear a white undershirt to absorb the sweat. A cotton undershirt will provide more absorbency for the sweat.
  • Don’t overuse the derogant! Apply a single thin application of the product. There’s no evidence that applying more works better at stopping sweat or neutralizing body odor. As long as the coverage is appropriate, you are good to go.
  • Hang dry your white shirt, either outside or inside. The heat of the dryer will set any stains that might remain. If armpit stains have remained, apply one of the above solutions again.

 

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