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How To Remove Antiperspirant Stains From Colored Clothes

Date May 29, 2019 14:51

Sweating usually has two main problems: yellow spots on white clothes and white spots on colored ones. We have already talked about the first problem. But what about the white spots from antiperspirants?

When choosing a means to protect against sweat, we often follow advertising, trying to find the thing that leaves the least spots on clothes. Unfortunately, most of these means have little success because they still leave the annoying spots.

The means of protection from unwanted sweat include deodorants, antiperspirants, and deo sticks, which differ in consistency, composition, and purpose.

Antiperspirants and deo sticks

They contain aluminum salts and compounds that form a protective barrier in the area of ​​application, covering the pores and preventing sweating. As a rule, antiperspirants leave extensive white circles on clothes that can’t be eliminated by regular washing. 

Hydrogenating solvents are added to the antiperspirant formula to prevent the formation of white spots, which, unfortunately, reduce its effectiveness.

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Deodorants

The small hairs on the skin of the armpits contain a lot of bacteria that cause an unpleasant odor. Deodorants block them, but they also leave white spots.

Spots and odor aren’t always washed out with the usual products. In addition, frequent machine wash quickly ruin clothes. They start looking faded and lose their presentable appearance.

How to save colored things from white spots?

Today, we want to offer you the easiest way to deal with the white spots with the help of available tools, which always work flawlessly.

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1. Start with pouring baking soda over the area of ​​white spots.

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2. Soda reacts well with vinegar, so add it on top until it starts to sizzle.

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3. Leave the mixture for a few minutes to make it work. After that, clean the leftovers with a brush or with your hands.

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Congratulations, you have just saved your things from white spots!

All you need to do is to wash clothes in a washing machine, and you will see no stains from an antiperspirant left!

What natural remedies can help you deal with white spots?

1. Hydrogen peroxide (only for white clothes, as peroxide has a whitening effect).

2. Lemon juice. Mix in equal proportions with water and wash the stain.

3. Salt. It works the same way as lemon juice; you just have to rub it harder.

What about you? How do you remove sweat stains from clothes and underwear? Share your experience in the comments.


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