How to get rid of yellow stains and prevent them for women
Do you have yellow perspiration stains on your shirts? Or are you looking for the solution on how to prevent sweat stains on your favourite shirts? You’re not alone. This is one of the most common problems that women face! The easiest solution is never let them happen in the first place, but if you have them here are a few simple at home solutions to get rid of yellowing shirts.
What causes yellow sweat stains on my clothes?
Perspiration is mostly water, however it is made up of a small percentage of other things - ammonia, sodium chloride, urea and lactic acid. All of which cause the yellowing and embarrassing sweat stains. When these are trapped against your clothing for long durations of time, they build and create stains on the underarms. Causing your favourite fashion pieces to become unwearable and a waste of an investment.
As much as we wish we could, we can't stop ourselves from sweating forever (at least without harmful procedures!) The solution to preventing stains from appearing and damaging your clothes in the first place is to consider wearing tops under your favourite blouses and dresses. Nudy Patooty Bamboo Undershirts are soft, breathable and feature high-performance fabric right in the underarm to absorb the sweat and moisture and prevent it from damaging your clothing. It also protects your clothes from the chemicals in deodorants, as well as the bacteria and odours from your body. The undershirts fit invisible under most clothes, and offer a snug and figure smoothing fit, to ensure that no one will know you're wearing it!
What causes underarm odour?
Often times with sweat, we can count on the dreaded presence of body odour. Why you may be asking? Well underarm odour is the result of when bacteria reacts with moisture. Bacteria grows quickly in the presence of perspiration, especially if the pH balance of the skin is off or if moisture remains on the skin for a prolonged period.
When we wear sleeves and other clothing that cover the underarm, the moisture from our sweat gets trapped and allows an opportunity for the bacteria to grow and build up, creating odours. Regularly shaving or waxing the underarm can also contributes to bacterial growth because it removes hair which is meant to wick perspiration away from the surface of the skin.
What is the difference between deodorant & antiperspirant?
Simply put, deodorants prevent growth or odour causing bacteria, while antiperspirants prevent sweating.
Why doesn’t my antiperspirant stop sweat completely?
Antiperspirants do not prevent perspiration they simply reduce the amount you perspire (the FDA requires antiperspirants reduce perspiration by 20% to meet standard guidelines and 30% to be considered extra-effective.) Sweating is a natural solution the body uses to cool down and to help regulate our internal body temperature. While there is not really a solution to stop yourself from permanently sweating, there are alternative, more permanent solutions. Some to name are; Botox injections, laser treatment or prescribed medications. However these are for more extreme cases and research should be done before turning to medical procedures.
Is my antiperspirants causing stains on my clothes?
Most likely, yes! This is because most brands and products use aluminum-based compounds, which as an antiperspirant base allows perspiration ducts to swell and block moisture from releasing. However, these ingredients bond with our perspiration and when they do escape, they create stains on our clothes. Leaving permanent damage on your favourite tops and dresses.
How do you remove yellow stains from white clothing (and any other colour for that matter!)?
- Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with a quarter cup of water and scrub into the stain.
- Let the mixture sit on the stain for about an hour.
- Wash the piece of clothing in cold water, once complete check to see if the stain is removed, if not repeat before drying.
- Mix equal parts white vinegar and water into a spray bottle
- Spray onto stain and let sit for about an hour
- Wash the piece of clothing in cold water, once complete check to see if stain is removed, if not repeat before drying.
For the following two techniques take precaution of clothing with colour where or around where the yellow stains are, as the hydrogen peroxide may cause discolouring. Before using test a small, discrete area on the clothing item first.
- Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water
- Soak stain in mixture for 30 to 45 minutes
- Wash the clothing piece in cold water. Check to see if stain is removed, if not repeat before drying.
- Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and water and apply to stain
- Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Brush off any dried residue and wash in cold water. Check if stain is removed, if not repeat before drying.
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- Always soak and wash in cold water! Avoid using hot water and the dryer, as the heat will set the stains.
- No bleach! Even though it may seem like the right solution, chlorine bleach will actually darken the stains when it reacts with the proteins in the sweat.