How To Remove Sweat Stains & Deodorant Stains
Sweating is unavoidable: it's one of the body's natural processes, and it occurs when the body needs to cool down. But we've all encountered those dreaded yellow stains that just won't budge on our favourite white tops, and there are a few things that you can do to get rid of them. Find out how to remove sweat stains and deodorant stains with our help.
Why do we get sweat stains & deodorant stains?
If you want to understand how to remove sweat stains, it helps if you understand how they got there in the first place - even if the science behind them is decidedly unglamorous. As we shall see, their appearance is partly due to the chemicals that are present in antiperspirants: chemicals which are, ironically enough, there to prevent you from sweating quite so much in the first place.
Sweat stains are formed when your sweat reacts with the bacteria on your skin, your clothing and certain chemicals, e.g. aluminium, in the deodorant that you are wearing. If you were to view sweat in isolation, you would find that it is not yellow-coloured; rather, it is these reactions which cause it to turn yellow.
Deodorant stains are different from sweat stains - these are the infamous white marks, and they are formed when aluminium salts, an active ingredient in antiperspirants, are transferred onto your clothes.