It goes without saying that yellow armpit stains aren’t a good look for your crisp white dress shirts. But, don’t let those yellow sweat stains make you throw away your shirts. Try the methods below. Depending on how long the stain has been there, you might have to try different methods, and repeat them in order to remove stubborn stains.
Removing sweat stains from your shirt
Here is a list of proven method to get rid of armpit stains on shirts:
This is the most effective method.
- You’ll need 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
- Mix together the baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide until it forms a paste. Remove the shirt from the vinegar water and gently squeeze until the shirt is just damp. Lay flat on a towel-covered work surface and coat the stains with the mixture. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitening agent, and baking soda and salt work together to lift the stain. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
- Put the shirt in the laundry with a load of whites and wash. Voilà! Now you can take off your jacket and raise your arms proudly without worrying about flashing nasty stains.
Baking Soda Method
- Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with one quarter cup water.
- Scrub the paste into the armpits with an old toothbrush or fingernail brush.
- Let sit for an hour.
- Wash and dry with low heat.
- Make a solution of vodka and water.
- Spray it onto sweat stains before washing.
Here is how to prevent future armpit stains.
All you need to do to prevent armpit stains is to swap your deodorant (antiperspirant) Yes, it is that simple.
Many experts agree aluminium — a pore-blocking agent found in many deodorants — combined with sweat is the cause of the discolouration. Simply swapping your current stick for a deodorant that does not contain aluminum is the easy fix.