Contrary to popular belief, yellow armpit stains are not caused by just sweat. Most experts agree that such yellow stains are caused by a combination of aluminum used in deodorants and salt in sweat. I know right! I never ‘expert’! The very thing meant to keep your armpits dry is what’s killing your shirt.
You or someone you know has probably suffered the shame and embarrassment of wearing a cool shirt with a bunch of stains decorating the armpits. Monday morning when you “gisting” your buddies at work about this fine chick you met over the weekend, they are staring with rapt attention at your eye-catching golden pits instead of listening to you. When your baby asks for your jacket to keep warm from the chilly wind or AC, you become awkward cos you know the yellow armpits of shame will be unmasked, thus you miss out a chance to be a “gentleman”. It’s a problem.
Well, you not alone, as it doesn’t have to be this way. Won’t you love to feel confident in yourself when you raise your hands up to give high-five? Would you like to save money by restoring your shirts instead of buying new ones, we both know the economy isn’t friendly for that kind of transition. So here are 4 ways to manage the shirts in your wardrobe.
1. REMEMBER TO SHAVE:
Keep your armpit hair trimmed, as by reducing your pit hair, it reduces wetness, the possibility of stains, and the need for antiperspirants. When in doubt just shave though, it’s cleaner and a lot healthier.
2. WASH REGULARLY:
Stains are harder to remove once they set in or rather when they dry up on the shirt, so the sooner you wash your shirts, the less likely it is that the stains will form. Using the grandma trick of soaking the shirts in hot water and some bleach and detergent can help reduce the yellow coloration of your shirt.
3. INVEST IN UNDERWEAR:
Wear an underarm shirt or singlet, that extra layer of clothing between the skin and a shirt can be enough to prevent the formation of sweat stains on the armpit sections of the shirt.
4. TRY BAKING SODA:
It’s more than just a cooking ingredient, mix a paste of 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1/4 cup water (for added effect add some detergent), and apply over the affected area. You can try this as many times as possible until the stain is completely removed.