Tired of those unsightly yellow perspiration stains on your light clothing or the discoloration under your arms on your darker garments? These stains are the result of the interaction of your deodorant and the fibers of your clothing. It is not the sweat that causes the discoloration. The real culprit is the combination of that moisture with the deodorant or antiperspirant you are using.
Preventing Perspiration Stains
The reason why you get those stains could be a combination of the misapplication of your underarm product and the product itself.
Here are some tips from DELIA'S Cleaners that will help you avoid perspiration stains:
- Use only a single, thin application of your deodorant or antiperspirant.
- Change your deodorant -" if it has a lot of aluminum or alcohol (fragrance), you increase the chances for permanent stains. Try an aluminum-free or lower PH- based deodorant.
- Allow your application to dry completely before putting on your clothes.
- Bring your garment to DELIA'S Cleaners after wearing -" do not let any residual have a chance to soak into your fabric.
For discoloration, the professional cleaners at DELIA'S Cleaners can sometimes neutralize it depending on the length of time the deodorant has been on the fabric and the sensitivity of the fabric to acids found in many deodorants and antiperspirants. Unfortunately, the results are unpredictable and the color change could be permanent.