Inquiring minds want to know. Well, you’d be surprised how very simple the answer is.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably thrown away lots of undershirts because of the stain that develops in the underarm area. The stains develop as a result of the acidity in the antiperspirants/deodorants you wear. In addition, many people believe that if they apply a generous amount of antiperspirant, they’ll sweat less. Well, guess what? It doesn’t — so stop doing that! It’s just staining your shirts more.
There’s a couple things you can do to prevent your undershirts from getting underarm stains:
- Apply a thin coat of antiperspirant or deodorant to your underarm area and let it fully dry before you put on your undershirt
- Rinse your undershirts in COLD water before you wash them.
In fact, if you have a drawer full of stain-ridden undershirts, you may be able to free your shirts of some, if not all of those pesty stains if you rinse them in cold water moving forward.
This SweatSolutions.org “Pit Stains are Stoppable” article covers this topic in detail.