Get Rid Of Underarm Stains And Keep Them Away

Get Rid Of Underarm Stains And Keep Them Away

When we showed you how to banish stains with homemade stain removers, many of you begged for methods to rid yourself of those unsightly, yellow, I-don’t-know-how-this-happened-I-swear-I-used-antiperspirant underarm stains on your clothes. Turns out that it can be done in stages.

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Style site Men’s Flair has some pointers to help you raise your arms high—without dreading the looks horror as you reveal yellow stains—through proper treating, washing and drying. Men’s Flair lists many of the concoctions we’ve covered before, such as using citrus and baking soda/borax combos.

What caught our attention more than any of the treating and washing tips though, is the info on how to properly dry a shirt for best pit-stain removing results:

If at all possible, dry your white shirts in the sun. This can help to “draw out” stains, and make your white shirt look even whiter than it did after you washed it. If you can’t dry your shirt outside, try air drying indoors instead.

Avoid drying your shirt in the dryer. Heat can set residual stains and will not help you get the whitest shirt possible.

Head over to the link bellow for the tips and keep in mind that these methods focus on white cotton t-shirts, so be careful with your colorful delicates.

Underarm Stains on Shirts No More [Men’s Flair]


  • So shirts dry “whiter” in the sun than via other methods? “Draw out” stains?

    Is this saying a “whiter” or “cleaner” look is in part due to the drying process?

    Why would this be?

    Sounds dodgy with a whole load of hand waving.

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