We’ve all ruined at least one favorite shirt during the summer due to the appearance of underarm sweat marks.
Even if you go for strong antiperspirants, it’s still possible to get those dreaded stains. Anyone who has attempted to remove sweat marks knows how stubborn and almost impossible to deal with those are.
There’s some light in the end of the tunnel – a simple and natural solution does exist. All that you need to get rid of underarm sweat marks is found in your kitchen. To save your favorite shirts and blouses, you will need the following:
- Lemon Juice (Fresh or bottled)
- Spray Bottle
The lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which is a natural lightening agent. All that you need to do is fill the spray bottle with equal amounts of lemon juice and water. Shake well.
Spray the underarm areas of your shirts with the solution and allow the vitamin C in lemon juice to act for a couple of minutes. You may want to leave it on longer for a tougher stain.
The next thing you can do is either toss the shirt in the washing machine or just rinse it with water. Let the piece dry outside, preferably in sunlight. The sun will boost the effectiveness of vitamin C even further.
This basic procedure should lead to the significant reduction of the sweat stains. If necessary, repeat once again. You will soon notice the sweat marks disappear completely.
Sweat stains are notoriously hard to get rid of. If citrus remedies haven’t worked for you so far, consider this one-two punch of hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing detergent.
1.) Mix 1 part of Dawn (dish-washing liquid) and 2 parts Hydrogen peroxide plus a couple tbsp of baking soda (optional).
2.) Pour the mixture over stain and let it sit for one hour. If you are adding baking soda, try to scrub lightly for extra pesky stains. Wash as usual and stains will be gone like magic.