Sweat itself is clear, but when sweat patches get on your clothes and dry, the salt, proteins and oils in your sweat may leave a residue.
What are yellow sweat stains?
Yellow stains occur if the sweat patches are left to dry and not washed for a long time, or if there’s a build-up of antiperspirant deodorant product mixed in. Over time, the aluminium in the product combines with your sweat to form a yellow sweat stain which is hard to remove with normal washing.
What are white marks on clothes?
White marks on clothes can come from your antiperspirant deodorant product. Some products transfer easily to your clothes and leave marks as you dress.
Other products, like Rexona’s Invisible Dry range, are specially designed to minimise visible white marks on your clothes and to help prevent the buildup of yellow sweat stains, so you still get great protection – for you and your favourite clothes.
How to prevent yellow sweat stains?
Wear loose clothing made of natural fibres like cotton, linen and wool. This will allow your sweat to evaporate more easily.
Make sure your antiperspirant deodorant is dry before dressing.
Don’t use too much product, as this can lead to product build-up which can contribute to yellow stains. One application will do the same job as several.
How to remove yellow sweat stains from clothes?
Use a biological washing powder to break down the sweat patches in the fabric.
Don’t iron a sweat stain (or sweat patch) as the heat will ‘set’ it, making it harder to shift.
If the sweat stains are really bad or the stain has set, soak the armpit area of your clothes in a mixture of two parts white vinegar and one part water before washing – this will break down the stain. Don’t do this with delicate fabrics.
Take care with delicate fabrics like silk and lace, as these may need professional cleaning to get rid of sweat stains.