How to Get Stains Out of Your Clothes

Fresh underarms boost your confidence. However, no woman wants this at the expense of stained clothes. Find out how to stay dry while protecting your fabrics.

How to get stains out of your clothes – choosing your product

Deodorants and antiperspirants are designed so you feel good on the outside and inside. Having stain-free clothes is just part of that.

Why do some deodorants leave stains?

Most of the time, what people refer to as deodorants are actually antiperspirants that contain aluminum salts.

This active ingredient reduces sweat flow in the underarm areas by constricting the upper part of sweat glands. Antiperspirants also help to reduce bacteria that cause bad odor.

When it comes to stains, these can occur for a number of reasons. They are usually caused by a complex interaction of sebum, laundry detergent and aluminium salts. But, yellow stains can also form without an antiperspirant because skin lipids mixed with dirt particles can also stain clothes.

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Keeping black clothes black

Everyone has a black outfit they love, whether it is a figure-hugging dress or a fun summer tank top. NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Antiperspirant Clear Spray is formulated to leave no white marks on your skin or clothing. It also helps to prevent yellow stains on clothes.


Keeping white clothes white

Getting ready in the morning can be stressful for some women. NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Clear Antiperspirant Roll-On keeps you from wasting time removing stains before you go to work. This roll-on is formulated to reduce yellow stains and keep white clothes white for longer.

How to get stains out of your clothes the easy way

Find out how to remove stains with these quick and easy tips and discover some do’s and don’ts to help you protect your clothes.

Tips for removing stains

  • Always remove the stain as soon as it appears
  • After cleaning the stain, stick the item of clothing in the washing machine (follow the washing instructions)
  • Wash dark and white colours separately
  • Let your antiperspirant dry on the skin before you put on your clothes to prevent white marks
  • Don’t try to get too many wears out of clothes – if you wore a lot of product, put it in the wash

Why do wrinkles form around our eyes?

  1. The quick method
    If you see your deodorant has transferred onto your clothes as you are getting dressed, try dabbing at the stain with a pair of tights before it dries.
  2. The traditional method
    If the deodorant stain is a bit more stubborn, try rubbing with your stain remover stick.
  3. The medicine cabinet method
    Crush two aspirin tablets in half a cup of boiling water. Rub the mixture into the stain and let it sit for a few hours. But, make sure to try it on a small part of your clothing first to check that the fabric can handle it.


Shake it!

Make sure to shake your product well to ensure that the aluminum chlorohydrate powder is evenly distributed in the can and subsequently on the skin itself. In order to avoid white marks, all antiperspirants must be fully absorbed or dried sufficiently on the skin before putting on clothes.


Why do clothes get stained?

The colour of stains on clothing might be influenced by trace metals in the tap water or whitening agents in your laundry detergent. Moreover, clothing materials might not be sweat-proof and transfer their dye onto lighter-coloured clothes due to bleeding.