No-Fail Tricks to Avoid Pit Stains for Good

by Michelle Guerrere

Is there anything chicer than a stark white shirt or dress? I don’t think so—but I also think there are few things grosser than said top with visible sweat marks. And once the damage is done it’s very difficult (read: almost impossible, at least according to my dry cleaner) to reverse. For the most part, I tend to avoid wearing light-colored or silky tops that seem to attract or show sweat. But with spring weather upon us and summer on its tails, I was excited to read a piece on SheFinds about how to protect yourself from pit stains for the long haul. Here’s how to arm yourself for the season ahead:

  1. Make sure you’re using the right deodorant. Try a different type with more aluminum chloride hexahydrate, or apply your antiperspirant at night so it has time to start working before you go to your morning meeting.
  2. Let baby powder become your new best friend. Iron a bit of the product into the underarm area of your dress shirts before each wear. How’s that for a little extra protection?
  3. Wear an undershirt. Layer a breathable tank under your shirt. That top should absorb some of your sweat before it can reach the visible layer.

To read more about this topic, visit SheFinds, and try this slim-fit tank, which is perfect for layering. Do you have any tips for avoiding pit stains?

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