No-Fail Tricks to Avoid Pit Stains for Good
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:
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.