After exercise class the other day, I took off my top inside out over my head and the girl next ot me said that I used too much deodorant because the armpit areas of my black t-shirt were white with deodorant stains. I need to use a lot of deodorant because I sweat a lot when exercising. When I wear a white top, then the stains are yellowish. So, what do you suggest?
Deodorant stain stinks
Dear Deodorant stain stinks,
You can try using deodorants with anti-perspirant to help control sweat, and use deodorants designed to not leave a white residue on clothes. Below are suggestions that may help eliminate the stains on clothing.
HOW TO PREVENT DEODORANT STAINS ON CLOTHING
1. Do not use too much. Over-use of deodorant leads to staining on clothes because the excess will rub onto the clothing instead of being absorbed into the skin. Only 2-3 swipes with the deodorant should be sufficient.
2. Let the deodorant dry: anti-perspirant deodorant should be dry before putting on clothes, about 30 seconds for solids, longer for gels.
3. Use non-staining anti-perspirant deodorants. Anti-perspirant deodorants that have received generally high ratings for not staining clothes by consumers from amazon.com, drugstore.com and makeupalley.com are below.
TOP RATED ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANTS RESIDUE-FREE, NON-STAINING (alphabetical)
1. Degree Ultra Clear Body Responsive Antiperspirant & Deodorant ("Little Black Dress Approved")
2. Dove Ultimate Antiperspirant
3. Dry Idea AdvancedDry Antiperspirant & Deodorant Clear Gel
4. Nivea Invisible For Black & White Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll-On