However, it’s possible you’re looking to remedy a few other downsides of excessive sweating that aren’t directly related to your body: your clothes.
Removing Sweat Stains from clothing
It’s not just the smell that can linger. Sweat can also leave yellow, unsightly stains on your clothing – especially lighter colours. These can be even more noticeable when it comes to armpit stains. Although inconvenient, it is possible to remove these without ruining your favourite garments.
Your first option is to look at the stain removers on sale at your local stores. Brands may vary, however the overall concept is the same. Stain removers are usually sold as either a powder (to be mixed with your regular detergent) or a spray, which is to be applied directly on to the stains to soak before washing.
But with the eco-friendly green lifestyle becoming more commonplace, you may want to consider a more natural, homemade solution that can remove the stains with as few chemicals as possible. Below is a quick, easy to make solution that will remove those yellow patches for good.
· One cup of vinegar.
· One half cup of baking soda.
· One tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide.
· One tablespoon of salt.
How to mix the solution:
· Firstly, place the item of clothing in a bowl or bucket filled with clean water.
· Add the vinegar, and let it soak for around twenty minutes.
· Then, blend the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and salt in a separate bowl. As you mix them, they will begin to form a paste.
· Remove the clothing item from the bowl and wring it until damp.
· Lay it on a flat surface before applying the paste directly on to the stained area. The solution will begin to lift the stain. Once applied, leave once again for around twenty minutes.
· Finally, put the clothing in a regular machine wash and dry as normal. The stains should be drastically reduced, if not gone completely!
Additionally, making your own is cost effective, saving you money if you frequently suffer from sweat stains.
Removing the Smell of Sweat
Removing the smell of sweat from your clothes can be a little more tricky than removing the stains. Unwanted smells often tend to linger, especially if you wear the item regularly. Sometimes no matter how much you wash the item, it will still remain.
This is especially the case with lycra, spandex, or other materials associated with gym wear. These materials repel water, so can be difficult to effectively wash the smell from.
Regardless of the material you’re dealing with, there are ways to ensure the smell is removed for the long term.
· Give the fabric conditioner a miss. While it may make your clothes feel softer, it is prone to creating a ‘barrier’ around the fabric, which can lock in the smells you’d rather get rid of.
· It’s also advisable to cut back on the amount of detergent you use. This may sound backwards, but it’s true! The detergent can build up on your clothing, which can result in further smells and a spread of bacteria.
· Avoid leaving dirty clothes on the floor or thrown in a laundry bag for days. This will encourage bacteria to grow and make the smell linger for longer. Be sure to wash clothing as soon as possible to remove the smell effectively.
· In a rush? While it can’t replace the laundry process completely, putting your clothing in the freezer will allow the cold air to eliminate the odor.
After learning about hyperhidrosis, considering the available remedies and finding helpful ways to cope will the condition in the mean time, you’ll soon find yourself feeling confident, uplifted and happy in your body without excessive sweating to contend with.