In today’s article I’ll continue on the topic Manolo clothing care and now focuses specifically on the yellow patches which can often be seen, especially on white or other light colored shirts.We will investigate how these stains can be treated, how they occur and what can be done to avoid them.
Yellow stains under the arms of our favorite shirts can be frustrating to get. One hesitates to use them, even if they are washed just feels the style.
If we’re going to start at the end with how we treat the sweat under the arm, there are mainly two different variants that you should be aware of, namely, Antiperspirant and Deodorant. Antiperspirants is suitable for those who perspire a little more when they keep moisture away. They often contain a compound called aluminum chloride as simply clog the pores and, in theory, should stop the sweat from getting out.
Deodorants are for you who don’t sweat as much. The hides and removes unwanted smells, but does not prevent perspiration in the same way as antiperspirants. Ingredients found in deodorants are mainly intended to remove or hide the smell caused by the bacteria in the sweat. Many products are on the market today are also a mix of both of these to both smell good and counteract the sweat.
Aluminium chloride is a common ingredient in antiperspirants and deodorants. There is little disagreement on how they affect our health and the body’s purification process but it is a chemical compound consisting of aluminium and chlorine. When we use a deodorant so counteracts we body odors mechanically by sweat formation is blocked by aluminium chloride antiperspirants and sweat glands clogging. The body’s purification system secretes toxins and waste through the sweat glands, which means that aluminum chloride helps reduce the body’s detoxification and purification in the lymphatic system. Body cleanses itself through excretion, and the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes need to sweat out the dross and this purging and transpiration accounts for over 50% of our internal housekeeping.
All the metals are the products we use to prevent or treat sweat along with alcohols (mainly ethanol), seem to be drying to the skin and makes it more sensitive. It is also when the sweat mixed with these heavy metals as the yellow stains on the shirts can occur. I have started to use a deodorant from Swedish R series which is an aluminum-free deodorant, both to try to avoid these yellow spots occur but also to find a product that the body works more harmoniously with. to preventdeodorantfläckar on white clothes, therefore, choose a natural deodorant that doesn’t contain aluminum chloride.
You can try to treat, or in any case reduce these yellow spots with some simple housewife cheats. We should try such a trick in this article by using citric acid and detergent. The shirt in the pictures are those of the author and is a few years old. This treatment and method are suitable but not for garments in delicate materials such as wool and silk, but mainly for cotton shirts in the test below.
Step 1: mix the usual detergent with citric acid powder until you get a thick paste and wipe over the stains. Apply gently with a teaspoon and be careful not to rub too much then it can damage the fabric.
Step 2: wait at least half an hour and then rinse carefully removed the mixture before washing.
Step 3: Wash the shirt according to the washing instructions, usually thirty degrees. After having washed the garment as usual, the stains will be gone. However, one should remember that the older yellow spots that have not been treated for a longer period of time becomes more difficult to get away.
So, yellow spots does not necessarily mean that you have to throw away or stop using your shirts. With small simple tricks and continuous maintenance is going very far. As we know, it applies also for shoes, suits and jackets and outerwear. Yellow sweat stains are caused by protein in sweat in combination with chemicals in deodorants but many modern detergents are designed to break down the right protein-based stains. In my own test, I am satisfied with the result, given that this is an old shirt (which would have needed more love at an earlier stage). I’ll be at the next opportunity for skjorttvätt try the same method again to see if more improvements are available on the same shirt. The lessons and conclusions I can draw from this test is that I can apply more of the paste (dishwashing detergent mixed with citric acid powder) the forearm before washing and let it lie for a long time before I rinse off the paste.
Gabriel Öberg Bustad’s living store manager at Shoe Company and will regularly share their thoughts and concerns regarding style here at Manolo. Gabriel has an especially keen interest in tailoring, men’s shoes and skilled craftsmen in the classic men’s fashion. The texts in his articles is his personal reflections and opinions.