Yellow ‘pit stains’ come out like new in 60 minutes with woman’s incredible hack

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Whether we like to admit it or not, clothing sweat stains are really common. But if you want to rid of them for good, one content creator may just have a solution you’ll love

It’s no secret that body sweat is an everyday thing – even if we hate to acknowledge it. But when oils, salts and proteins from this sweat dries out on our clothes, it can create annoying, yellowish pit stains that are difficult to conceal.

Now, one creator claims to have a solution that will banish these marks for good. And the best part? It only takes an hour. Taking to TikTok to share her secret, Nicole Mikaluk (@nicolemikaluk) said that it saved one of her white t-shirts from permanently looking grubby.

“If you wanna get rid of that yellow pit stain on all of your white t-shirts, soak them in a bath of vinegar, baking soda and cold water for an hour, and they come out brand new,” she told her followers.

“I didn’t take a ‘before video’ at all because I honestly didn’t think it would work, but it did. Give it a try.”

While many of us are self-conscious of pit stains, experts assure they are perfectly normal and show that our bodies are working properly. However, these stains are sometimes worsened by using certain deodorants – especially if they contain aluminium.

A spokesperson at Vanish, the UK’s leading stain remover brand, explained: “Sweat by itself is actually colourless and odourless. A sweat stain can happen when sweat comes into contact with other chemicals, such as aluminium which is found in some deodorants.

“The underarm area is often prone to staining because of the apocrine sweat glands, only found in the armpit. Apocrine sweat contains more proteins and fats, which also contribute to staining. Aluminium and apocrine sweat mix with sebum on the skin to create those unpleasant yellow stains on your favourite garments.”

Checking the ingredients of your deodorant is therefore recommended to prevent these stains. And believe it or not, botox is sometimes even used to curb excessive sweating in those who suffer from intolerable levels.

But once you do notice the stains, it’s important to act quickly, as leaving them for too long makes things tricky. “Act quickly,” Vanish added. “Sweat stains, unlike a coffee spill or grass stain, build up over time. If you are prone to sweat rings, it’s important to act fast when you notice sweat stains.

“If you’ve been working up a sweat, rinse out the underarm area of your clothing. Try not to let sweaty shirts and clothes sit for too long before they get a wash.”

Meanwhile, Nicole’s video has been met with countless appreciative comments, with many TikTok users keen to try out the hack for themselves. “I need to try,” one person wrote, as another chimed in: “Baking soda and peroxide paste also works.”

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