3 single-ingredient methods for getting sweat stains out of white clothes


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Nothing makes you feel more chic and polished than rocking the all-white-everything activewear trend during your SoulCycle class. The only issue? It’s not uncommon for the fresh fabric to turn a little yellow after one too many sweaty rides. Don’t toss out those cute crop tops just yet, though: There are a few easy solutions that can make your clothes look brand-new again.

When you’re dealing with sweat stains—whether they’re around your collar, on the armpits, on your tank straps, or on the waistband of your clothes—your best treatment option might not be abrasive bleach. According to The Coveteur, there are three gentler options you can try out instead, and the first involves reaching into your medicine cabinet and grabbing a common headache antidote.

When you’re dealing with sweat stains—whether they’re around your collar, on the armpits, on your straps, or on the waistband of your clothes—your best treatment option might not be bleach.

It turns out aspirin makes for a great sweat stain remover, and all you need to do is put three crushed-up pills and some warm water in a bowl, then soak your stain for three hours before tossing it in the wash. Don’t have any pain meds on hand? You’re still in luck. You can also scrub out stains with equal parts lemon juice and water. Or, try adding 2 Tbsp of salt into a half liter of hot water and use a sponge to work the solution into your stain until it disappears.

By using these simple stain-busting hacks, you’ll not only keep your white duds looking fresh, but you’ll also save big bucks from not having to replace them too soon. That SoulCycle sweat doesn’t stand a chance.

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