Posted on August 09 2017
I have sweaty pits - which means I've always had to deal with having embarrassing armpit stains.
Armpits stains look nasty AF. Nothing will kill your confidence more than lifting your arm to reveal golden pits from the deepest depths of hell. I can't even tell you how many white tees I've had to throw away because of it. Few talk about it, but this is actually a very common problem and happens to even the most hygienic of people, so you (and I) are not alone.
What causes yellow pit stains?
While many think that pit stains form as a result of excessive sweating, it's not exactly the whole story. What actually causes the stains is the chemical reaction between the aluminum present in your antiperspirant and the salt from your sweat. Can you believe that? The very thing that was designed to help you sweat less is actually ruining your crisp white tees! So what do you do now? Do you toss the antiperspirant aside and let your armpits flood like the Mississippi river? I'm here to tell you no, no you don't. Being aware and proactive is all you need to keep the stains at bay.
How do you prevent pit stains?
There are plenty of articles on the web that talk about how to remove pit stains after the fact. I've tried some of those methods with varying degrees of success. For me, prevention is still the best and most effective solution.