Pit stains are a drag, and believe it or not they can be completely avoided with a few easy to follow steps. No more throwing away perfectly good t-shirts or under-shirts, because they’ve developed this odd colored stained, money is precious these days.
The amount of occasions where this phenomenon becomes an issue is extraordinary, especially for guys who refuse to go out shopping for new clothes often. The mixture of embarrassing sweat stains and pit stains that last is a dreadful combination. It’s time to address them.
Heavy Sweat and White Shirts
Somewhere along the line someone decided that undershirts and most t-shirts need to be white. Why? It makes more sense for dudes that sweat a lot to wear darker shirts, right? Hold on, because at the end of the day sweat is a clear clean substance (unless personal hygiene is severely lacking), which at most can leave some salt residue on the shirt once dried.
It doesn’t come out of the pours in the same color as the stains. What people are really seeing is the type or brand of antiperspirant. Again, sweat itself is a clear liquid mainly composed of sodium and water. Drastically reducing sodium intake in the diet will decrease salt leftovers, but going with a better underarm product and applying it correctly is a solid approach as well.
Misapplication of Underarm Product
Even those clear gels will leave a stain, yes. Furthermore, putting on too much of the stuff and putting on a shirt before it has a chance to dry out is bordering on criminal. Here are a few tips.
- Apply gently and lightly, and take some time to shop around for decent stuff. Deodorant is a staple of every man’s daily life, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yes, choose a clear stick or gel, but make sure it’s quality stuff, and not some super cheap alternative or knock-off.
- Here’s a novel idea for the 21st century, jump online and do some homework. What if there is a magic brand available that comes with lots of reviews from guys extolling its virtues that can be delivered to the front door?
- This is so important; take the time to let the deodorant dry. After applying your thin coating, making sure to get high and low in the pit, run around with arms in the air for five minutes. Well, maybe not that but do whatever it takes though, and keep in mind that some brands will dry faster than others.
Darker Shirts + Quality Brand + Dryness = Win
While on the go keep the pits in mind and take as many opportunities to air them out as needed. This could be anything from the way one sits, to walking with hands leisurely behind the head. It’s worth it, especially in stressful or tight situations.
Sweating is a normal part of life. Stains are as well, but can be avoided. Go with darker shirts, clear gels that dry quickly, and after meager application, take a few minutes to let the armpits and deodorant dry off.