WHAT CAUSES SWEAT STAINS ON CLOTHES

WHAT CAUSES SWEAT STAINS ON CLOTHES?

 

Everyone should be able to enjoy the good things in life without having to worry about stains from sweat patches and deodorant on your clothes. This is exactly why we designed an antiperspirant that protects you – and your clothes. Keep reading to find out what causes white and yellow sweat marks as well as how our winning formula works.

WHAT CAUSES WHITE SWEAT STAINS ON BLACK CLOTHES?

The white residue left behind on your favourite black t-shirt is mainly caused by the active antiperspirant ingredients in your deodorant – the aluminium salts. White marks can appear form using different types of antiperspirant. including:

AEROSOLS

AEROSOLS

In water-free aerosol formulas, aluminium salts are present as a powder,  which becomes easily visible on skin and dark clothes.

ROLL-ONS

ROLL-ONS

Even when aluminium salts are dissolved in water, like in most roll-ons, white residues can still appear after the water has evaporated.

NIVEA’s Pure Invisible Aerosol Spray Deodorant provides 48-hour effective antiperspirant protection without leaving white marks on your favourite clothes and skin.

WHAT CAUSES YELLOW SWEAT STAINS ON WHITE CLOTHES?

Yellow sweat stains gradually build up from wash to wash. These stains are based on a complex interaction between:
  • Your skin lipids
  • Sebum
  • Sweat
  • Active antiperspirant ingredients
  • Laundry detergent
  • Water

This chemical reaction produces yellow-coloured deposits that remain stuck in the fibres of your clothes.

Several factors are involved, including:

  • Frequency of application and changing clothes
  • Amount of antiperspirant used
  • Your unique sweat composition
  • Minerals or trace elements in your tap water
  • Fabric composition

It’s important to note that yellow sweat stains may also occur without any antiperspirant ingredients. Skin lipids and dirt particles in the air can alone cause persistent yellow stains.

To reduce the appearance of yellow sweat stains clothes, we recommend using a deodorant from our NIVEA Invisible for Black & White range.

HOW DOES NIVEA INVISIBLE FOR BLACK & WHITE WORK?

NIVEA’s breakthrough formula counteracts the two most common armpit stains:

YELLOW SWEAT STAINS

YELLOW SWEAT STAINS

NIVEA’s unique anti-staining compound protects fabric fibres before stain components can penetrate them. This way, stains remain on the surface and can be washed out more easily.

WHITE ARMPIT STAINS

WHITE ARMPIT STAINS

The aluminium salts in NIVEA’s formula are dissolved in an emulsion and coated with masking oils that make white residues invisible.
Always shake your antiperspirant well before applying and wait until the product has been fully absorbed before getting dressed.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.