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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Icky sweat stains? Summer beauty woe solved

Armpits Sweat happens. And with it comes the beauty problem lamented by millions of warm-weather divas and divos – crusty, yellow armpit stains. No one with sweat glands is immune.

There are a couple of products on the market that claim to prevent or treat the pit problem. But this is Deal Divas, and we’re all about solving beauty problems on the cheap. We searched for DIY pit stain removals and found the perfect solution – liquid dishwasher detergent.

I tested it out on an old white undershirt in the hamper. Here are my very scientific instructions: Rub some dishwasher detergent on the stain. Let it soak in hot water while you check your email and, then wash in warm water with your regular detergent and Borax (a Deal Diva laundry must – this stuff is like generic Oxi-Clean!)

The yellow stains were significantly reduced. A few additional treatments, or maybe a longer pre-soak, might eliminate them completely.

Do you have any great stain removal tips to share? Please, in the name of reducing grossness, do share.

~ Guest Diva Helen Anne Travis

(Photo: Remember Mary Katherine Gallagher from Saturday Night Live? "Sometimes when I get nervous, I stick my hands under my arms, and then I smell my fingers..." Wow, that's still really gross.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:17pm]


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