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What Causes Yellow Armpit Staining?

Are you faced with tough stains on the underarms of your clothes when laundry day arrives? Are your white shirts tinged an unpleasant yellow that is difficult to remove? Your anti-perspirant could be the culprit!

Yellow armpit staining can be caused by many factors including an individual’s sweat composition. Your sweat consists of water, ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar, and on its own, is colourless and odourless. However, when your sweat reacts with chemicals such as active ingredients in your antiperspirant, laundry detergent, or bacteria, it can turn yellow and cause stubborn yellow stains.

The only circumstances under which your sweat may not be colourless is if you suffer from apocrine chromhidrosis, a rare condition which can cause your sweat to be green, blue, or black, dependent on the chemical modification in individual cases. If you think you are suffering from aprocrine chromhidrosis, contact your GP.

How To Avoid Yellow Pit Stains

If you are sick of unsightly yellow stains, it might be worth switching your anti-perspirant to a natural deodorant. These yellow stains are often caused by a chemical reaction between your sweat and the aluminium in your anti-perspirant, which causes your sweat to turn yellow and stick to your clothes. By switching to a natural deodorant such as those in the Salt of the Earth range, you can eliminate this ingredient while remaining protected against body odour.

Our range of natural deodorant sprays and roll-ons contain the active ingredient potassium alum, a mineral salt which creates a protective barrier between your sweat glands and the bacteria on your skin which causes body odour. This formula is effective against unpleasant body odour without blocking your skin’s pores, and is also vegan, cruelty free, and 100% natural.

How To Prevent Yellow Armpit Stains on School Shirts

If your child is a young teen experiencing puberty, sweating and body odour can be embarrassing, and anti-perspirant is often seen as the solution. However, wearing white school shirts can mean that when your child sweats, the aluminium in their anti-perspirant causes yellow armpit stains, which can make your child feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Switching from a traditional anti-perspirant to a 100% natural deodorant is a safe and effective way to help prevent these yellow stains, while looking after your child’s delicate skin. Salt of the Earth’s range of natural deodorants for kids are kind to skin, contain only 100% natural ingredients, and are effective against body odour.

About Salt of the Earth

Established in 1993, Salt of the Earth is an environmentally friendly, family-owned brand that produces paraben free, Vegetarian Society and Vegan Society approved natural skincare products. Since the launch of our pioneer product, the Crystal Classic deodorant, Salt of the Earth has developed a range of award-winning deodorant sprays, roll-ons and travel sprays formulated for men and women. Find our range of products at your local Waitrose, Boots and Holland & Barrett across the UK and Europe or online - just search ‘Salt of the Earth Natural Deodorants’.

 

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