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Axe prevent sweat stains article

How to Prevent Sweat Stains

There’s nothing worse than getting white antiperspirant deodorant stains on on a monochrome look. Whether it’s a black-on-black suit, or a leather jacket and patent boots, the all-black ensemble creates a sleek, sophisticated silhouette.

The key to pulling it off? Keeping black clothes black.

The last thing you want are white marks on clothes—here’s how help reduce white marks and ace the all-black look.



Pick an antiperspirant deodorant stick or spray. Try one with a formula that helps prevent deodorant white marks or yellow sweat stains like AXE Night Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick, or AXE Gold Dry Spray Antiperspirant.


Apply product to dry skin only. Water plus antiperspirant deodorant equals a higher risk of stains, so let post-shower armpits dry completely before applying.


Avoid applying too much antiperspirant deodorant. You don’t need more than a thin layer—too much excess will increase your chances of leaving white marks on clothes.


Wait until product dries completely before getting dressed. Easy. Effective. If you’re in a rush, reach for Dry Spray. The formula dries instantly, so you can apply and go without thinking twice.


Remove antiperspirant deodorant stains—if they do end up happening—with a damp washcloth or wipe you can use on skin, but avoid disinfectant wipes. Just swipe vigorously at streaks until they’re gone.


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