The Handbook

Stop Sweat Stains

Just because its winter doesn't mean you don't sometimes end up with sweat stains. Blame it on layering or over-heated interiors. And besides being messy and malodorous, perspiration can be seen as nervousness. These are not the attributes you want when sitting across from the boss or worse, a date. Here are a few quick and easy ways to keep your pits dry.

Wear an undershirt

A grey v-neck won't show through light colored shirts as much as a traditional white one.

Apply an antiperspirant before going to bed

The sweat ducts absorb the active ingredients so they won't wash off in the morning shower and the aluminum salts responsible for those yellow stains won't accumulate on shirts. Degree Adrenaline Series or Certain Dri are good options.

Or stop the sweat entirely.

Heavy sweaters can use a product like Sweat Block once a week or talk with a dermatologist about Botox injections.


To remove past sweat stains that have turned yellow, mix a solution of OxiClean and vinegar and soak overnight.