Pit Stains

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  1. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    I bought new undershirts annually because of the pit stain issue. Since last summer, I switched to deodorant (I think it is Old Spice clear in a red can / tube). No stains since then. Doesn't have a nasty odor.

    They have also been running TV ads recently about some new anti-perspirant that doesn't leave stains (yellow birds in the commercial). You don't need crystals or Tom's or any of that granola stuff.
     


  3. greg_atlanta

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    Shave your armpits

    Definitely helps with the smell issue, not sure about stains.

    I find Tom's a little too mild for hot weather, so I only use it in the winter (use old spice red deodorant in the summer). Any product under your arm works better if it doesn't get stuck in the hair.
     


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    http://www.amazon.com/TOMS-MAINE-Deo.../dp/B00016XAO6

    It smells very faintly citrusy (like you're so close that it looks like you're trying to snort it). Proper deoderants don't just mask- they kill or inhibit bacterial growth. Otherwise you end up like that kid who thinks that Axe is a deodorant and not only smells like BO, but is also coated in that shit.


    Deodorant doesn't mask smells, it kills the bacteria that causes the smell. A fragrance is unnecessary.

    Thanks guys, I'll definitely give it a shot - was about time I ditched the aluminum based ones anyways.
     


  5. Egdon Heath

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    I sweat a lot naturally from my underarms so I've used a strong anti-sweat roll-on called Maxim. Completely dry now unless exercising, and no more pit stains.

    So you what, like rip out the pages and crumple them and stuff them up under your arms? Don't they fall out when you reach for the stars?​
     


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    Who is with me on not using deoderant? I rarely smell and shirt pits are always white. It's awesome.
     


  7. erdawe

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    This happens to me for the most part, rarely encounter pit stains on my white shirts. I usually only work up sweats that come close to staining my T-shirts when I have run long distances and am exercising for a few hours in the heat. Then I shower usually soon after so the minimal smell I may have won't linger.

    I also can be out in up to 38 degrees (~100F) and find myself rarely sweating excessively to require deoderant if I am just walking around outside and about for hours at a time. This is to say I'd be without any outer garment like a jacket much past 30. I do inevitably start sweating like a pig in the extreme low 40s. However, my climate is not nearly as hot as mentioned, making sweating more so a slight summer issue.

    I think it comes down to largely body chemistry/ genetics. Then whats left mostly relates to ones activity levels, grooming, environment, and how you dress for the environment.
     


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    Who is with me on not using deoderant? I rarely smell and shirt pits are always white. It's awesome.
    You probably just don't smell it any more. It's like the people who reapply cologne every time they quit smelling it on themselves, while choking everyone else. I've known a few people who could honestly go without deodorant during the summer, but most of the rest simply didn't notice it on themselves and assumed that it wasn't there. This happens a lot of times with hardcore vegans*. My roommate was also like this, and it was awful. The room was gross when he stepped in. *My little brother's best friend had vegan parents who wouldn't let him where deodorant. He actually had my brother bring him deodorant in middle school because he always got a hard time about it.
     


  9. Working Stiff

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    Better to wear deoderant and not need it, then not to wear deoderant and need it.
     


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    ^ This. Plus you won't end up with Alzheimers... [​IMG]
     


  11. westinghouse

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    Use Mitchum. I have used it for years and my shirts are still white.
     


  12. Davidko19

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    Just got the Tom's unscented yesterday. It's my favorite deodorant so far.

    wow. strong product plug. 1, maybe 2 days of use and its the best EVAR
     


  13. HgaleK

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    wow. strong product plug. 1, maybe 2 days of use and its the best EVAR

    I should go back and edit that now. Unfortunately something in it can give a bit of a rash, and apparently my body does react well to it. It's a pity though, because it there's hardly any smell, it doesn't stain (according to internet reviews- I have minimal experience obviously), doesn't leave residue on shirts, and actually works. It's also cheap.
     


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    use antiperspirant. stops the perspiration. also when you're looking for them choose one with a higher 20 percent active ingrediant.
     


  15. westinghouse

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    Shave your armpits + antiperspirant.

    This. Plus use Mitchum.
     


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