It's funny — growing up, I remember being jealous of my older sister when she got to wear deodorant and shave her legs first. When I finally was old enough to do the same, I was unpleasantly surprised by having to learn how to remove deodorant stains from my favorite shirts and dealing with mad razor burn. Like, why did I ever get upset about being deprived of those two things?!
While I admittedly will go for long stretches without shaving, deodorant is a different story. I like smelling good, and deodorant makes that easier. I also like dressing cute, which involves several outfit changes before settling on "the one" for whatever event I'm off to. Deodorant most definitely does not make that easier.
If you're not careful, an innocent little black dress can turn into a chalky zebra nightmare with one tug over the shoulders. Luckily, whether your deodorant is natural and aluminum-free or one of the best standard deodorant brands on the market, there's a way to remove annoying deodorant stains.
Hang in there, girl. I promise you're not doomed to looking stripe-y all evening. There are way better solutions than splashing water over them.
1. Panty Hose Or A White Sock
By far my favorite solution, nylon panty hose or a plain (clean) white sock works to remove deodorant stains. As explained at BlogHer, all you have to do is rub the sock or hose in small circles over the deodorant marks until they're gone. I don't know the science behind this, but I know it works. (L'eggs Sheer Energy Active Support Regular, $4.99, kmart.com)
2. Makeup Remover Wipes
YouBeauty shared that makeup remover wipes work great for scrubbing off deodorant stains. With wipes most likely already sitting in your bathroom, they're an easy solution! (Makeup Remover Pads, $8.95, Jason's)
3. Rescue Sponge
My former college roomie turned me onto these things years ago, and I'm totally obsessed with them. Keep one in your bag when you go clubbing and you'll be the magic lifesaver for another girl in the bathroom. Yay, good karma. (Miss Oops Rescue Spong, $10, Amazon)