While you soak up the rays, the sun can cause the dye on your colorful shirt, dress or blouse to lose its brightness - especially in the shoulder area. We've all seen how colors on flags and other colorful items lose their vibrancy. A couple of tips:
- Try wearing a wide brim hat that also shades shoulder area
- Turn clothing inside out when drying on a clothes line
Taking cover under a tree or simply opting to remain shady comes with a few precautions. Similar to the tiny drippings of sap you see on your windshield each morning, the same can happen to your clothing. Sap is acidic and can also diminish color. Once the sap dries, it's even harder to remove the sticky substance from the fibers of your clothing. Your best bet...have clothing professionally dry cleaned immediately.
Ever try getting those yellow perspiration stains out of the armpit of a garment? It can be challenging, to say the least. Experts say that the very element (aluminum) in antiperspirants that keep you dry, can also stain your clothing.
- Try using an aluminum-free deodorant, like Speedstick Stainguard
- Keep hair under pits trimmed or free of hair
- Clean shirts immediately after wearing