Thursday, 2 July 2015

How to Remove Sunscreen Stains

If you’re going to be out in the sun, you have to protect your skin – it’s as simple as that. The only downside is that the oils, colours and active ingredients in some sunscreens can stain your clothes. Now you can say goodbye to even the most stubborn of these stains with these easy stain removal tips.


Treating Fresh Marks and Spills
Remove excess cream from the garment with a kitchen knife or spoon, and then blot any remaining liquid with a clean dry cloth. Sprinkle the stain with Bicarbonate of Soda and give it 15 minutes to absorb any excess oil.

Shake off any excess Bicarb, then rub the stain with Liquid Soap Flakes, while working the soap into the stain well. 

Rinse and repeat this process before leaving the garment to soak in a mixture of Liquid Soap Flakes and the hottest water the garment can tolerate for up to 30 minutes. Then rinse well and wash the item as usual. The faster you deal with this type of stain, the better the result.

Treating Stubborn Stains

Combine Soda Crystals Laundry Boost with some water to make a paste. 

Use the steps listed above and alternate between using Liquid Soap Flakes and Soda Crystals Laundry Boost with the same rubbing and soaking method until the stain is removed. 

This process also works for difficult make-up stains like foundation streaks on clothing. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions and carry out a test on an inconspicuous area to check the colourfastness of the fabric. Here’s an extra tip:


How to Get Powder Foundation Out of Your Clothes:

First of all, don't rub it in! Excess powder can simply be dusted off, but a ground-in stain is harder to deal with. Instead, mix up a solution of White Vinegar and water to remove the smudge — test it on an inconspicuous spot first for colourfastness. 

This mixture also works well to get rid of dried-up stains on the bathroom countertop.

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