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Pit Out

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yikes pit stains, hate them, not a fan! The worst thing is to realize that a mere lift of the arm can reveal a damp target spot under the arm…so here’s a fun tip to avoid that mishap! Panty liners, yes panty liners! Put a thin panty liner pad on the inner underarm part of a jacket or button down to absorb the excess perspiration. Great trick right?! Any other tips you have that are a must share on combating sweat?

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manya wrote:
1) 10/22/2009 5:57:56 PM
pantyliners?! who would have thunk, right?! just found this site by various web reviews - can't wait to try... everything!
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Emma107 wrote:
2) 10/22/2009 8:13:00 PM
I've never thought about using panty liners to soak up the perspiration in the underarm area. I guess it is thin enough so no one could really see it..I should probably try it now, great idea!
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simplegirl wrote:
3) 10/22/2009 10:10:13 PM
Good thing i live in the desert but don't sweat like a raccoon. But panty liner sounds gross.
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EllaBella1102 wrote:
4) 10/22/2009 10:27:35 PM
Many girls carry small containers of hand sanitizer, just a small dab rubbed into the underarm will not only kill the bacteria that causes odor, but most are alcohol based and therefore also very drying!
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susho wrote:
5) 10/23/2009 1:30:44 AM
really?? i never would of thought of that
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mnf4ever wrote:
6) 10/23/2009 1:37:29 AM
The pantyliner trick is a GREAT idea! I also heard of people applying just a hint of baby powder onto the inner sleeves of their shirts to keep dry. Maybe applying just a tad onto the pantyliner itself would be even better!
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babyv2992 wrote:
7) 10/23/2009 1:47:26 PM
hmmm, i dont know about a panty liner. it seems like so many embarassing moments could happen. The Dove clinical strength deoderant works wonders and smells amazing. i got mine as a free sample
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lynnette h wrote:
8) 10/23/2009 5:36:01 PM
i'm not sure that i'd put a pantyliner in my shirt..... wouldn't it show through some shirts (like the classic white button down)? besides, i've got sensitive skin that wouldn't tolerate whatever the pantyliner is made of. they make under arm shields designed to absorb sweat. they should be in with the other clothing care stuff at your local store.
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lotr1000 wrote:
9) 10/23/2009 5:46:30 PM
When I get ready for the day, I run a towel briefly over my underarms to get excess moisture, THEN apply deodorant. I find that as opposed to just putting deoedorant on, it works better when applied to completely dry, clean skin.
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LisaLe wrote:
10) 10/23/2009 11:03:36 PM
Haha that seems really smart, but what if the pad were to spontaneously fall out of your garment? That would be a disaster lol
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ashdub01 wrote:
11) 10/24/2009 12:19:33 AM
I did this for a while but after about an hour or so the liner would slide out of place, I could never get it to stick into my shirt right. I went to the doctor and got a prescription called "hypercare" which ALMOST eliminated my sweating, I barely ever have wet pits now and NO odor, no deodorant needed. I use it once a week. You should check it out. Its meant for hands and feet but the instructions include pits :)
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Buky wrote:
12) 10/24/2009 1:55:21 AM
This is a very nice idea. But am thinking about the risk of getting my skin irritated. U know.......can i have underarm problems or irritation if i use a panty liner? or cam a good one be recommended?
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Jeniboo wrote:
13) 10/24/2009 6:01:42 AM
I've found that just a regular baby powder helps a lot. But if you sweat a lot, maybe the clinical strength deoderants would help.
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neshea96 wrote:
14) 10/24/2009 11:04:56 AM
this is a great tip! i have this problem sometimes and the clinical strength antiperspirants don't seem to do the trick alone. With regular shaving;(not too short), good skin cleanser (like Dove) a good strength antiperspirant (Secret Clinical 20% active ingredient) and maybe a skin barrier for extra protection(Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel), I am okay. I try to be prepared for temp changes as best as possible too! I only take the extra step if i really want to try to combat any surprises!!!
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shannonmariex0x wrote:
15) 10/25/2009 5:29:11 PM
Great idea!! I always have this problem, so I'll definitely going to try this.
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mannnnnna wrote:
16) 10/25/2009 8:54:19 PM
all of my friends get pit stains and are terrified of getting made fun of, great idea!
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littlemissvee wrote:
17) 10/26/2009 12:06:03 AM
That is such a good idea!! I have a friend that struggles with sweat spots at work and she's always covering up with a sweater which makes her sweat more!! I'm going to send her a link to this blog!! The only problem is that I hope the panty liner doesnt come unstuck and fall out of your sleeve!! Good luck explaining that one! hehe!
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anag2210 wrote:
18) 10/26/2009 12:08:27 PM
Hey! If it works I will definitely try it!!
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dhsieh9 wrote:
19) 10/26/2009 3:17:17 PM
I've never heard this before but it's pretty smart! I might have explaining to do once I take the jacket off, though.
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hi95 wrote:
20) 10/26/2009 5:38:28 PM
omg seriously\/ will this work imma try hopefully it will \:) thanks
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gympup10 wrote:
21) 10/26/2009 10:04:38 PM
certin dry is not a deodorant you apply it at night and it suppresses your perspiration found out about this from a friend. I use Mitchum deodorant it has the same formula as mens deodorant but smells for a girl. I did gymnastics for many years and this stuff saved my life from those stains and that gross wet feeling
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my_boys wrote:
22) 10/26/2009 11:20:25 PM
If I'm feeling a bit anxious, my palms sweat. I found that if I hold a cold water bottle or glass it not only cools my palms, but also keeps me hydrated which helps with the anxiety feelings. And the condensation of liquid on the container gives my hands a socially acceptable excuse to be damp.
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Aree Metz wrote:
23) 10/27/2009 10:42:14 AM
Oh man, I wish I had known about this when I was in Japan!! What a handy tip!!! I'll definitely be looking into this when it gets warmer :)
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rachelshay wrote:
24) 10/28/2009 3:57:12 AM
pantyliners? wow, who would've thought pantyliners could do that :) thanks for the tip!! i'll try the next time it gets super hot!
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alexa.rox wrote:
25) 10/28/2009 10:41:21 AM
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Malynn wrote:
26) 10/28/2009 11:17:18 AM
There were days two summers ago that I would have to change my bra, wash, reapply my deodorant by NOON at work. I'm a nurse, and peri-menopausal, and I SWEAT. Then I found the "clinical" formula deodorants and tried those. The "sport" version works even better. No more clothing changes during a 12 hour shift, and my off duty wardrobe stays clean, too. This stuff really works!
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KJo wrote:
27) 10/28/2009 11:44:41 AM
Actually easier to cut the panty liner in half, or just cut it to the size you need. It is a little uncomfortable at first but it does work. I sweat a lot too and I will try anything at least once. I don't think I should have to go to the extreme with Botox.
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cjici wrote:
28) 10/28/2009 2:20:57 PM
This is awesome!! Thanx again for the great tips...
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Golferbabe wrote:
29) 10/28/2009 2:39:59 PM
I can't believe you posted this like it is something new! This idea has been around for years!
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Liz352 wrote:
30) 10/29/2009 1:19:18 AM
Wow! would have never thought of that!
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Lola! wrote:
31) 10/29/2009 6:21:16 PM
wow. i honestly never thought of that.... i always carry an extra deodorant with me and if it comes down to it, i'll spritz a little perfume here and there
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craftyk wrote:
32) 10/29/2009 8:58:01 PM
WOW!! What a great idea! I would have never thought of that, but I'm definately going to try it. I really hate those stains too. Thanks for the great tip Achelle!!
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yan wrote:
33) 10/29/2009 9:28:52 PM
I won't risk it because I would be so embarrassed if it accidentally fell out!
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aubb wrote:
34) 10/29/2009 9:34:12 PM
Maybe if your wearing a sweater or something and your more prone to sweating..but if i ever used this trick i would make sure i was wearing something that would definately conceal the panty liner. I really think this tip is just a bit odd...haha but it probably works
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fuzibuni888 wrote:
35) 10/29/2009 11:21:50 PM
This really does help plus, being aware of giving underarms a break from pore-clogging mineral based antiperspirants from time to time is important. BTW, adding a strip of garment tape ( the kind that affixes low cut tops ) to the pads adhesive side will add peace of mind about slip-ups. Be sure to sprinkle powder *after* attaching to blouse.
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MissSweetCakez wrote:
36) 10/30/2009 2:21:04 AM
I have sweaty armpits too. Yikes! Soooo embarrassing. What I do is add lightly rub baby powder on my pits then a very thin layer of gel deodorant then quickly dab baby powder on it again & let it dry. That usually works for me, it stops all the sweat!
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yesi wrote:
37) 10/30/2009 4:00:06 AM
omg how wierd haha well if you say it works ill try it out when i go to the gym.
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Stay Dry wrote:
38) 10/30/2009 10:08:06 AM
Fellow pit stain victims, I think the pany liner idea is genious! I only wish I had known 5 years ago. :) I spent too many years with my arm only raising half way for a question or trying to wiggle my body along with my arm so that no one could see my ridiculous pit stains...more than just a little wet spot. I had a drawer FULL of deodorant/antiperspirants...guys..girls...roll on, gel, solid-you name it...I owned it. After spending a lot of money and tons of embarassing moments, my problems. From reading in a magazine, I discovered the miracle product, Drysol. This is a prescription antiperspirant that is used over night for a few nights. I could not believe how fast it worked! Within a few days I was pit stain free! I had a really bad case, like puddles instead of little rings so Drysol might not be for everyone but another brand Certain Dri can be bought at your local grocery store and it seems to have the same effect. These products are different because they have aluminum in them...weird I know...but it WORKS!!! My Dr. didn't even know what Drysol was until I told her and she later thanked me because she was able to prescribe it to another suffering patient. Best of luck to all of you in your search for the cure! -Pit stain free for 5 years :)
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beatstopper wrote:
39) 10/30/2009 12:04:41 PM
that's such a great idea!
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StandenAround wrote:
40) 10/30/2009 4:36:09 PM
Certain Dri antiperspirant! You put it on at night and it keeps you from sweating after a few days of use.
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yeaitsme wrote:
41) 11/2/2009 6:18:33 PM
LOL i thought i was the only person who has done this!!
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Jessica1101 wrote:
42) 11/4/2009 10:19:49 AM
I have heard of dress shields before, but they seem like an outdated item that are hard to find. They are reusable, which is the only difference to using panty liners. It's a great tip. Thank you!
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R26 wrote:
43) 11/5/2009 1:24:32 AM
Thanks for sharing the great tip!
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Zulma541 wrote:
44) 11/10/2009 2:55:49 PM
great trick! I use babypowder after my deodorant.
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jayhawklover wrote:
45) 11/10/2009 9:00:08 PM
i've always had sweat issues, but i tried this tip and it helped so much! you can't even feel them! thanks so much!
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alx09 wrote:
46) 11/14/2009 9:55:05 PM
omg thats amazing, ive gota try that next time im in warm weather for awhile
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Holly71184 wrote:
47) 11/20/2009 8:48:11 PM
this is a very weird but interesting tip. hmmmm.
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ShoppyHoppy wrote:
48) 12/1/2009 3:02:02 PM
I have never heard this tip before. I would use it more for avoiding deoderant stains on the inside armpit area of a black blazer, for example. My tip for sweat control would be to gently EXFOLIATE your underarms when you shower, to remove excess dead skin, oils, and product residue.
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Twilighttulip<3 wrote:
49) 12/7/2009 9:05:09 PM
Thanks soo much! This happens to me all the time and it's a really good idea. :)
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bonjourbea wrote:
50) 12/12/2009 1:55:27 PM
I am going to try that because I always worry about pit stains when I start sweating in class. Thanks so much for the tip!
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livinchillinLOVE wrote:
51) 12/22/2009 6:18:56 PM
AMAZING.....im using this idea because i honestly cant stand pit stains...good idea
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Rina wrote:
52) 1/3/2010 1:21:34 AM
wow haha. I got this idea a few months ago :p It works with jackets, but tight short sleeve, button down, silk tops... doesnt work that well :D
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Maddielouu<33 wrote:
53) 1/3/2010 11:25:41 PM
I am going to try that!! Thankyou soo much! yes us girls can have some stankky Arm pitts!! haha great trick(:
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Maddielouu<33 wrote:
54) 1/3/2010 11:25:44 PM
I am going to try that!! Thankyou soo much! yes us girls can have some stankky Arm pitts!! haha great trick(:
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Sassie <3 wrote:
55) 1/11/2010 9:09:02 PM
So, i have finally gotten around to trying this method, i must say, it is the BEST! i have tried some crazy thgings in the past that have not worked, one thing about the panty liner is it has a funny smell, so here are some good tips, 1. rub a little deodorant on the underarm or the shirt 2. rub some deodorant on the panty liner it keeps you with a natural scent :) hope this helps many people :)
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bonbon wrote:
56) 1/11/2010 10:05:51 PM
wow! that's a very good idea! and if they are too big you can just cut them down in size to make them smaller and a perfect size!
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NaturallyMe wrote:
57) 2/3/2010 10:28:12 AM
Thank you! I think that I am going to use this, especially with pastel button down shirts!
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Sarahsss wrote:
58) 2/3/2010 8:12:21 PM
Great tip, I'll have to try it!
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T.L. wrote:
59) 8/12/2010 7:21:00 PM
okay... a little bizarre but it makes sense. Great idea actually i'll just use one of the super thin ones.
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Kannykandy (: wrote:
60) 3/30/2011 3:52:59 PM
Haha, believe it or not, i've tried that a couple times. I have excessive sweating and it sucks. Panty liners are actually pretty good at combating the sweat, but I also find that wearing more light and breathable clothing is a good way to help lessen the sweating.
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Michaela wrote:
61) 10/31/2011 9:09:23 PM
Pantiliners?? Great idea!
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