Legitimate question: What would you pay to get rid of grubby underarm sweat stains for good?
$10? $100? $1 MILLION DOLLARS?! Sorry, it’s a touchy subject.
I use clinical strength deodorant and avoid tight fitting sleeves. And yes, sticking a needle fill of Botox in my pits wouldn’t be beneath me at this point.
But still, I find myself avoiding eye contact with fellow passengers when I leave sweat marks on my train seat, and requiring extra elbow grease to get out pesky sweat stains on my shirts come wash day.
So when a sweat hack popped up on Zoe Foster Blake’s Go-To Instagram promising stain-free underarms, I knew I had to try it.
The solution… sticking sanitary pads on the underarm seam of your clothes.
“My daughter does this with her school uniform on hot days! Works a treat!!” one commented. “I’ve been at this for YEARS,” said another.
I investigated further and was delighted to discover some celebs use this sneaky technique to keep their pits dry. Aside from Foster Blake, who I assume has been doing this for donkeys, even Mamamia and The Project’s Rachel Corbett reckons a pad under the arm “works a treat”.
But wouldn’t it feel weird? Would people… know that you have… pads under your arms? Will they be bulky, or hot, or make me feel even more like a sweaty freak?
These were the questions I had, so I decided to road test the unconventional method for a day to see how it stacks up in the real world.