How To Remove Dirt From Skin

Swiity asked: How can I clean dirty, blackened skin which does not go away with washing? The affected skin is generally in the folds and might be sensitive. Any natural process is preferred rather than an artificial product.
Table of Contents:

You Will Need
Steps to Clean Stained Skin
Additional Tips and Ideas

Skin can become dirty and stained from a variety of activities. Though one may think it would happen from lack of hygiene, this is not always the case. Often known as “gardening hands,” dirt can create stains on skin, especially in folds of the knuckles and areas that are dry. Some have found scrubbing with a pumice stone to be effective, but it can be quite harsh on the skin. Lava soap has bits of pumice along with moisturizers. It is excellent for removing stains without damaging the skins surface
You Will Need:

Lava soap
Water
Lotion
Towel

Steps to Clean Stained Skin:

Fill the sink with warm water.
Moisten the skin with water.
Apply a small amount of lava soap and rub it over the stained area.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Dry with a soft towel.
If the area is dry, apply a quality hand lotion to the area.

Additional Tips and Ideas

Lava soap is available in many stores as well as online.

Steps to Clean Stained Skin:

Swiity asked: How can I clean dirty, blackened skin which does not go away with washing? The affected skin is generally in the folds and might be sensitive. Any natural process is preferred rather than an artificial product.
Table of Contents:

You Will Need
Steps to Clean Stained Skin
Additional Tips and Ideas

Skin can become dirty and stained from a variety of activities. Though one may think it would happen from lack of hygiene, this is not always the case. Often known as “gardening hands,” dirt can create stains on skin, especially in folds of the knuckles and areas that are dry. Some have found scrubbing with a pumice stone to be effective, but it can be quite harsh on the skin. Lava soap has bits of pumice along with moisturizers. It is excellent for removing stains without damaging the skins surface
You Will Need:

Lava soap
Water
Lotion
Towel

Steps to Clean Stained Skin:

Fill the sink with warm water.
Moisten the skin with water.
Apply a small amount of lava soap and rub it over the stained area.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Dry with a soft towel.
If the area is dry, apply a quality hand lotion to the area.

Additional Tips and Ideas

Lava soap is available in many stores as well as online. Check this out to Remove Sweat Stains from White Shirts!

How to Remove Sweat Stains from White Shirts

How To Remove Stain From White ShirtsYellow underarm stains on a white shirt are never a welcome sight – and here’s the kicker – those same stains are also lurking on colored shirts as well, just not as visible. First, a quick primer on what causes those stains, how to prevent them and how to remove the yellow stain:

How does this happen to me?
Underarm stains are caused by the reaction between anti-perspirant ingredients and the salts in your sweat. Most anti-perspirants contain aluminum compounds to reduce wetness. It is the aluminum that causes the build-up and yellowing on fabrics. The stains don’t appear overnight, but without proper handling of garments may happen after continuous wear.


How can I prevent stains?
Wear an undershirt to help protect your more expensive outer shirt. However, if an extra layer is just not possible, try switching to an aluminum-free deodorant. Read the labels and you’ll find that anti-perspirants have varying levels of aluminum compounds. Choose a brand with the lowest aluminum content that provides the protection you need.

After applying deodorant, allow it to dry before dressing to prevent rub-off on fabrics. If you don’t have time to wait, a couple of blasts of air from a hair dryer will do the trick.

If you have perspired while wearing a garment, wash or dry clean it as quickly as possible. Stains are much harder to remove once they become set in. If you notice the beginnings of yellow stains, stop using the dryer. The heat can set in residual stains making them almost impossible to remove. Dry shirts in the sun to increase whitening of fabrics and if that’s not possible, air dry indoors.

How do I get the rid of the yellow?
First, be certain that your shirt is washable. If it says dry clean only, believe the tag. Dry clean after each wearing to prevent yellowing. If your shirt is white and washable, here are two methods to try. Success will depend upon how old the stains are and the fabric content of your shirt – cotton whitens best.

1:1:1 – One part baking soda, one part peroxide, one part water. Make a solution of the three ingredients. You will need about 1/4 cup each of baking soda, peroxide and water to treat one shirt. Protect the countertop with a thick white towel, rub 1:1:1 solution into stains and allow to work for at least 30 minutes. Use an old soft toothbrush or bristle brush to loosen any residue and then wash as usual in warm or cold water.
1:1 – One part oxygen-based bleach (OxiClean, Clorox 2, Country Save Bleach, Purex 2 Color Safe Bleach), one part ammonia. DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH. In a well-ventilated room, wearing rubber gloves, mix solution well – about 2 tablespoons of each ingredient per shirt. Again, protecting countertop with thick white towel, rub solution into stains for at least 30 seconds. Wash as usual in warm or cold water.

For light colored shirts (blue, yellow, pink) test the solutions in an inconspicuous spot – perhaps along a hem – before trying the treatments under the arms. If there is no fading, proceed as for white shirts.

Darker colors may have stiffness or residue on the fabric under the arms. To remove the build-up and freshen the garments, fill the washing machine with cool water and add one cup of white vinegar. Allow shirts to soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain vinegar water and wash as usual in cool water.

Follow these directions and you’ll wonder where the yellow went when you’re dressing for your next event!