Whether you’re working out or playing in a big game, here’s how to stay fresh.
Your New Year’s resolution to work out more may make “laundry day” a bit dirtier and smellier… but that isn’t an excuse to break it! Here are a few tips that will keep your sporting gear fresh and clean while you get healthy in the New Year.
Fight sweat stains. The classic, low-tech cotton tees may be the comfiest workout shirts. But they do tend to absorb sweat and may well show sweat stains. To combat this, turn your shirt inside out and pre-treat the underarm areas with Ariel Regular Washing Liquid. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric with one Ariel Regular Washing Liquid. If the stain persists, repeat the process before drying.
Use the right detergent. Try using a detergent that’s specifically formulated to handle tough stains like grass, dirt, clay, and blood while also eliminating odour. Ariel Regular Washing Liquid with pre-treat cap and Ariel 3in1 PODS Washing Capsules Regular together have the best stain removal system for your gear.
Don’t wait to wash. Don’t leave your sportswear in a duffel bag after a workout or game. Since bacteria love to grow in moist places, make sure that your sportswear dries as quickly and efficiently as possible, even if you’re planning to wash it later. If it’s a sunny day, move equipment outside so that it dries faster.
Refresh your gym bag with dryer sheets. Your gym bag can start to retain the odours of the workout gear inside it. Place a couple of dryer sheets in your bag for a quick and easy fix that will keep it smelling fresh.