How to remove acne cream stains

Any acne sufferer knows that medicinal creams can help clear up your skin, since their powerful bacteria-fighting ingredients get to the root of the issue. The downside though is that these ingredients can also ruin your clothes if they get on the fabric. Over the counter acne creams usually come with Benzoyl peroxide, which turns into hydrogen peroxide when it comes into contact with water and can bleach fabric. Acne creams can also cause orange or rusty coloured stains as well. So it’s important to act as quickly as possible, and use a washing detergent, like Ariel, with bleaching agents that remove acne cream stains. Follow our Ariel stain solutions tips for acne cream stain removal.

Removing acne cream stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Scrape off any excess acne cream stains from the garment before rinsing the garment inside out under cold, running water.

    Remove excess
  • 2

    Pre-treat

    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the stain.

    Pre-treat
  • 3

    Load

    Place the garment into your washing machine along with any similar items.

    Load
  • 4

    Dose

    Your Ariel cap also acts as a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose of washing detergent, and put it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

    Dose
  • 5

    Wash

    Wash on the usual cycle on the hottest wash temperature indicated by your garment’s fabric care label.

    Wash
  • 6

    Unload

    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

    Unload

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

It’s not only those acne cream stains that can mess up your clothes in the bathroom. Other stains like toothpaste stains or makeup stains can leave unwanted residues behind on your clothes. Luckily, Ariel can give you effective stain removal from the first wash, so you can say good bye to unwanted tough stains and hello to beautifully clean clothes!