How to remove sunscreen stains

You can protect your skin from the sun, but what about protecting clothes from sun cream? Sunscreen stains are complex, since they contain so many ingredients, like avobenzone, that can leave sunscreen stains on clothes. When avobenzone mixes with minerals sometimes found in water, it can leave brown, rusty residues. Other ingredients include oils, colours and active ingredients which not only stain the garment at first glance, but also appear after it’s been washed and ironed! So it’s important to remove sunscreen stains with a washing detergent, like Ariel, with solvents and enzymes that work for various stains. Follow our Ariel stain solutions and tips for sunscreen stain removal.

Sunscreen Stain On White Bath Towel

Removing sunscreen stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Scrape off any excess sunscreen stains from the garment before rinsing under warm, running water.

  • 2


    Pour the washing liquid directly onto the stain.

  • 3


    Place the garment into the wash with similar items.

  • 4


    You can use the pre-treat cap to ensure you use the right amount of Ariel Original Washing Liquid detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of liquid detergent and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of your dirty laundry.

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

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

There are a number of tough stains lurking in your bathroom cabinet, from sunscreen stains to toothpaste stains and even ointment stains, stains seem to be a part of your daily life. Luckily, Ariel can help you see outstanding stain removal results in the 1st wash, so you don’t need to worry about getting messy in the bathroom!