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 and be more active may make “laundry day” a bit dirtier and smellier... but that isn’t an excuse to break it! Here are a few laundry tips that will keep your great sporting outfits fresh and clean while you get set in your new healthy life.
Fight sweat stains. 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 detergent. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain persists, repeat the process before drying. In case of a front load fully automatic machine use Ariel Matic Front Load and in case of top load machine use Ariel Matic Top Load. But choose Ariel in case of a semi-automatic machine or handwashing.
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 detergent is designed to provide the brilliant stain removal in 1 wash for your active wear. Use Ariel Matic Front Load if you have a front load fully automatic washing machine, in case of top load machine choose Ariel Matic Top Load. If you own a semi-automatic one, select Ariel. If you go for handwashing, Ariel works, too.
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.