The sports category has moved to a new website.

How to effectively clean your underwear

5 untold secrets to spotlessly clean panties

You know, the kind you get after a heavy periods or from vaginal discharge that could completely destroy your underwear with just one wear.

Well, it happens to the best of us. There is no need to get embarrassed over something is natural. Vaginal discharge contains amino acids, proteins and carbohydrates. However, it is the acids that have color changing effect.

Depending on your vaginal pH and the time of the month, the acid levels in your vaginal discharge vary, as does the intensity of damage it can do to your undies.

ADVERTISEMENT

Worry not, we’ve got you. Here’s five ways to effectively clean your panties.

1.    Spot and soak

The best way to prevent a stain is to rinse it out immediately you remove them or (if you’re in the house already) immediately you noticed that you’ve spotted it. If it’s a period stain, run cold water on it before rinsing it. Hot water will make the stain stick.

2.    Make a stain remover paste

Get yourself some baking soda to make a paste. Mix a spoonful of baking soda with some water to make a grainy paste. Apply it on the stain and let it stay overnight or for a few hours before washing.

ADVERTISEMENT

3.    Fresh lemon

On light fabric underwear you can also use fresh lemon. Just squeeze fresh lemon juice on the stain and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before washing your panty.

4.    Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is great for light fabrics too. Use it the same you would fresh lemon only, be very careful when applying it on darker colors. Hydrogen peroxide may discolor them.

5.    Salt

ADVERTISEMENT

Rub some table salt into your stains and let it stay for a while before you wash your panties. This also helps with oil stains. Also if you’re wearing contact lenses, a few drops of contact solution on your panties should also do the trick.

It takes a little extra effort, but at the end of the day, saving your favorite pair of undies from nasty looking stains is totally worth it.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Step-by-step guide on how to remove stubborn yellow stains from your toilet

Step-by-step guide on how to remove stubborn yellow stains from your toilet

Recommended foods & drinks to have after tear gas exposure

Recommended foods & drinks to have after tear gas exposure

Posting your kids online? They might never be the same—here's what to do

Posting your kids online? They might never be the same—here's what to do

Prevent sickle cell: 6 genetic combos to know before having kids with your current bae

Prevent sickle cell: 6 genetic combos to know before having kids with your current bae

Kenya’s fitness concert  set to make you dance & sweat

Kenya’s fitness concert set to make you dance & sweat

Pulse Live & ISBI launch innovative program to transform creative ideas into profits

Pulse Live & ISBI launch innovative program to transform creative ideas into profits

7 practices parents should avoid to prevent child obesity

7 practices parents should avoid to prevent child obesity

The inspiring story of Sabina Joy landlord Gerald Gikonyo & how he made his billions

The inspiring story of Sabina Joy landlord Gerald Gikonyo & how he made his billions

Governor Wavinya Ndeti celebrates daughter’s milestone & exemplary performance

Governor Wavinya Ndeti celebrates daughter’s milestone & exemplary performance

ADVERTISEMENT