Why does my bionic sweat bleach my clothes?
June 1, 2010 8:00 PM Subscribe
Why does my sweat sometimes bleach my clothes?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This happens randomly. Sometimes even moderate amounts of sweat will bleach all of the dye out of the armpits of shirts and/or sweaters, rendering them ruined after a single wear or two. I feel like I didn't have this problem until the last couple of years, and I'd be really, really excited for a solution or even an explanation to get me through another hot DC summer.
- happens to both cheap and expensive clothes.
- no obvious deodorant/grooming changes.
- no use of benzoyl peroxide or other bleaching washes or creams.
Just to cover all bases, I am 29 year old female of average weight/fitness with no known health issues. [but take anti-depressant and claritin-d daily - those could be excreted in sweat, I guess]