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How to avoid white deodorant marks

What’s one of the signs of a good deodorant? No white marks on your clothes. Well obviously keeping you smelling fresh and your underarms smooth and cared for are the number-one benefits… but after spending hours painstakingly choosing the perfect party dress, finding white deodorant marks on it just as you’re rushing out the door is something you could definitely live without. Which is why finding the best deodorant for no white marks is something we’re pretty invested in. So for a life free from the horror of spotting those telltale white marks on clothes, check out our tips for avoiding them to make sure you keep your little black dress, well, black.

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    Folding tricks.

    A good trick for avoiding marks altogether is to fold over the hem of the garment before slipping it on – if you do catch a mark, it’ll be on the inside of the fabric, so just unroll the fold and your LBD will come out unscathed. Genius

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    Let it dry.

    The most basic piece of advice? Wait for it to dry before getting dressed. If you can, apply your deodorant first and save getting dressed till the last minute to minimise the risk of white-mark catastrophe

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    Switch up your routine.

    Then again, depending on the cut of your clothes, you might find it better to get dressed before putting on your deodorant. This way you already know where to apply it to avoid getting it on your outfit

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    Use tights.

    Arrived at the bash of the year only to realise that your deodorant has also made a splash – all over your party dress? Just head off to the bathroom, whip off your tights, and use them to rub the marks away – the nylon fibres help diffuse the stain

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    Be prepared.

    Keep a pack of baby wipes in your handbag in case of emergencies (i.e. liberal deodorant spraying in the office bathroom). Dab and pat the mark away but don’t rub, or you might make it worse