Gym clothes are made from sweat-absorbent fabric. They are specially designed to help you exercise with comfort. Don’t let smelly gym clothes be an excuse to skip working out. You can use these easy tricks to keep your gym clothes smelling fresh, even after intense workout sessions.
1) Soak in Vinegar
Mix 1 tbsp. of vinegar in ½ a bucket of cold water. Now, soak your gym clothes in this solution for 20 minutes. After this, you can wash your clothes like you usually do. Vinegar helps get rid of body odour from your gym clothes.
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2) Wash Regularly
If possible, you must wash your gym clothes after every workout session. This will keep your clothes clean and smelling fresh.
3) Air Out
If you are hard-pressed for time and find it difficult to wash your clothes multiple times a week, hang your gym clothes in a well-ventilated area. This will help you get rid of the sweaty, musty odour.
4) Use the Right Amount of Detergent
Adding a lot of detergent when washing your gym clothes is a common mistake. Use of more detergent won’t make your gym clothes cleaner but will instead cause a build up of soap residue that locks the smell of sweat in the fabric. Use the right amount of detergent to wash your smelly gym clothes and you should be fine.
5) Keep Away from Fabric Softener
Fabric softeners can ruin the shape of your stretchy gym clothes and leave a coating on your clothes. The use of fabric softeners can be counterproductive as they can trap odour in your smelly gym clothes.
There you have it! Smelly gym clothes can now never be an excuse to skip workout.