If you’re a menstruating person then you know of the struggles that time of the month brings. We’re just happily living our lives, minding our own business, drinking our water, and doing our meditation, and suddenly we’re hit with cramps, bloating, nausea, and headaches, all.at.once. But that’s not even the end of it, the cherry on top of the misery cake is the staining your period can leave behind.
Hands up if you’ve had your favourite pair of underwear ruined by period stains? and raise the other one if you’ve had bedsheets ruined overnight by staining too? I can’t imagine there are many people who have both hands down right now.
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Ruining fresh sheets, cute knickers, and your favouite pair of jeans just seems to be part and parcel of menstruating. But, luckily there are ways to get rid of these pesky stains, here is the easiest way to get your stuff looking squeaky clean again.
Attack The Stain
First things first, you need to attack the stain as soon as you notice it. You can do this by running cold water on the affected area. Hold the area taut under cold water for a minute or two. When it comes to blood stains, cold water is much better to remove the mark than hot water, hot water will only do more harm then good, so try to keep that in mind!
Grab The Soap
Once you have finished running your piece under the cold water you will then need to grab whatever soap you have at hand, liquid, bar, laundry detergent, it really doesn’t matter! They will all do the trick.
Bring In The Big Guns
If you’re really having trouble getting the stain out then it might be time to call in the big guns, because sometimes water and soap just ain’t gonna cut it. If that is the case, there are plenty of things you can use to get rid of the stain that is already sitting right there in your presses. Things such as baking soda, aspirin, salt, and lemon juice are all effective in stain removal. Then there are other products specifically formulated to remove stains such as bleach and washing detergent that are sure to lift the mark. Apply the big-gun of your choosing, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then push it into the fabric using a sponge. Rinse your product after and the job should be done, if you didn’t succeed the first time, when your item is dry you can try the process again, the stain will eventually be a distant memory (until next month when a new one appears gahh).
Know There’s Nothing To Be Embarrassed About
The most important thing to bear in mind is that this is totally normal. It happens to every person who deals with having a period, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Us here at Team KISS has lost count of the number of times we’ve removed period stains, so much so that we’re now experts in that area, sharing our tips and tricks with anyone who needs it!