Best Ways to Clean Period-Stained Underwear

When your period catches you out and you leak, not only can it be embarrassing, but it can also be a pain to clean your underwear. Period stains are difficult to remove, especially in light-coloured underwear. If you have a period leak, you should try and ensure that you wash your underwear as soon as possible, as the longer it is left, the harder it will be to remove the stain.

Here are some of the best ways to clean period-stained underwear:

Rinse with cold water

As quickly as you can, rinse your underwear in the sink or shower until the water runs clear. Rinsing is better than leaving your underwear to soak, as soaking can stain the rest of your underwear. You may need to rub the gusset while running the tap to get the majority of the stain to disappear.

Put them in the washing machine or hand wash

Once you have rinsed the underwear, you can wash them either in the machine on a cold wash of no more than 40 degrees, or you can wash them by hand if you do not have a washing load ready to go on. Use laundry liquid or detergent but avoid using fabric softener, as this can cause your underwear to build up a waxy, chemical film over time and it can alter the fibres in the material.

Hang out to dry

It is better to hang your underwear out to dry naturally rather than putting it into the tumble dryer, as this will help them to last longer. Drying in a tumble dryer can cause your underwear to shrink and they can lose shape.

Why choose period underwear

Unexpected leaks can happen regularly but by wearing period underwear, you will be fully prepared for any leak situations. IMAARA underwear provides different levels of absorbency so that women can feel confident throughout their period, without worrying about leaking at work, while exercising or out socialising.

As well as helping you to feel more protected during your period, IMAARA underwear is a more sustainable option than buying period products such as tampons and sanitary towels. By wearing period underwear, you can save hundreds of pounds each year on sanitary products, while also doing your bit for saving the planet.

Single-use menstrual products are made from 90% plastic, which means they take years to decompose and over 200,000 tonnes of waste are produced from period products each year.

How does period underwear work?

IMAARA underwear has an advanced anti-leak system design that absorbs your period to keep you protected throughout the day. After wearing your period underwear, simply follow the washing instructions listed above to make sure your underwear stays in great condition and lasts for as long as possible.

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