How to keep your gym clothes fresh
Coming home from a sweat-dripping workout and dumping your gym gear in a corner until they’re washed isn’t really a good option. Here are some steps you can take to keep your clothes clean without that stench.
Use scent-free detergent
They may smell nice, but detergents with scents, perfumes, softeners, or additives can leave residue on your clothes after they come out of the washing machine, which can eventually degrade the fabric of your clothes. This can cause a breakdown in your clothes’ performance attributes and wicking ability, and actually cause foul odour.
Separate your shoes and apparels
Placing your sneakers and yoga pants and tank in different bags within your gym tote to minimize the spread of odour-causing bacteria. “Look for specific bags that has separate compartments that allow you to store your shoes away from the rest of your gym clothes,” she says.
Buy anti-stink clothes
When possible, opt for clothing that includes polygiene technology, which uses natural silver salt in low concentrations to prevent bacteria from multiplying—and help your clothes stay fresh and odour-free.
Hang it up
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