Why Does My Bra Smell? Here’s What You Need To Know
You’re getting ready for work. You grab your bra and start to slip it on. But what’s that? Something’s not quite right. There’s an odd smell coming from your bra and you’re not 100% sure what it is.
If this scenario sounds familiar, you need to do something about the problem as soon as possible. Here’s everything you need to know:
Try to identify the odd smell
First things first, you should try your best to figure out what the smell is. If your bra has recently developed a strange odor, there could be a few different things at play here. You should check and see whether the smell is something that you recognize or a mystery. Then we sure to wash the bra as soon as you can.
Change your lingerie regularly
Next, let’s talk about how often you change your lingerie. It’s never a good idea to wear the same bra every day. Leaving bras to rest and washing them in between wears is the only way to go. When you fail to do this, you could find that the bras start to wear out sooner than they otherwise would.
What’s more, if you tend to wear a sports bra, you need to make sure that you’re not leaving it on for too long after you exercise. If you sweat during your workout, that could end up seeping into the material. Get out of your sports bra as soon as you can!
Check the quality of the bra
Do you invest in high-quality bras when you hit the stores? If you tend to scrimp when it comes to your lingerie, you might want to rethink the way in which you do things. When you get a poor quality bra, it’s likely to be made of cheaper synthetics. These materials tend to carry odors more easily than other fabrics.
You might find that the best way forward is to look for better quality bras and lingerie in general. Making this small and significant lifestyle change could be a huge step in the right direction. Give it a go!
You could be over-washing your bra
Are you guilty of over-washing your bra? If you tend to put your lingerie in the washing machine too often and use heavy detergents, that could be the reason for the odor. The chemicals in these cleaning products can quickly build up and create a rather unpleasant smell.
If that’s the case, you may find that your bras start to have a weird odor sooner rather than later. Consider how often you tend to wash your bras and see whether you could cut back and rethink your ways.
Hand-washing is the safest method
When in doubt, there’s one failsafe that you can rely on. Hand-washing your delicate lingerie is one of the easiest ways in which you can prevent odors. Not only does this mean that you can wash the piece in a more thorough way, but it also prevents the build-up of any given cleaning product.
Plus, as though that weren’t enough, you can make sure that you’re rinsing the bra well and ensure that it is as clean as possible. Sure, it may be extra effort, but it’s worth it. Give hand-washing a whirl for yourself and see whether it changes the odor of the bra.
Ready to deal with that weird smell? With any luck, you should now have an idea of what the cause of the odor was and why it began to happen. Use this quick and informative guide to sort out the problem and banish that smell for good!
Related: Bra Care 101: How To Wash Bras
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