How to remove lip gloss stains from clothing

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How to remove lip gloss stains from clothing
Lip gloss is great on lips but a nuisance on clothing. (Getty Thinkstock)

You're surrounded by it every day, and you could unknowingly become its next victim: lip gloss. No matter how careful women are when putting on their clothes, there is always a chance that the slightest brush against a glossy lip can unintentionally end up on their clothes. Men aren't exempt from lip gloss stains either. A light, glossy kiss on the cheek can easily end up on their clothes if they absentmindedly touch their faces. Lip gloss-stained clothes may seem like a hopeless, greasy mess. However, you may be able to salvage them with proper care.

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Things you need

  • Plastic utensil or credit card
  • Solvent
  • Washing powder
  • Washer
  • Adhesive tape (optional)
  • 2 white cloths (optional)

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  1. 1

    Scrape off excess amounts of lip gloss using a plastic utensil or the edge of a credit card.

  2. 2

    Pre-treat the stain with a solvent or any other pretreat detergent that targets grease or oil stains.

  3. 3

    Wash the lip gloss-stained clothing in hot water.

  4. 4

    Pre-treat the dried lip gloss stain again with a solvent if it was not completely removed during the first laundering attempt.

  5. 5

    Re-wash the clothing in the hottest water available on your washer.

  6. 6

    Air-dry the clothing.

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