Whether you’re spritzing or slathering, sunscreen can leave a serious mess on fabric. But don’t deem your favorite bikini a lost cause just yet! By using a multi-purpose product like Lestoil or Pine Sol to pre-treat the stains, you’ll be able to remove almost any oily splotch. Dab a small amount — a teaspoon up to a tablespoon, depending on the size of the stain — onto the affected area with a clean rag, sponge or paper towel and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes before laundering as usual. Be sure to check that the stain came out in the wash before drying the garment, which will set any residual staining.

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