Mrs Hinch fans go crazy over a 50p trick to remove sunscreen stains from clothes – it's already sitting in your kitchen | The Sun

FANS of the cleaning sensation, Mrs Hinch, are going crazy over a cheap trick to remove yellow sunscreen stains from your clothes.

With Brits expecting a sizzling hot Spanish summer, most of us have already started to layer ourselves with coats and coats of sunscreen to protect us from the harsh sun.


But whilst suncream is a must, especially in the summer, the product also often leaves our favourite garments covered in yellow stains that are difficult to remove.

Luckily, fans of the cleaninfluencer, Mrs Hinch, have taken it to social media to share their top tricks to tackle this issue, The Express reported.

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, 32, has long been a favourite amongst fellow cleaning enthusiasts, with close to 4.5 million followers on Instagram.

The star rose to fame a few years ago with various home hacks and now her fans have even started dedicated cleaning pages on social media.

In one such group, Mrs Hinch Cleaning tips and tricks on Facebook, a member sought advice: “I have been applying suncream on my son and his tops have gone yellow around the neck and arms.

“I have put them on a hot wash and it hasn’t brought it out.

''Have I ruined them or is there anything I can do to salvage them?”

In particularly hot weather, the suncream can melt and cause clothing stains, which are usually caused by an ingredient called avobenzone that is present in many lotions.

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Combined with water or perspiration, it can cause rusty brown or yellow stains.

Luckily, fans of Mrs Hinch offered a helping hand and revealed their top remedies.

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Michelle Dyke wrote: “I use neat washing up liquid to lift the suntan lotion.

“Then rinse off and wash as normal.”

Another cleaning fan also vouched for washing up liquid: ''Soak in washing up liquid…soaking it will hopefully break down the stain, cheap and effective.”

Alice Benjamin commented: “I use washing up liquid for a lot of cleaning jobs around my home and it can remove stains too.

“My holy grail product.”

When using this method, it is important to use the right temperate water.

Instead of using hot water which can help the stain to soak into the clothing fibres even further,cleaning fans should opt for cold water.

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Other members of the group suggested Elbow Grease, another firm favourite amongst many.

The popular cleaning spray claims to be formulated to remove grease and oil in all situations.

Cleaning hacks and tips

Here are some tips to help you clean your home like a pro:

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