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How to Properly Wash & Care for Your Swimsuit

How to Wash & Care for Your Swimsuit
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Always hand wash your swimsuit. Never wash your swimsuits in the washer and never dry them in the dryer. Both will quickly destroy the fabric and deteriorate the elasticity of your swimsuit. How to properly wash your swimsuit: Fill a sink with cool water and add a small amount of swimsuit cleaner. Let the suit soak for 15 minutes, then gently massage with hands to work the chemicals and dirt out. Drain the soapy water and rinse until the water runs clear. Never wring or twist the swimsuit.

Do not use detergents to clean your swimsuit. Always use a swimsuit cleaner like this one. Opt for one that is natural, alcohol-free and fragrance-free.

Always layout your swimsuit to dry. Don’t hang. Place your swimsuit on a flat surface out of the sun to allow it dry, this will keep the color from fading in the sunlight.

Don’t let chlorine dry into your suit. Rinse your suit in the showers near the pool before laying out or keep it damp until you can rinse. You could also store your damp suit in a plastic bag until you’re able to rinse it out at home or in the hotel.

Apply your sunscreen and allow it to absorb into your skin before you put on your suit to avoid getting sunscreen or oils on your swimsuit.

Rinse your swimsuit before getting into a pool. This will help reduce the amount of chlorine absorbed into the fabric.

Sit on a towel or blanket to avoid snagging your suit on rough surfaces.

Avoid hot tubs. The chemicals and heat accelerates wear on the fabric.

Alternate your swimsuits to allow for the previous day’s suit to fully dry and return to its original shape when you’re on vacation.


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  • Khushboo
    March 9, 2015

    I have always wondered the proper way of cleaning swim suits! I didn’t know know there was something like swimsuit cleaner :) Thanks for the great tip!