Top tips for longer lasting swimwear
First day of spring and the warmth is in the air....
Swimsuit season is here. Here are a few top tips to keep your swimwear in a good long lasting condition.
~ One of the most fundamental steps in caring for a swimsuit is to rinse it in cold tap water after wearing it, whether swimming or merely sunbathing. Salt water, chlorine, body oils, sunscreen, dirt, sand, and other substances can damage the elasticity of swimsuit material; rinsing after use helps remove these, and prevents them from eating away at the fibres.
~ Hand Wash After Wearing. Most experts recommend hand washing swimsuits. In addition to rinsing immediately after wearing a swimsuit, washing it at the end of that day is also an essential step in swimsuit care.
~ Avoid getting excess lotions and oils on your swimwear. Sunscreen, tanning oils, and cosmetics can be harmful to swimsuits
~ The best anti-stain method is to prevent stains in the first place, by letting sunscreen absorb before putting on the bathing suit. If sunscreen oil stains occur, baking soda or vinegar are gentle cleaners that may help remove them
~ Never wring a swimsuit out. This can easily damage the delicate fibres and cause the suit to lose its shape. Instead, lay it flat between two dry towels, roll the towels up, and gently press the towels so they absorb the excess water. The swimsuit should not be left too long in the towels, however, or it may get mildewy. Alternatively, suits can be placed flat in ventilated area. Bathing suits should not be hung to dry, since water collecting at the bottom can stretch the fabric. Dry out of direct sunlight to prevent fading
~ Steer clear of rough surfaces. Sitting and/or rubbing against
textured pool decks and any rough edges can ruin the smooth and luxurious texture of your swimwear