For some reason I’ve never thought about how to properly wash a swimsuit. I’ve been rinsing them quickly and then drying them in the sun. Little did I know, there’s a proper process to it and it explains a lot, why some of my favorite bathing suits have lost its elasticity. Only if I had known about this before, it would’ve saved me a lot of money.
Chlorine, tanning lotions, sweats or the sun are all factors to keeping your swimsuit from lasting longer. I think the best way to maintain your swimsuit is to rinse right after using them. For me, whenever I have the chance to rinse myself right after coming out of the pool or the beach, I will take it. Although, I still go the extra steps in cleaning my bathing suits even further.
- Rinse in cold water with soap or gentle detergent.
- Let it soak for 5 minutes.
- Wash but, don’t wring. Wringing the swimsuits will break down the fibers. Aha!
- Air Dry or pat dry in a towel.
Here’s a great clip about how to wash a bathing suit the right way.
No no no’s:
Do not put the swimsuits in the washing machine or dryer (this will break down the fibers)
Do not dry them in the sun (it will cause fading or damage the fabric).
Dot not twist or wring the swimsuits.
Do not dry use bleach.
Do not use iron.