Many people don't properly take care of their swimwear. Furthermore, it’s common for people to overlook or simply disregard the washing and care instructions found on the inside tags :) This almost always leads to the wearer’s disappointment and/or dissatisfaction. Whether you spend 500 or 5000 rupees on a swimsuit, taking care of your swimwear the right way is completely fundamental to its longevity. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful swimwear for many years to come.
Know that chlorine can ruin your swimwear. Make sure to frequently check your pool and hot tub's chlorine content. If it is too high, the excessive amount of chlorine can break down the spandex of the swimwear, which will ruin the shape of your swimwear. Also, too much chlorine can accelerate fading of the fabric.
- 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.
- Avoid getting excess lotions and oils on your swimwear. Sunscreen, tanning oils, and cosmetics can be harmful to swimsuits. Make sure to rinse and wash your swimwear as soon as possible if you do.
- Rinse your swimwear in cold water after each wear. By rinsing your swimsuits in cold water, you will help remove the excess salt and chlorine. This is an important step to take before washing.
Avoid washing swimwear in electric washing machines. Although your washing machine may be set to cycle gently, it could still be way too rough. Washing machines can ruin the shape, fabric, and padding, as well as any delicate embellishments, stones, or beading. Therefore wash your swimwear by hand in cold water; warm water is acceptable too. Always use a mild soap that is meant for delicate fabrics.
Gently squeeze the water out of your swimwear after washing. Be gentle and do not wring or twist your swimsuit roughly, as this could ruin its shape.
Do not dry your swimwear in an electric dryer. Similar to electric washing machines, electric dryers can be too rough for the fragile material of swimwear. In a shaded and well ventilated area, lay your swimsuit flat out to dry. By laying it flat, you will diminish the appearance of wrinkles and creases.