Did you know good, quality swimwear can last up to 10 years! Between the chlorine, salt water, sunscreen oils, tanning lotions, and sweat, we know it can be challenging to #SaveTheSuit. Not to mention your suit is being soaked in water and exposed to sunlight more than any other piece of clothing you own. How's a girl to handle it?
Our #1 tip for keeping your favorite swimsuit around for ever? Be gentle! Here's how you can keep your swimwear beach bum ready:
The absolute easiest way to care for your fav bikini is to rinse it as soon as you come home from the beach or pool. Rinsing gets rid of any harsh chemicals, be it chlorine or salt water along with any residual sunscreen, tanning oil, or sweat.
Skip the washing machine and wash your bathing suit by hand. Not only does the washing machine cause damage to your precious swimwear but other garments in your laundry load can harm any fine fibers. Pro tip: using baby shampoo is a super gentle way to get your swimwear squeaky clean without using harsh chemicals.
If you're lounging pool side or hanging out on the wooden parts of a hot tub, make sure to sit on a towel. The rough concrete and wood can pull and damage the fine fabric of your bikini bottoms.
Wringing out your swimwear causes the fabric to stretch and droop over time. Instead of wringing, try rolling it up in a towel and gently squeezing out any excess water.
Even if you're not worried about fashion the faux pas of wearing the same suit every day, it's a good idea to switch it up. Buying two swim suits you love and alternating them gives more longevity to the life of each piece.
We hope these tips help you rock your suit for years to come! We know how challenging finding the right one can be. Now that you’ve learned proper swimwear care, you’re well equipped to maximize the life or your swimsuit. Now for a swim (and don’t forget to rinse that suit).