3 ways to take care of your swimsuit

Summer and beach season is here, you went searching really hard for the swimsuit you want, you paid a fortune for it, you’re in love it!

You’re wearing at the beach/pool but you want to make it last longer. I’m sure, we all hate it when the color starts fading away, or the elastic starts to stretch…

So here are 3 ways to take care of your swimsuit and make it last longer 🙂



1- Hand Wash:

Your swimsuit should be rinsed in cool, tap water after each time you wear it whether for swimming or sunbathing.

If you have time to allow the suit to soak for 30 minutes, even better. This will remove most of the chemicals and sand and body soil that harm the fabric. Perspiration and body oils react with the elasticity of the fibers causing them to stretch so removing them as soon as possible is important. The chlorine in pools can harm a swimsuit’s elasticity and cause the fabric to yellow. Almost every swimsuit contains spandex or Lycra, so again prompt cleaning is important.

Do not put your suit in the washer. The agitation and spinning is too harsh for your suit. Quite often the bra cups can become misshapen and cannot be smoothed.

Try and give your swimsuits at least 24 hours to dry before reusing. The lycra/spandex is a memory yarn. The swimsuit needs these 24 hours to go back to its original shape. This will help stop the problem where your suit keeps getting longer.


2- Never dry your swimsuit in the sun or in the dryer:

The sun and the dryer are both hard on the lycra and spandex in your suit. The sun will speed fading and both will cause the breakdown of the elastic quality of your swimwear.


3- Sunbathing before swimming:

When possible do your sunbathing before you swim. The combination of sun and chemicals from the water makes your suit wear out quicker. If swimming first is what you prefer and it is possible change into a dry suit to do your sunbathing.


Hope the tips will be helpful for you!

Do you have any other tips?

And enjoy your summer everyone 🙂


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