how to wash your bikini
The daily wear and tear of a swimsuit isn't luxurious as one might think. Between the sun, chlorine, direct sunlight, salt water and constant stretching, it's important to take proper care of your suits.
Sweat and body oils cause the materials used in most bikinis to breakdown. Therefore, to keep your suit tight and perky, prompt washing is essential.
Caring for your swimsuits is easy and should be done by hand. If washing in a machine is necessary, be sure to use a mesh bag for intimates, mild detergent and a delicate
The best way to wash your suit is in your post activity shower.
Rinse as much sand and residue as you can under running water. This will remove most of the body oils, salt, sand, and chemicals that can stretch and damage the fabric.
Wash + Soak
Make your suit a bath of cool tap water, about a teaspoon of laundry detergent, or mild soap and wash. After washing out any leftover sand and wear, soak the suit in its soapy bath for 20-30 minutes. Thoroughly rinse under cool tap water.
Use a dab of shampoo and scrub gently. Avoid using any products containing conditioner.
Once all of the soap has been washed out of the bathing suit, gently squeeze all excess water out of the garment. Be careful not to wring it as it can stretch your suit and cause damage. Lay your suit flat to dry in a spot out away from direct sunlight.
Avoid hanging your suit as this will also cause stretching and damage. Instead, store the suit once it is completely dry. Storing before drying can cause the growth of mildew.