How to Wash and Care for your Swimsuit

How to Wash and Care for your Swimsuit

Washing and caring for a swimsuit properly can help extend its lifespan and maintain its appearance and elasticity. Here are some tips:

  • Rinse after each use: After wearing your swimsuit, rinse it thoroughly in cool tap water to remove any chlorine, saltwater, sand, or other substances it may have been exposed to.
  • Hand wash: While some swimsuits may be labeled as machine washable, it's generally best to hand wash them to avoid damage. Use a mild detergent, preferably one specifically designed for delicates or swimwear, like SUIT SUDS by TRISWIM. Gently wash the swimsuit in cool water, avoiding any rubbing or wringing that could stretch or damage the fabric.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Do not use bleach or harsh detergents, as they can damage the fabric and elastic fibers of the swimsuit.
  • Dry flat: After washing, gently squeeze out excess water from the swimsuit without wringing it. Lay it flat on a towel to dry, away from direct sunlight, which can cause fading. Avoid hanging the swimsuit to dry, as this can stretch it out of shape.
  • Rotate swimsuits: If you frequently wear swimsuits, it's a good idea to have multiple suits and rotate them. This allows each suit to have time to rest and regain its shape between wears.
  • Avoid rough surfaces: Be mindful of where you sit while wearing your swimsuit to avoid snagging it on rough surfaces, such as pool decks or concrete.
  • Avoid hot tubs: Extended exposure to hot water, such as in a hot tub or Jacuzzi, can damage the fabric and elastic of your swimsuit. If you do wear your swimsuit in a hot tub, rinse it thoroughly afterward and follow the care instructions promptly.
  • Store properly: When not in use, store your swimsuit in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid folding or creasing the swimsuit, as this can damage the fabric and elastic.

By following these tips, you can help keep your swimsuit looking great and fitting well for many swimsuit seasons to come.


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