How to take care of your swimsuit
The way buying a right swimwear for your body is important, so is important to take proper care of your swimsuits.
Swimsuits are made up of polyester, spandex and Lycra – materials that allow great stretch and comfort to you swimsuits. Chlorine, salt and other chemicals present in water can wear them down. Spandex reacts with chlorine and turns yellow, whereas polyester swimsuits tend to grab oil. Every time you wear your swimsuit to the beaches, they are prone to wear and tear as the fabric gets stretched under the water currents, grinded against the sand and are exposed to hot and cold temperatures. Most of these factors cannot be avoided, but some care will definitely help you to increase the life of your favourite swimsuits.
Let’s take a step by step approach to clean our swimsuits.
1) Rinse: Swimming or sunbathing in a pool, or sea may invite salt, chlorine and other chemicals that destroy the fabric. To get rid of salt, chlorine, sand and other chemicals, it’s recommended to first rinse the swimwear under tap water or in lukewarm water.
2)Hand wash: Once you are done rinsing, its time to wash your swimsuit with a regular detergent, preferably a liquid one so that it easily dissolves and cleans. Wash gently with the fabric inside out.
NOTE: Avoid washing machine to clean your swimsuits as it’s too abrasive for the fabric.
3) Drying: Hang your swimsuit inside out under shed as the sun exposure may fade the colors.
Additional care guide
1) Contact with any kind of oil based product such as sunscreen or tanning lotions should be avoided as the oil may break down the elasticity of the fabric.
2) Prolonged exposure to sunlight, may discolour your swimsuit and also break down the elasticity.
3) Wrapping your swimsuit in towel after rinsing may get chemicals and dirt, in your towel, to get into your swimsuits.
1) Carry at least 2 swimsuits. Always allow your swimsuit to dry for 24 hrs.
2) Be careful when you sit. Always place a towel underneath before sitting as the pool edges are rough and can damage the fabric.