Caring For Bathing Suits

Make Sure You Take Care of Your Swim Suit

girl in black swimsuitSo you have finally found the best bathing suit for your body type, and you decide that you want to wear it to the beach. It is a good thing that you have found this bathing suit, because you don’t want to repeat the same mistake that you made last year – buying a bathing suit that failed to flatter your figure in more ways than one.

As a result of that mistake, you had to wear your yoga pants on the beach, staying under the huge umbrella as everyone else had fun in the sun. But that was last year. This year, you put on your perfect bathing suit only to realize that after washing it for the first time, the colors faded somehow. After washing it for the second time, the colors have faded a lot. The material also no longer fits right, as it has become rather wrinkly and loose-fitting. The fabric piles, and the bathing suit simply looks old, as if you had owned it for many, many years. What happened? What are the things that you can do to ensure that your bathing suits’ lifespan extends?

Read the label. On the label, there should be some instructions on how to properly care for your bathing suit. It is best to follow these instructions to the letter, and as much as possible, in washing your bathing suit, avoid chlorine, hot tubs, as well as tanning lotions. Lycra (spandex) is a great material and is generally the material used in most bathing suits these days, because it stretches pretty well and returns to its original form. However, it is also quite fragile and requires proper care. Chlorine can weaken Lycra, and rough surfaces can damage the fabric as well. Water that is hot in temperature can also stretch the fabric permanently. It is not advisable to use a washing machine and washing machine detergent to wash your bathing suit; if possible, hand-wash it.

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