Confession: I suck at taking care of my bikini's. For me "taking care" of my bikini's which I surf in, lay out in, swim in, pretty much live in means that I... well, don't do anything. And then I wonder why they don't last long! I thought some of you out there might be having this same issue so I've done some research and I am here to report on what I've found!!
So this seems like a no brainer but hey, I don't even do it. Always use cold water. Hot water is apparently bad for your bikini! Who knew! If you are into getting your jacuzzi on try and stick to one suit for cuzzi wear so you don't ruin every single one! There is no such thing as a real hot tub time machine! If only...
2. Hand Wash.
Yesterday I invested in bathing suit wash similar to this and I am hoping it helps preserve my poor bikinis! I am going to hand wash them like the olden days. Do not put your suits in a washing machine! This is too harsh and will hurt more then it helps. One of my biggest issues is SAND! Letting your suit soak in a cold tub for 10 minutes should help get the sand outta there!!
3. Dry Off.
Do not twist or wring out your suits, they are delicate! Doing so can damage the micro fibers- ruining it's shape! Gently squeeze instead. Don't let dry in the sun (oops) this causes fading. Lay flat in a ventilated area, do not hang (oops) water collecting at the bottom stretches your suit. Once your suit is dry try to shake the sand out of your suit.
4. Preventive Measures.
When purchasing a new suit, soaking it for 30 minutes in a concoction which includes one tablespoon white vinegar added to a quart of water in a bowl will prevent fading!
Hope you are having a fantastic summer in the sun you beach bunnies!!