How to maintain your swimsuit so that it lasts ?

Published on : 02 November 20213 min reading time
A rattan chair, a rough edge that is by a pool, rocks, sand, all these places you can sit in with your swimsuit are also surfaces that can damage the fibers of the swimsuit. Always remember to put the sarong or beach towel where you might sit to avoid snagging the fibres of your favourite swimsuit. Sunscreens or oils can damage the fabric of your swimsuit and weaken their elastic parts or discolour the fabric.

Taking good care of your swimsuit when wearing it

Having also spent time choosing the ideal swimsuit, the one that fits you perfectly and is at the cutting edge of the trend, it would be a shame to shorten its life because of small mistakes and general misuse. So, first of all, it is important to preserve the fabric of your swimsuit while avoiding sitting on the gripping surface : a rough pool edge, rattan chairs, a rock. One simple tip is that sitting on the towel is the most effective way to avoid scratches. Similarly, beware of sun oils, lotions and creams that can permanently stain your swimsuit. If this happens, a quick swipe with a Marseille soap is necessary, so don’t panic.

Remember to rinse your swimsuit after each swim

In fact, rinsing your swimsuit with clear water is a must for prolonging the life of a fabric. This removes everything that could possibly get stuck, such as salt, sunscreen, sand and chlorine. So after a day at the pool or in the sea, make a habit of rinsing your swimsuit well with cold water. Hot water, on the other hand, can cook and damage the fibres. In addition, be sure to remove any knots beforehand, as twisting and rubbing the fibres can damage the elasticity of the swimsuit and also shorten its life span.

Wash it regularly

Similarly, washing can also be decisive for the durability of a swimsuit. That’s why taking the time to wash it by hand using a Marseille soap or a detergent for delicate laundry can save its life. If you like to wash it with the machine, be careful, i.e. use delicate programmes and cold water with a temperature of 30°C, minimise the spinning as much as possible. Also, do not use fabric softener as it can attack the elastic fibres.

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