Today’s post is brought to you by guest blogger Susan, a blogger and Director of Marketing at InStyleSwimwear.com. In this post, Susan provides some helpful tips on how to take good care of your swimsuits!
Without a doubt, pools and swimwear go hand in hand, so we thought that we’d provide you with a few easy-to-follow tips on how to take care of your swimsuits. To ensure that you get the most out of your swimsuits for years to come, follow these tips and get ready to take swimwear season head-on!
-Always avoid sitting directly on pool decks, as they’re often pretty rough in texture. Either sit on a chair or lay out a towel to avoid getting pulls and runs in the smooth swimwear fabric.
-Be careful when you’re applying suntan lotion, oils and cosmetics to your face and body. If you get these on your swimwear, the chemicals can lead to serious discoloration of the fabric. Moreover, over time they will exacerbate the normal wear and tear process, forcing you to retire your favorite swimwear faster than you want.
-A number of designers suggest that swimmers do not wear their swimsuits in the hot tub, as the chlorine mixed with the hot temperature can not only discolor and fade the fabric, but it can lead to a breakdown of the fabric as well. Since you don’t want to avoid the hot tub altogether, try to wear your older swimwear styles that you don’t care as much about when relaxing in the hot tub.
-Always monitor your pool’s chlorine content. Make sure the concentration is not too high, as prolonged chlorine exposure can affect the overall durability of the fabric.
-After every single wear, make sure to rinse your swimwear thoroughly to prep it for washing. This will help remove some of the excess chlorine content before you actually wash your swimsuit.
-Always wash your swimwear carefully by hand after every wear, using mild soaps meant for delicate fabrics. Use cold or warm water. After washing, gently squeeze out the water, making sure to avoid wringing or twisting your swimwear. Finally, lay your swimsuits flat out to dry. Never use washing machines or dryers because they’re way too rough!
Use these tips as a general guide and do your part in preserving the life of your swimwear! Happy swimming!
Susan is a blogger for InStyleSwimwear.com, an online retailer of fine designer swimwear, resortwear and fashion-forward accessories for the beach or pool! Check them out today!