As soon as sunny days arrive, many people take out their swimsuits from the closet and march to the nearest lake or just start sunbathing on the balcony. Do you know how to wash your bathing suit so that it will last for many seasons? Actually, it is not difficult at all.
How to take care of a swimsuit?
Of course, the most popular method of cleaning swimsuits is to wash them in your hands. Get a bowl and pour lukewarm or cold water into it. Add a little bit of mild detergent. Avoid washing powders (they can leave marks on dark fabrics). Then soak the suit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, rinse it off and dry. Remember not to wring the fabric.
How to wash your swimsuit in the washing machine?
First, study the label carefully and find out what the manufacturer recommends as far as washing your swimsuit is concerned. If the tag is no longer there, you have to take care not to damage your swimsuit. Rinse it from sand, chlorine or salt. Put it in the washing machine and set it to hand wash mode (30°C).
Remember not to put in the washing machine clothes with whalebones, frills, sequins, padded bras or other decorations, which might deform during washing.
How to dry your swimsuit?
Swimwear should not be ironed, as high temperatures are not good for it. Additionally, it should not be dried in a drying machine. It is best to lay the swimsuit flat on a towel or hang it on a drying rack by its tag or strings. And most importantly: do not leave it in full sunlight, because the material may fade.
How to revive the color of a swimsuit?
If your bathing suit has faded a bit, there are ways to restore its shine and color. Mix cold water with salt or baking soda (1 liter of water and 1 tablespoon of salt) in a bowl. Soak the costume in the prepared solution for several minutes and dry it in a shaded place.
How to clean a white swimsuit?
It happens sometimes that white swimsuits turn yellow quickly. This happens because of the tanning oils and exposure of the material to salt or sand. How can you deal with this? You can try soaking your swimsuit in water with lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide for an hour. This treatment should help.