Swimwear Care instructions
The same fabric that makes suits cling just right to your body makes them vulnerable to heat and harsh chemicals. To make them last longer please read a few mindful instructions.
Rinse ASAP your swimsuit in cool water after swimming in salt or chlorinated water. Hot tubes or pools that contain too much chlorine increase the damage and shorten the lifespan of your suit . Note that hot water is bad for swimwear, avoid too many dips or too long exposing to the hot tube, if possible reserve a suit , just for it and make it your cheapest one.
Hand wash your suit with a mild soap to prolong its life – do not wash in the washing machine.
Do not soak or tumble dry.
Wash newer suits by themselves until all excess dye washes out – bleeding of the dye is normal and will stop after a few washes.
Tanning/bronzing lotions, tinted moisturizers, oils, harsh chemicals and minerals, chlorine can cause discoloration (this is not a manufacturing defect)
Drying in sunshine for too long fades the color of your swimsuit. After washing squeeze gently your bikini in a towel before putting away to dry.
Rotate suits - Spandex or elastane are “memory fabrics” meaning they need a full day to snap back to usual position. It is important to have more than one suit so that each one has more than 24 hours to bounce back.
Whenever you are sitting, use a towel or a sarong making sure to avoid rough surfaces. Impromptu seat snag and tear the material.
Many suits have embellishments (gold plated metallic hardware, Leather, crochets, macrames, hand embroideries, etc.) that can be worn in the beach or pool but need to be handled with extra care.