Warm weather is the perfect time to bring out your swimsuit. Whether you are looking to go swimming or just lay out and catch a tan, the best option is to wear your bathing suit. While bathing suits are an essential for every summer time wardrobe, many people do not know how to properly care for one. There are many different ways to go about washing your swimsuit to help keep it in optimal condition.
Read The Tag
Each swimsuit is a little bit different and each one is made of different fabrics and colors. Before you decide to wash your swim suit it is important that you read the tag. Some tags will say to machine wash on cold with same colors, while others will tell you to wash by hand. Before deciding what is best for your bathing suit, you must read the tag.
You should even consider reading the tag before you buy the swim suit at the store. If you know you are not going to hand wash your suit, you should shop around for a different one. Find one that fits you great and also fits your needs. If you are going to make the investment, make sure you are going to take care of it properly.
How to Wash
If your tag says that you need to hand wash it, you should do so by adding a quarter cup of baking soda to some warm water. Let the suit soak in the water for about 20 minutes and then swish it around in the water. Rinse the suit with cool water and let it hang dry.
If your tag says that you can machine wash your suit, it is recommended that you only wash the suit with cold water. Cold water will help protect the suit and help minimize any fading and color bleeding. Wash on a delicate cycle to minimize the agitation and keep your suit in nice condition. If your suit has strings, you should also place it in a drawstring bag to help keep the strings from getting wrapped around other clothes and the inside of the washer.
When to Wash
One of the biggest questions when it comes to caring for a bathing suit, is how often does it need to be washed. Many people believe that you should wash it every time you wear it, however, this is not true. Most experts recommend that a swimsuit only be washed about every three times that you wear it. This can vary depending on the situation. If you wear the suit to tan in, it will only need to be washed every three to five times. If you wear the suit in chlorine water, you should highly recommend washing it immediately. If you let the chlorine sit on your swimsuit, it will destroy the coloring of the suit and make it fade quickly. Regardless of the type of water you swim in, you should always rinse your suit in fresh water before storing it.