Keep Your Swimsuit Looking as Good as You Do!
Once you’ve found the perfect bikini that not only fits you like a glove, but also makes you look like a rock star, you'd better keep it in tip top shape!
Here are our top tips for keeping your swimming costumes looking as stunning as you are!
It might be fun to sit on the edge of the pool and dip your feet into the water, but take note of the surface you’re sitting on. The area around a pool is often textured and gritty to prevent people from slipping, and this could lead to the bottom of your swimsuit catching and pilling. Just to be safe, it is best to safely keep your gorgeous behind and bikini on a towel.
Chlorine, salt, and sunscreen are all part and parcel of having fun in the sun, but, in the long run, they can fade, discolour and even weaken the fabric of your swimming costume. To keep it in tip top shape, be sure to rinse it out as soon as possible after every use.
I learnt this lesson the hard way after leaving my favourite swimsuit to soak for a few hours before I got around to washing it. Sadly, when I came back to finish the job, I found all the colours on the swimming costume had bled into each other. I’d never have guessed this could happen because it was a good quality cossie and, after all, they are designed for use in water. But, what do you know? It appears they prefer lounging in the pool to lying in a basin.
Hot water can break down the Lycra or spandex content in your swimsuit, which will eventually cause it to stretch out and lose its shape. Don’t just toss your favourite beach buddy in the washing machine or hop into a steamy shower while you’re wearing it. Instead, gently hand wash your swimsuit in cold or lukewarm water using a mild detergent, leaving it on a flat surface to dry.
Taking into account the previous point about hot water, it follows that hot tubs also pose a risk to your swimwear. If you plan on spending time in a hot tub, you may want to pack an older bathing suit that you wouldn’t be heartbroken to see ruined.
You wouldn’t like being twisted and squeezed, so don’t do it to your stunning little swimsuit. Additionally, be sure to dry your favourite swimsuit indoors or in the shade where that pesky direct sunlight with its UV rays can’t cause the fabric to fade and deteriorate.