The best argument for taking good care of your swimsuits? How about avoiding the painful process of finding a new one! No one likes it when their suit colors fade, or when spandex droops and wrinkles in the back. So when you finally do find that suit that truly suits you, you best take care of it so you can strut in the sun for seasons to come. Take a look at these must-know tips to keep that slippery spandex snappy.
While style is generally the marker of a made-for-you suit, it never hurts to look at the fabric content for longevity. Here are a few key pointers:
Soaking in water can't get out chlorine, salt water, and the natural oils on your skin — all elements that can wear a suit down over time. So always wash your suit by hand with Tide® TOTALCARE™ after wearing.
It's best to give suits a full 24 hours to dry and regain their shape, so try alternating suits to keep fabrics lasting longer. One great argument for buying multiple suits this summer!
Swimsuits don't like heat. It breaks up their elasticity. So as a general rule, keep suits out of the dryer and out of the sun. Hang dry indoors promptly after washing.
Between the heat and the bromine, a hot tub is tough on swimwear. But there's no real way around it. Try wearing an older suit that you care less about, and be sure to wash it out as soon as you can.
Turns out, lying in the sun isn't just bad for your skin. But if you're the sun-bathing type, try tanning before you swim. A wet bathing suit in the sun gets more damaged than a dry bathing suit.
Nothing creates rough surface and pilling more than sitting at the edge of a pool. Be aware of where you sit and lean. Throw a towel underneath you to protect those delicate fabrics.
When you change out of your wet swim suit, it's easy to fold into a towel. But that's like marinating and heating the poor thing. Instead, wash it off and store in a shady place until you can care for it at home.
Preserving that perfect swimsuit