Swimsuit Care Instructions

 

Before Your First Swim in Your New Suit

To prevent your suit from losing its color or bleeding you should soak it in White Vinegar before its first use

  1. Mix 2 tbs of white vinegar with 1/2 gallon of water
  2. Place the suit and water in a mixing bowl or basin
  3. Gently mix the suit in the solution
  4. Let the suit sit in the mixture for about 30 minutes
  5. Rinse the suit in cold water
  6. Lay the suit flat to dry (Avoid direct sunlight).

Rinse Immediately After Use

  • Rinse your suit with cold tap water immediately after each use.
    • This can usually be done at the pool or beach in the provided showers. If showers are not available, rinse your suit in a sink in cold water before leaving.
    • When possible it is best to rinse your suit between swimming and sunbathing.
      • The combination of sun and chemicals can make the suit wear out quicker.
    • (Body oils, sunscreen, salt water, chlorine, dirt and other chemicals can damage the elasticity and color of your suit).

Hand Wash Your Suit

  1. Fill a sink or basin with cold tap water
  2. Add some mild laundry detergent (preferably meant for delicates) or liquid hand soap
  3. Allow the suit to soak for about 15 minutes
  4. Gently wash the suit with your hands (This will help you to get the chlorine, dirt and oils out of the fabric).
  5. Drain the dirty water
  6. Rinse out the suit with cold water until all of the soap is removed and the water is clear
  7. Lightly squeeze out the excess water. (Do not twist or wring out your suit)

Machine Wash

  • We do not recommend machine washing your suit after every use
    • Even on a gentle wash the machine can stretch out the fabric and elastic straps or destroy the cups or pull apart seams.
  • However, it can be good to machine wash your suit every 3 to 5 times it is worn.
  • This will help to remove the chemicals, dirt and oils that have penetrated deep into the fabric
  1. Place your suit in a mesh washing machine bag or pillowcase. (This will help prevent the suit from stretching out or getting pulled apart)
  2. Wash the suit on delicate
  3. Wash with cold water
  4. Wash with other delicate items or towels

How to Removing Sunscreen or Other Stains from your Suit

  • Avoid applying sunscreen when your suit is on (When possible it is best to apply sunscreen and then put on your suit after the sunscreen has absorbed).
  • Do not bleach your suit
  • If you already have sunscreen stains you can try applying baking soda or white vinegar to the suit.
Baking Soda
  1. Make sure the suit has been rinsed and washed
  2. While the suit is damp apply a generous amount of baking soda to the affected areas
  3. Gently work baking soda into the affected area
  4. Allow to sit for several hours
  5. Rinse with cold water until water is clear
  6. Lightly squeeze out the excess water. (Do not twist or wring out your suit)
White Vinegar
  1. Make sure the suit has been rinsed and washed
  2. Mix one part white vinegar with three parts warm water and soak the affected area
  3. Rinse with cold water
  4. Lightly squeeze out the excess water. (Do not twist or wring out your suit)

How to Dry your Suit

  1. Lay your suit flat on one end of a dry towel
  2. Fold the other end of the towel over the top of the suit
  3. Loosely roll up the towel with the suit inside
  4. Gently press the towel and let it absorb the water from the suit
  5. Remove the suit from inside the towel
  6. Leave the suit flat to dry
  • Do not twist or wring out your suit. It can cause the fabric to stretch out and lose its shape
  • Avoid leaving your suit to dry in direct sunlight
    • This will cause the suit to lose its elasticity and fade the colors of the suit
  • Avoid hang drying (The water can collect at the bottom of the suit and stretch out the fabric and elastic

How to Remove Wrinkles

  • If the suit is wrinkled you can get it slightly damp and let it dry flat
    • Do not iron your suit
    • Do not dry clean your suit
      • (Excessive Heat will ruin the elastic)

Avoid Rough Surfaces

  • Avoid sitting directly on concrete, wood chairs/benches or other rough surfaces
    • Instead lay down a towel to protect your suit. This will prevent the suit from fraying or becoming fuzzy.

 

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