WASH OFF ANY CHEMICALS, CHLORINATED WATER OR SUN CREAM.
Sunscreen is important! Healthy oils help up gain a beautiful glow! However, Harsh chemical sunscreens and oils can be damaging to the fabric and cause the beautiful vibrent colors to fade or even worse the oils can leave stains! If you jump in for a quick 5 minute swim or for 30 minute swim the chemicals are still in the fabric! The first thing after contact with chlorine rinse throughly in cold water as soon as possible.
ALWAYS HAND WASH
Isn't it just so easy to throw your suit on a cold quick wash in the washing machine? YES! But its also easy for that $100 stunning swimsuit you just invested in to be ruined in quick machine wash. The agitation of a washing machine can damage the fabrics even if set on the gentle cycle. The dyes in the fabrics are also more likely to run and potentially ruin your other summer clothes.
DO NOT TWIST OR WRING OUT TO REMOVE EXCESS WATER
It is very tempting to do this but you need to resist. Wringing your suit is the fastest way to wear it out so the spandex loses its shape and elasticity. Lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry.
DO NOT HANG THE SWIMSUIT IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Dry the suit indoors or in the shade. Direct sun will fade the colors. Don't dry it over an air conditioner as you'll likely make the whole room smell of damp bathing suit. Mmmmmm lovely.
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