Are you tired of investing in good swimwear only for it to fade & barely get you through the summer?? I've teamed up with Rad Swim to bring you my favorite tips for keeping my swimwear looking amazing for YEARS! Good swimwear in an investment & to make them last as long as possible, it's important to care for them properly.
Rad Swim says, "for suit care, our suits require only hand rinsing in cool water after each use and hanging to dry. We discourage using detergents, washers, and dryers! All of these things can potentially ruin the suit." I totally agree! This is how my mom taught me to wash my swimsuits when I was little. I ring them out in the sink & hang them to dry.
Shape your Suits
This is a tip you can use for swimwear as well as your bras. Especially if they have padding. After you wash out your swimwear & ring all the water out, smooth out the fabric, shape the padding & hang them to dry. Try to avoid any wrinkles. This will help the suit look nice the next time you go to wear it & will give the padding of your suit extra life. Avoid the dryer at ALL costs.
Machine Wash with Caution
I get it, some people mentally need to wash their suits. Sometimes it's even necessary depending on how much chlorine is in the pool or how gross the water is. You might even spill something on the suit & you have to wash it. If you trust your washer's "hand wash" setting you can wash your suit in the washer with a tiny bit of detergent & hang to dry. If not, you can fill your sink or a small bucket with water & add a tablespoon of detergent. Rinse all the soap out & hang to dry.