Nothing compliments a bikini like the sun, sand, and sea. However, over time these elements can take a toll on your favorite 'kinis if not properly cared for. Ensure they stay looking good all summer long (and beyond) by checking out our tips for properly taking care of your bikinis!
Wash After Each Wear
Even if you don't go in the water, sand, sunscreen and your body's natural oils can still wear down your bikini. Extend the life of the fabric by making sure to wash your suit after every wear. Try to wash it as soon as you're done wearing it - if you're unable to do that, at least give it a gentle rinse under cool water until you can get to a sink with some soap.
Q: What type of soap should I be using?
A: Any clear, gentle detergent will work (look for one that's unscented or formulated for sensitive skin). But we recommend a detergent that's specially formulated for bikinis like Bikinis Over Everything. It's a light, all-natural wash that will get your 'kinis clean while leaving them buttery soft and bright.
Sure, it's much easier to just toss your suit in the washing machine (we're all guilty of this) but trust us it's worth taking the time to hand wash! This is the key to preserving the integrity of the fabric.
Q: How should I wash my swimsuit?
A: Here's our formula for success...
Fill basin with cool water
Add your bikini and a few drops of the bikini wash
Gently knead the soap into the fabric
Let it soak for 10-15 min
Hang or lay flat to dry in a shaded area
Avoid loosening fabric by aggressively wringing out wet suits or drying them on rough surfaces. There's nothing worse than saggy bikini butt! After washing, gently rinse with fresh, cool water and lightly wring out your bikini. Then lay it flat to dry on a towel.
Stay Away from Heat
Never (we repeat, never) iron or throw your suits in the dryer! Just like sunlight, too much heat will break down the delicate fabric over time and compromise the color and silhouette of your suit.
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