Enjoy your bikini as long as possibleAnouk Hospes
Finding the perfect bikini can be very difficult. There are so many different styles, prints and colors that it is unable to see the wood for the trees. When you’ve finally found the perfect bikini, you want to enjoy it as long as possible. But how can you extend the life of your swimsuit?
Choose the right fabric
Please note the fabric of the swimwear while shopping. Opt for a bikini that is largely made of lycra fabric. These bikinis will last longer, and that’s what we want!
Waterslides ensure that your favourite bikini will show wear spots faster, and that is what we want to avoid. So if you are planning a trip to a water park? Pull out an old bikini of your closet.
Are you going to spend a day sunbathing on the beach or at the pool? Remember to use sunscreen regularly. One time is not sufficient. Best is to avoid the sun between 12 and 15 hours altogether. Use the sunscreen well in advance, because it takes some time to set in so it is fully effective. And this also reduces the change for sunscreen stains in your swimwear. The sunscreen can create discolorations on your bikini. Are there still sunscreen spots on your bikini? Wash your bikini as soon as possible according to the instructions on the label. If this fails, try mixing washing powder with a little bit of water and let this set in. Then rinse your bikini thoroughly with tap water.
It may sound a little weird, but chlorine is one of the biggest wrongdoer of discolored and stretched out bikinis. This is mainly due to the combination of sun and chlorine. Swimwear does not like this combination. (Just like your hair;)) Near a chlorinated pool there is often a shower. Jump under it directly after swimming to wash out the chlorine of your bikini and rinse your hair. It is also good to take a shower before entering the pool. The fabric of your bikini will pick up less harmful substances from the chlorinated water. This reduces the risk of discoloration.
Just like lingerie, it is also not a good idea for your swimwear to wash it in the washing machine. Handwash is a much better idea. Make 2 cups of cold water. The first dish you do a neutral detergent and let your bikini there 5 minutes work. Then you grab the other receptacle and leave you here bikini also 5 minutes in weeks.
1. Never wring out after washing your bikini.
2. Stop him, especially not in the dryer.
Your bikini exists, if you have chosen the good fabric, mostly from stretch. What you definitely should not do is wring your bikini. As it will help ensure that your favorite bikini loses its shape. Result: a stretched bikini is no longer beautiful.
Let the bikini line dry in a dry, dark, well-ventilated place. Do not dry out in the sun to him, because this will ensure that the color will fade faster and also reduces the elasticity of the fabric. Also, it’s not smart to leave your bikini hanging to dry. The wet fabric weighs your bikini least 2 much more than normal. When you let the bikini hanging dry you distort the fit and stretch it out.