A bikini is a delicate swim suit. When you find one that looks good on you, you’ll want to keep it in great condition so you can wear it for as long as possible. It’s Important to care for your bikini correctly if you want to prolong its use. Here are some tips to help you take the best care of your bikini.

Alternate Your Swimwear

Wearing the same bikini over and over is sure to wear it out. Exposing the suit to the elements and constantly washing it will not prolong its life. Your bikini is like your everyday clothing, it will stay looking new longer, and the less you wash it. Also, your bikini will need time to reshape after stretching from use so alternating bikinis will give each some time to return to its original shape.

Avoid Sunbathing After Swimming

If you want to lay in the sun and swim, you should lay in the sun before you swim. The sun can cause fading and salt from the ocean or chemicals from a pool will only accelerate the fade. If you do swim first, it would be best to change into a dry suit to sunbathe in.

Wash Your Bikini 

Washing your suit the right way is important. If you want to take the best care of your bikini, you need to wash it after each use. Fill a sink with cold water and a small amount of detergent. Do not wring, just squeeze excess water out, then lay flat to dry.

Shower after Use

If you have gone for a swim, it’s a good idea to shower off any salt or chemicals. If you can, you may even want to change out of your bikini and place it in a plastic bag. Wearing a wet bikini for too long can cause stretching and ruin the shape.

Do Not Dry your Bikini Outside in the Sun

Sun exposure is not good for a bikini. The sun can cause fading and even dry out the fibers which will keep the bikini from returning to its original shape when it dries. It’s best to let your bikini lay flat to dry in a place away from sunlight.

Be Mindful of Where You’re Sitting

 Sitting on hot spots outside, or wooden benches and cement areas in your bikini can cause the fabrics to fray. Once the fabric has frayed or pulled, there is not repairing it. You want to avoid causing any visible damage to your bikini by paying close attention to where you’re sitting. Always try to put down a towel, blanket or t-shirt to protect your suit when sitting.

Keeping your bikini in great condition can be done. You will get so much more use out of your bikini if you care for it the right way. It’s important to be mindful of the soft fabric and how easily it can be damaged or discolored. If you are, you can preserve the shape, color and integrity if this expensive and delicate bathing suit.