Taking Proper Care of Your Swimwear

One of the tell tale signs of a swimsuit that’s seen better days are those nasty pills, snags and ‘threads’ that seem almost unavoidable.

Here are few precautions you can take to keep them from happening to your favorite suit:

1.  Don’t sit directly on rough surfaces…the concret edge of the pool, wooden chairs, etc.  They can easily cause the lycra (aka elastane) to snap and look unsightly.

2.  Don’t scrub your swimsuit when you wash it.  Gently swish it around in a mild detergent and white vinegar (see last week’s tip) and rinse well.

3.  Suntan oils are an important part of protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, but can stain your swimsuit.  Take care to avoid direct contact between your suit and your sunscreen lotions.  And remember, for the good of your skin, dermatologists recommend a minium of SPF 30.

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