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home>>beauty & fashion>>wardrobe basics>>swimwear>>Tips for Making Your Bathing Suits Last Longer

Tips for Making Your Bathing Suits Last Longer

by: Abdul Hameed

Summer is nearly here and we will be spending more time wearing swimsuits and some of the newer performance fabrics.

The following guidelines will help you keep your bathing suits in a great shape but accept the fact that swimsuits have a short lifespan. More so if you swim in chlorinated water and spend long hours in hot tubs. However the following tips will help you maintain your swimsuits nice and fit for a longer time.

1To slow down the fading of color soak your swimsuit in a mixture of vinegar and water for about half an hour. Use one spoon vinegar and one quart of water.

2If the swimsuit is already saturated with clean water then it absorbs less chlorinated water, so shower with fresh water before you move into the pool.

3After you finish the swimming pool fun do wash your swimsuit with cool water and rinse a little.

4Use of a suit cleaner will extend the life of your swimsuit.

5Wash your swimsuits and rinse in cool water. Roll up in a clean, lint free, and light-colored or fade resistant towel and squeeze again.

6Air-dry and not sun dry.

7Do not machine-wash your swimsuit.

8Do not bleach, iron or wash with white clothes.

9--Do not leave rolled up in wet towels or in gym bag. Moisture left in your suit for extended periods of time will lead to unwanted odor and suit failure.

10--Wear only your oldest suit in a hot tub or Jacuzzi

11--Clean regularly as needed, treat stains quickly and use a fabric softener only if recommended.

There is now available sun protective clothing, which provides the maximum available protection from the sun's ultra-violet rays.

A few companies offers a wide selection of the highest quality, hard-to-find sun protection items for infants through 12 year olds.

How to remove stains.

If its a bloodstain then soak it in cold water for 30 minutes.

If its a chewing gum then apply ice cubes or cold water.

For fresh diary products use cool water. Older ones require removal of crusts.

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