This Is How You Clean Your Bikini

We all have that designer bikini we love. It’s with us through all the IG pics & it gets all the compliments at the beach. With all the wearing, that go-to suit ends up fading & looking a little worn after a couple of seasons — eventually retiring to the bin of suits that never get used. This crushes me, because there is a simple solution to keeping your suit looking perfect forever. 
This is a how-to guide on the best way to keep your designer swimwear & bikinis looking brand new. If you clean your bathing suit after every use, it can last for years & still look like the date it was purchased!

Rinse Bikini In Cold Water

Hop in the shower or ready the sink. Let the water run through your swimsuit until fully wet. You want to get off any initial residue from the salt water, chlorine, or just dry skin contact. 


Fill Bowl With Cold Water & Bikini Wash (Or Any Soft Soap)

Adding a soft soap to your water solution is crucial. After rinsing, we have to cleanse! This ensures that any sand, dirt or anything else makes its way off your bikini.

Soak The Swimwear For 5 Minutes

Take some time to get the most-worn areas of your swimsuit. Everything from the outer strings to the bikini line. Sand sticks around on your bikini for a lot longer than you think!

Stretching out the fabric & teasing it a bit will get it looking squeaky clean!

After you are done rubbing out any tanning oil, sunscreen, dirt, salt water, chlorine, etc, Let your suit soak in the solution for 5 minutes.

Rinse Again In Cold Water

After 5 minutes, rinse out your soapy bikini by letting it run through cold water until all the solution is off. If it looks good to go, you're ready for the last step!

Hang Dry In Shade

Before hanging up your suit or letting it lay flat to dry, try rolling up the fabric to get any excess water out. Gently squeezing out any leftover liquid will expedite the drying process. Keep your suit in the shade to avoid sun damage.

How To Wash Your Bikini Infographic

How to Wash Your Bikini Infographic

Common Questions About Cleaning Swimwear

Can I put my swimwear into a washer or dryer?

The simple answer is no. Or at least you shouldn't. If your swimwear accidentally gets washed a few times is it likely no fall apart. Absolutely not. However, as you might expect, the colors and the feeling of the swimwear is likely to change if it continually gets washed in a regular washer or dryer.

What sort of soap is best for washing my swimwear?

The best sort of soap for swimwear is a soft or gentle soap/detergent.

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