Rinse your bikini in cold water as soon as possible after wearing it. This will remove any sand, salt or chlorine from the fabric.
To avoid grease stains from the sunscreen, put on your bikini 30 minutes after applying the cream. When reapplying sunscreen, make sure that it does not come in contact with your bikini. The UV protection can cause yellow discoloration.
Beware of pool glands. They can wear out your bikini.
Avoid rough seating, such as sharp-edged rocks or wicker chairs. Instead, sit on your towel to avoid damaging the fabric.
After two or three wears, the bikini should be thoroughly cleaned – especially if it has been in contact with chlorine or salt. Although we recommend washing it by hand, machine washing is also possible.
How to wash
- Fill a sink or bowl with cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent or gentle soap. If your bikini has grease stains from sunscreen, you can add a non-bleaching stain remover or just some baking soda to the water.
- Put the bikini in the water and move it gently with your hands. Avoid scrubbing or twisting the fabric as this can damage the delicate fibers.
- Allow the bikini to soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove any soap residue.
- Carefully squeeze the water out of the bikini without twisting it.
- Lay it flat on a clean towel to dry. Never use a dryer and avoid direct sunlight.
- If the bikini has underwires or metal elements, it should be washed in a laundry bag. You can also simply use a pillowcase.
- Use a mild detergent and wash gently at 30 degrees or less. Hot water can fade colors and damage the fabric.
- Gently squeeze the water out of the bikini and lay it flat on a clean towel to dry. Never use the dryer and avoid direct sunlight.