You’ve had your fun in the sun and come home with a sandy, sweat soaked swimsuit. Right after you grab a glass of ice cold water, the first thing on your mind should be to hand wash your swimsuit. The faster you can get it clean, the longer lasting your swimsuit will be. Even if you didn’t go swimming, it’s recommended to hand wash swimsuits after every wearing. Here’s how.
Things You'll Need
- Cold water
- Sink or other basin
- Gentle detergent for hand washing delicates
- Rack or drying platform
Rinse the swimsuit in cold water to dislodge any sand, dirt, chlorine, wayward sea creatures, sweat, oils and suntan lotions.
Fill a sink or other basin with cold water and a tablespoon or two of a gentle detergent formulated specially for hand washing delicates.
Let the swimsuit soak in the cold water mixture for 30 minutes.
Drain the water out of the basin while running cold water over the swimsuit to dislodge any dirt remnants. You’ll be amazed how black the water can often become from a seemingly clean-looking swimsuit.
Thoroughly rinse the swimsuit in more cold water until it runs clear, free of dirt and detergent bubbles. You may want to do this in a shower or bathtub where the water pressure is usually higher and the faucet wider than a sink’s.
Gently squeeze excess water from the swimsuit then lay on a flat towel. Roll up the towel with the swimsuit, again gently squeezing out excess water.
Hang the swimsuit over a smooth rack or bar or lay flat on a clean, dry towel to dry.