How to wash swimwear after a full day at the beach?Wether it’s a pair of swim shorts, swimming trunks, a bikini or a swimsuit it’s important that you take good care of it for it to last longer. Swimwear that’s taken good care of will last you years to come and will look good swim after swim. We’ve put together a complete guide on how to wash swimwear and keep them in mint condition. •Drying your swimwear•Get rid of the sand•Rinsing after use•Make sure they’re really dry•Use more than 1 pair•How to machine wash swimwear•How to wash swimwear by hand•Don’t machine wash swimwear too often•Don’t tumble dry swimwear•Don’t iron swimwear•Avoid sunscreen•Avoid rough surfaces•Conclusion Drying your swimwearAfter most people have been in the ocean or pool it’s not uncommon to remove the swim shorts or swimsuit to make them dry. A common mistake people make is to put it in the sun for it to dry faster. And while this might be the case it’s also very hard on the fabric. Instead, make sure to always let your swimwear dry in the shadow. Preferable on a flat and smooth surface. This will make sure you swim shorts or bikini will last way longer. Get rid of the sandHave you ever encountered sand in every nook and cranny of your designer swim shorts? Well, it is better to rinse off the sand before washing your swim shorts. Do it by vigorously shaking your swim shorts or rinsing sand off from them using your hands. Once, you’ve rinsed off the sand, make sure to lay your swim shorts out flat to dry Rinsing after useAfter a long day at the beach you might be done with your swim shorts for the day. Now it’s important that you rinse your swim shorts. This can be done either in the shower or in a sink. The most important thing is that you use cold fresh water. This removes salt and chlorine from your swimwear. If you rinse in the shower make sure to not use soap or gels until you’re out of your swimwear. Even though swim shorts are made to be in the sun and water with salt or chlorine it’s important to rinse after every use to keep your swimwear fresh. Even better than just rinsing is if you can leave your swimwear in fresh water for 30-40 minutes. This makes sure they’re really clean after every use. Make sure they’re really dryBefore storing or packing your swimwear after use it’s important that they’re really dry. If they are stored wet they will eventually get damaged and even in the long run, breed bacteria. It’s common that one put wet swim shorts or swimsuits in a towel or plastic back on the way from the pool or the beach on the way home. And this is of curse not a problem as long as they are unpacked as soon as you arrive home so the swimwear can get rinsed and dry naturally. Use more than 1 pairIf you are going on a vacation or know that you’ll go swimming several days in a row it might be a good idea to bring more than 1 pair of swim shorts or bikinis. Even though swimwear are made to be in water it takes it’s tull on them to constantly be wet. Therefore it’s wise to change pair from day to day to leave your swim shorts some time to ”rest”. Most swimwear uses spandex and to not lose its original shape its best to leave swimwear for 24 house between use. Why not get a 4-pack for your next vacation? Pineapple Watermelon Swim ShortsRated 5.00 out of 5 $60 Select options Kvalitetsaktiepodden x Decisive Beachwear $65 Select options Flamingo swim shortsRated 4.50 out of 5 $60 Select options Tropical 2-Pack Swim ShortsRated 5.00 out of 5 $80 Select options How to machine wash swimwear-Short program-Mild detergent and program-30° or less-Not too oftenMachine washing your swim shorts or swim suit can be necessary sometimes. If you need to do so make sure to go with a short careful program or, if you machine have one, a hand wash program. Never tumble dry your swimwear. Using the same detergent to wash your designer swim shorts which you use for other laundry is not right for the fabric. The fabric of the swim shorts is very sensitive and prone to more damage and discoloration. That is why, you should always use a mild detergent which is only specified for high spandex and delicate fabrics. A mild detergent safely rinses off the sunscreen, tanning oil, sand particles, sea salt and dust from your swim suits. How to wash swimwear by handAs shown in this 2 minute video it’s really easy to wash your swim shorts by hand Don’t machine wash your swimwear too often Most swimwear are made to be washed in machine. Even though they are made to doesn’t mean that you have to put them in the machine every week. If you want your swim shorts or swimsuit to last longer it’s recommended to only machine wash them a couple times a year. The rest of the time they’re fine just being rinsed carefully in cold fresh water after being used. Don’t tumble dry swimwear You shouldn’t have to tumble dry your swimwear. Simply hang it to dry, preferably in the shadow. Continue reading more about if your swim trunks can do in the dryer Don’t iron your swimwearSwimwear are not made ti be ironed. You really shouldn’t have to iron any wrinkles. Just hop in the water and you’ll be fine! But if you’re still going to, then iron on the lowest temperature. Avoid sunscreenOkey don’t avoid sunscreen! For your own health you really should use sunscreen as much as you need when out in the sun. But your swimwear doesn’t need it. So avoid getting sunscreen on all of your swimwear since this is hard on the fabric. We realize that it’s near impossible to not get some sunscreen on your swim shorts or bikini when using it. Therefore it’s important to rinse all swimwear after use, every time! Avoid rough surfaces Many areas in and around pools and beaches are very rough. Be aware of where you sit or lay since these areas might scratch or damage your swimwear. It’s a good idea to always sit or lay on a towel. Conclusion You most likely bought your swim shorts, bikini or swimsuit because you really liked how it looked. To keep it in mint condition you simply need to care for it. If you follow these simple steps your swimwear will stay fresh for a long time ahead. But remember, go out in the sun and enjoy yourself! For more tips, trix and guides, follow us on Instagram or Facebook Jonatan RosdahlI’ll write about anything and everything related to swimwear!