We want you to enjoy your beautiful new swimsuit for as long as possible, so to make this happen it is important to take a little extra care when washing.
So we have compiled a few tips and tricks to help you extend the life of your Honeycomb Swimsuit.
Sun, salt and sunscreen
Unfortunately, every time you wear your swimwear it is likely being subjected to the sun, chlorine, salt water, sunscreen, or maybe even all four!
And these guys are not gentle on swimwear, causing the fibres to break down over time. But there are some steps you can take to minimise the damage and keep your bikini looking beautiful for as long as possible.
Take a quick shower before you hit the beach.Swimwear tends to soak up whatever water it first comes into contact with, so use this to your advantage. Use those beach showers before you go for a swim, and there will be less chance of the salt water hanging around in your suit after your swim. Clever, huh?
Take another shower after swimming.Ok now you're the shower queen, but trust us, rinsing off the salt or chlorine immediately after swimming is one of your best tactics to reduce damage.
Squeeze your suit out and lay flat on a towel for the trip home.Depending on how many people you've packed in your car, this one might be a little difficult, but laying your suit flat on a towel will help to stop any mildew developing. At the very least just don't roll your bikini in a ball at the bottom of your bag - try to lay a towel on top of all your gear in the boot, and sit everyone's togs on top.
Laundry time.Before you settle down for some afternoon Netflix after your beach trip, it's time to treat your swimwear to a good wash.
Pour just a teensy bit of detergent into a bucket or your laundry tub and fill with water (2 tablespoons of detergent is plenty). Try to use a mild detergent if you can, or vinegar is good too.
Swish your suit around and leave it for about 30 minutes, swishing a bit every 10 minutes (rope your kids into doing this part if possible!)
Rinse off under cold running water, until it runs clear.
Squeeze (don't wring!) your suit and either lay flat on a towel indoors, or hang on a hanger in the laundry or shower. Be careful to squeeze out any excess liquid if you're choosing to hang your suit, as water can pool in the bottom and cause stretching, and lets face it, no one wants a stretched out booty.
Marvel at your beautiful swimwear.Congrats! You put in the hard work and now you get to enjoy your beautiful swimwear for many summers to come.
Keeping your swimwear bold and bright
Honeycomb Swimwear suits are known for their bright, fun and colourful prints. And you want to keep it that way, right? As excited as you are to show off your new bikini or one piece, it is important to set the colour before you wear it to the beach or pool for the first time. Here is how:
- Pour one litre of cold water into a bucket or your laundry sink.
- Add two teaspoons of white vinegar.
- Dunk your swimsuit in the water to mix up the vinegar and cover your whole suit. Continue agitating for a few minutes.
- Rinse your swimwear off in cold water and gently squeeze any excess water out.
- Hang your suit on a hanger in your laundry or shower, or lay flat on a towel to dry.
Photo by Bryan Papazov