How To Care for Your Waterwear and Swimwear

The same way most women are with shoes, we wish we could have and an endless wardrobe packed with leggings, bikinis, and rashguards! Alas, for most of us, this remains but a dream, so we have to do our best to take care of our cherished swim and water wear. Platinum Sun is known for using some of the most quality materials on the planet, but still, there are a few things you can do to make sure your favorite shred-proof gear goes the extra mile.

Our tips on how to care for your waterwear and swimwear:

Rinse in fresh cool water

Whether you’ve been in salt water or a chlorine swimming pool, it’s important to rinse your water wear in fresh water as if you leave it, the chlorine and salt can over time damage the fabric which can ruin the feel, fit and pattern. We always recommend hand washing as often our outfit only needs a quick freshen up, but if you do use the washing machine, set the temperature to cold and use a mild soap since regular detergent can be harsh on the material.

Dry With Care

Most of us don’t think about how we dry our babies, but first things first, don’t use the dryer! It’s the quickest and easiest way we know, but over time the intense heat can break down the material. The best way is to lay the garment out in a shady well-ventilated area, or in front of a fan. Especially for bikini bottoms, if you hang them up to dry, the water pools up in the bottom causing the material to stretch. No one wants a saggy bottom! Fortunately, all of our products are quick drying so you can head out for your next water session faster than you can say Platinum Sun.

Take control of the sand

As much as we love sandy beaches, sand in your bum can be pretty uncomfortable. The best way we have personally found to remove sand that has wangled its way into the material is while underneath the shower, gently stretch the material so the water can wash out the grains of sand stuck inside. If there’s a particularly dense area, move it closer to the shower, and the pressure of the water should remove any last grains of sand.

Do you have any tips for caring for your favorite waterwear, we want to hear them! Share them with us in the comments below.

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Choose Your Neoprene Wetsuit
You just learned your new favorite water-sport and you are now ready to check ...
Types of dry bags and it's purposes
Which Dry Bag is right for me? Dry bag backpacks have revolutioniz...
Limestone Neoprene: The Perfect Material for Your Next Kitesurfing Neoprene Wetsuit
  Neoprene wetsuits are a staple for any kitesurfer looking to stay warm and protected in the water. However, not all...
Watersports Clothing – 21st Century Options
In most of our minds, the classic image of a surfer features a guy wearing just board shorts, or a girl wearing a bik...
Why People Rave about Platinum’s Swim Leggings for Women
When you cross women’s favorite article of clothing: leggings, with expert design and style, what do you get? Hundred...
HOW TO SURF A WAVE IN ONE DAY: Common Beginner Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Getting the most out of surfing happens once you grasp and then master the basics. Confidence is key, so you won’t l...
Water Sports Activities you Must Try – A List of Fun Water Activities
From the high-flying excitement of flyboarding to the serene and calming exper...
Best public pools in the USA
Summertime is just around the corner and you might be wondering what to do or where to bring your kids for a refreshi...
Kiteboarding in La Boca, Dominican Republic
Sick and tired of riding at your usual spot? No worries because Cabarete literally has it all. I hope you are ready t...