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How to Care for Your Bathing Suit

Learn how to care for your bathing suit with the tips from swimsuit expert Candace Draper in this Howcast video.


"Hello, My name is Candace Draper and I'm a fit expert here at Canyon Beachwear. Everyone that works here at Canyon Beachwear is a fit expert. We know everything there is to know about bikinis. It's kinda eat, breath, sleep bikinis. So we're like the girlfriend you forgot to bring into the store. You can also find us online or at you can find us on Facebook and twitter as well under canyonbeachwear and today we're gonna be talking about swimwear.
And today we're going to talking about swimwear. How you want to care for your swimsuit is just as important on how you buy your suit. It's gonna increase the longevity so that you can wear your favorite suite for years and years to come.

Here at Canyon Beachwear, we have summer solutions. It's absolutely perfect. It gets out any stain you could possibly imagine in your suit. It's also going to increase the color and it's going to prevent your elastic from breaking apart and causing that little droopy bottom that we all hate. Soon as you get out of the water, the salt water and the chlorine is going to dry out that elastic. So the first thing you want to do is, if you can, head over to the showers, take a little bit of this, rub it on your swimsuit to get any of that salt water or chlorine out so that way you're not drying out your suit or fading the fabric.

Also, when I clean my swimwear, I usually only clean the bottoms unless I've gone into the water. So if you're one of those girls, like me, that just lays out, I rarely ever clean the tops. You only want to wash your suit when you've gotten it wet or if it is stained at all.
The way you're gonna care for your swimsuit is, if you have a stain, you're gonna spot remove it with your thumb. Just rub lightly. It will get it right out. Put the swimsuit cleaner directly on the fabric, even a white suit like this, it can get any stain out. Another trick of the trade is, if you're ever at the beach and if you get sand inside your liner, like we all do, pull the swimsuit like so over a sink and the sand will fall out.

When you're using your swimsuit cleaner, you don't put it in your washing machine, not in your dryer. Your gonna fill your sink up with cold water, put a drop or two in of the swimsuit cleaner, put your suits in there, rinse them really good, drain the water, rinse the suits out, lay them flat in your bathtub. Don't hang them. Hanging is going to stretch the elastic, which makes it, again saggy bottoms. I personally have about 60 suits and by caring for them they've lasted me forever. So don't necessarily think that just because you get a suit, it's going to die. You just need to take care of it.

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