Wash Your Period Swimwear In 3 Steps (Goodbye Stains!)

Immerse yourself in a revolution with menstrual swimwear! To ensure that every swim remains a pure moment of pleasure, follow our guide to pampering your swimsuit. From the right washing method to the art of drying, we reveal the secrets to keeping your swimsuit as fresh and welcoming as the sea breeze. Ready to make waves?

The Foolproof Guide to Saving Your Period Swimsuit

Preliminary steps before washing

leak proof swim bottom

To begin with, you should follow a few preliminary steps before proceeding with the actual washing of the swimsuit:

  1. Rinse quickly after use: It is recommended to rinse your Period Swimwear immediately after use, whether at the beach or pool.
    This step eliminates chlorine, salt and sand residues present on the fabric.
  2. Soak if necessary: If your swimsuit has traces of blood, you can remove them easily by soaking it in a basin of cold water for about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove excess water: Avoid twisting or wringing your swimsuit violently to avoid damaging the textile fibers. Instead, opt for a gentle spin by gently pressing the fabric between your hands.

Hand washing

Hand washing is the safest and most effective way to preserve and clean your period swimsuit. Here are the steps to follow for effective cleaning:

  1. Fill a basin with cold or lukewarm water: Choose a container large enough to fully submerge your swimsuit. The water should be cold or slightly lukewarm, as hot water may damage technical materials.
  2. Add a mild detergent: Choose a specific soap for delicate textiles, so as not to alter the properties of the fabric.
  3. Soak for a few minutes: Completely submerge the swimsuit in the soapy water and let it soak for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Rub gently: Clean the part of the swimsuit that was in contact with your private parts, as well as the stained areas, by rubbing the fabric between your hands.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with clean water : Remove all traces of soap by rinsing the swimsuit thoroughly under cold water.
  6. Dry flat: Spread your swimsuit on a towel and let it dry out of direct sunlight.

Machine wash

Although hand washing is recommended, machine washing your Period Swimwear is still possible, provided you use the correct settings and follow certain tips:

  • Put the jersey in a net or pillowcase: This will protect the fabric fibers against friction and shock caused by the machine.
  • Choose a gentle program, with a maximum temperature of 30°C. Also make sure to select a light spin so as not to damage the technical materials of your swimsuit.
  • Use a suitable detergent: Opt for a detergent for delicate textiles or special sportswear, in order to preserve the properties of the fabric and guarantee its effectiveness.
  • Wash without fabric softener: Using fabric softener can affect the effectiveness of the absorbent fibers making up the bottom of your menstrual shirt.
  • Hang to dry: Do not place your Period Swimwear in the dryer, as this could cause the fabric to shrink and damage the technical materials.

Some mistakes to avoid when machine washing

cleaning Period Swimwear with machine

If you choose to machine wash your Period Swimwear, avoid the following mistakes to avoid affecting its quality:

  • Never use bleach : Bleach is a very powerful bleaching agent that can break down fabric fibers and alter colors. In the case of period swimsuits, which are often designed with special materials to ensure effective absorption, the use of bleach can damage these absorbent properties and reduce the durability of the suit.

  • Avoid mixing with heavily soiled clothes : Washing your period swimsuit with heavily soiled clothes can result in dirt and bacteria being transferred to the suit. Additionally, period swimwear often requires delicate care, and washing them with less delicate items could expose them to excessive friction or tearing.

  • Do not add too much detergent : Using too much detergent can leave residue on the swimsuit fabric, which can hinder its absorbency. In addition, detergent residue can irritate the skin, especially in an area as sensitive as that covered by the Period Swimwear. It is important to use the recommended amount of detergent and to choose a mild detergent, ideally without perfumes or dyes.

  • Use a wash bag : Placing your period swimsuit in a wash bag before putting it in the washing machine can protect it. These bags are designed to reduce fabric wear caused by rubbing against other clothing or internal parts of the washing machine. This helps preserve the integrity of the fabric and absorbent layers of the swimsuit, extending its lifespan.

Tips for making your period swimsuit last

By taking care of your Period Swimwear, you will extend its lifespan and thus benefit from the advantages offered by this type of hygienic protection. Here are some recommendations:

  1. Alternate use between two swimsuits to allow them to rest and recover their absorbent properties.
  2. Store your clean swimsuits in a dry, ventilated place, away from any direct heat source.
  3. Don't be afraid to invest in a quality model: a good Period Swimwear will offer you more comfort and better protection.
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