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Rinse after every swim
Or better yet, cold hand-wash your cossie with a gentle detergent every time you wear it. It might seem laborious but chlorine, salt, sunscreen and sweat are not your swimsuit’s friend.
Dry flat in the shade
Direct sunlight fades fabrics and can even affect the elasticity of the swimsuit – excessive wringing or hanging too. Instead, smooth flat on a towel in a shady spot.
Contact with textured surfaces such as pebbled pools can snag the fabric and cause pilling. Spread out a towel or sarong before you sit down.
Hot tub time-out machine
The harsh chemicals and high temperatures in jacuzzis and spas will cause your swimwear to stretch and fade. If you are planning some serious hot-tub time, wear an older swimsuit instead.