How to Clean Your White Bikini and Swimsuit

Tough stains on white bikinis and swimsuits can be an absolute nightmare. That’s why we have put together the perfect preventative and remedial guide for you.

PREVENTATIVE

BODY & SUNSCREEN

  1. Use sunscreen - post shower and in the shower! While you are still in the buff use a spray. For the mist type use Neutrogena 100+ and for a more creamy feel go for Nivea Sun.

  2. Avoid tanning oils - you shouldn’t be using those anyway ;) For perfumes and hairsprays spray prior to getting dressed.

  3. Dead skin - Around a week before you hit the beach do a gentle scrub focusing on areas where straps will rub like around the neck or along the shoulder and collar bones.

  4. For touch-ups - at the beach or pool be sure to use targeted application keeping about 2 inches away from where the swimsuit or bikini can rub.

REMEDY

HANDWASH ONLY

  1. Handwash ONLY - its the rule of thumb. We recommend using a gentle detergent like Tide Free & Gentle or Woolite. Fill in a basin with cool water and a teaspoon of mild detergent.

  2. Yellow stains - Caribbean blue soap or you can try using a little white vinegar with a gentle toothbrush and boiling water. Continue to treat the stains, alternatively you can use equal parts alcohol and baking soda and rinse with boiling water.

  3. Food stains - If there are dark food stains, we recommend using 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with 1 cup of warm water. If this doesn’t work you can add rubbing alcohol direct to the stain.

  4. Be sure not to let the stain set-in.

  5. Rinse with cold water and allow to dry in the cool tropical breeze. Be sure not to use metallic clothes pegs which can be rusty and further stain your garments. Better to lay them flat on a clothes rack.

  6. SeaReinas swimsuits are almost 99% protected against sand penetration due to our tightly woven fibers. However, if sand gets in your bikini soak it in cold water and keep rinsing while trying to “roll” out the sand particles. It's a lengthy process but put on some tunes and you will be fine!

  7. Worst case scenario, reach out to your trusted dry-cleaner and see what they can do to help.