7 Ways You're Doing Laundry Wrong
Beyond sorting lights from darks, there's an art to getting clothes really clean, and chances are you're unwittingly making some mistakes. We asked laundry experts to give us the dirt.
Tossing your suit in the wash—even in a mesh bag, even on the gentle cycle—is a mistake, says Steve Boorstein, aka The Clothing Doctor
. Skip the washer and the detergent, and simply rinse your suit with water after each dip in the pool. If a salt-water or chlorine smell still lingers, soak it in water mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar. And to prevent chlorine or salt-water damage in the first place, wet your suit with regular water before taking a dip in the pool or ocean.