‘Take care of your Lingerie and your Lingerie will take care of you’. At Zivame, we live by this motto! Taking proper care of your delicates ensures that they last longer and serve you well. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to clean your delicates every day.
Be gentle: Yes, we call them delicates for a reason! Just like us, our delicates need some TLC too, so being gentle with them is super important. You may already know this, but allow us to repeat it once again: where your delicates are concerned, stay away from harsh scrubbing, scorching hot water and direct sunlight. We recommend that you hand wash them whenever possible. Here’s how you can do it in a few easy steps:
Step 1: If your Lingerie is stained (sweat, grime, food!), dab soap on the affected area and rub it ever so gently.
Step 2. Soak your Lingerie in lukewarm water mixed with a mild detergent. Work the soap into the fabric and rinse with a light hand.
Step 3. Instead of wringing out the Lingerie dry, press it onto a dry towel to get rid of all the extra liquid. This way you avoid damaging the spandex material of the Lingerie, keeping the integrity of the fabric intact.
Step 4: Dry your delicates away from direct sunlight – preferably in the shade to protect the colours. Dry them on a flat surface so they don’t lose shape. These simple steps can extend the life of your Lingerie to up to 8 years! Amazing, right? Who knew!
In the interest of saving time and energy, if you prefer cleaning your delicates in the washing machine, keep the following points in mind:
- Sometimes during a machine wash, the hook of your Bra can get caught in your tee-ruining them both. Not anymore! Simply hook your Bra and place it a mesh bag while running a load. The same mesh bag can be used for underwear as well. This way, your Lingerie stays separated from the regular clothes and chances of tearing and getting twisted is reduced. Phew!
- Use cold or lukewarm water for your load. Many washing machines come with a ‘Delicate’ option- choose that! And let the machine do the rest.
- If the ‘Delicate’ option is not available, do not use the dryer in your washing machine. Excessive squeezing motion will break down the fabric and cause damage to your Lingerie.
- Follow drying instructions mentioned above and you are done!
Girls, follow our advice and keep your delicates looking pretty and help them last long. To check out the trendiest Lingerie head to Zivame now!