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Scrub Away Sunscreen Stains

Jul 24, 2015

While you’re soaking up some summer sun, your swimwear or cover up is probably soaking up sun(screen) too! Tanning oil and sunblock stains are unavoidable during this time of year, but by following the proper pretreat process with The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar you can continue lathering on the lotion without the fear of a yellowed bikini. Plus, Gwen and Lindsey share their favorite SPFs that protect their skin AND their clothing.

Tackle greasy spots for good

Did you know your suit can last longer than one season (or one swim) if cared for properly with effectively laundry products? Pretreat and handwash swimwear immediately after use as sunscreen, salt, perspiration, and chlorine can be harmful to fabric. While you may not notice staining right off the bat, these mystery stains will appear over time if your suit is not washed!

This Summer, Beat Sunscreen Stains on Your Favorite Swimwear

If you struggle with sunscreen stains yellowing your favorite swimsuit, we’ve got just the laundry products to help you remove the stains and even work to prevent new ones!

Pretreat after the beach retreat

Use the eco-friendly, allergen-free Laundress Wash & Stain Bar to pretreat stains and the stain prone areas of your swimsuit. This plant-derived product is ideal for breaking down grease-based spots. Simply lather the bar in warm water and work it into the fabric, underwire, waistbands, and straps. Never use chlorine bleach!

Take the plunge into a sudsy bath

Fix a bath of warm water and one capful of The Laundress Sport Detergent and submerge your suit. Create a mini whirlpool by agitating the water with your hands and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Men’s swim trunks can be machine washed in a Laundress Mesh Washing Bag as they are often crafted with less spandex.

Rinse off

Rinse the suit well under a faucet running tepid water and gently squeeze out the water making sure not to twist fabric!

Lay it out to dry

Lay the suit flat to dry and always steer clear of the dryer!


If you use mineral-based sunscreen or sun tanning oil avoid white bathing suits as this will cause yellowing that is extremely difficult to remove. And if you can’t wash after each wear, at least rinse to remove some chlorine!

In need of a new sunscreen? Here’s what Gwen & Lindsey are using!

La Roche Posay Anthelois 50 Anti-Aging Primer | Clarins Sunscreen Care Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | Kiss My Face Sensitive Side 3 in 1 SPF 30 Sunscreen | Bull Frog Sport Quik Stik SPF 50 | Coola Mineral Baby Organic SPF 50 Moisturizer

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