How to Remove Sand from a Bathing Suit

This is what you usually get from a fun day at the beach – a sun-kissed tan and a bathing suit full of sand! Here’s how to remove the sand from your bathing suit without washing it in the washing machine!

Huge amounts of sand in your bathing suit after a day at the beach – yes, many beach lovers and regular beach goers have to face with this problem every day. Although the easiest thing to do would be to toss your bathing suit into the washing machine, washing your bathing suit will eventually wear out the fabric and might not even solve the sand problem.

Be really careful – especially if you just bought a super hot, trendy swimming suit that makes you look and feel amazing! It’s not that easy to find the perfect swimming suit, so once you do find a model that suits you perfectly, you should treat it right in order to make it last longer.

Luckily, it’s possible to remove the sand from your swimming suit without washing it in the washing machine in a few easy steps. Here’s what you’ll need and how to do it.

You’ll need:

  • a brush
  • a sink/a small tub filled with cold water
  • mild soap or detergent/baby shampoo

1. Shake It off

Young woman in white swimsuit sunbathes sitting on sunbed

Take off your bathing suit and shake it well. Turn it upside down, inside out, and try to get rid of as much sand as you possibly can while it’s still wet. Use a brush to remove the sand that got caked on.

2. Dry It

Clothes to dry on the beach

Leave your bathing suit to dry. There’s still a whole lot of sand inside, so don’t leave it out in the sun – either find a shade to leave it in or hang it somewhere inside your bathroom. Leave it there until it’s completely dry.

3. Shake and Brush off

Now that your suit is dry, it’s easier to remove the sand that’s left in it. Shake it again, turn it inside out and use a brush to remove all the sand that remained.

4. Wash It

drying woman swimming bikini suit outdoor

Fill a small tub with cool water and add mild soap or some baby shampoo. You could also use some mild detergent – Dove, for example, which isn’t likely to harm the fabric. Move your suit around the water until you’ve removed all the sand, and then rinse it well with cool water until it’s completely clean.

Leave it out to dry. Remember that a bathing suit needs 24 hours to dry, so make sure there’s enough time for it to dry completely before you wear it again or put it away. Don’t forget that this care and cleansing process takes no more than 30 minutes! Follow these steps and extend the life of all your favorite bikinis!

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