Caring for your Lingerie

© 2007 Intimate Guide
The frequency with which you launder your undergarments is a personal decision, but keep in mind that body oils, heat, sweat, lotion and perfume break down and stretch out elastic and spandex. Wearing the same bra 2 days in a row has a negative effect on elastic as well. A nice soak in cool water with gentle soap will lengthen the life of your bras and shock the fabric back into its original shape. All bras should be washed with delicate soap specially formulated for lingerie – or (hint!) baby shampoo – in cold water.

Soak each bra for about 10 minutes, then gently dunk up and down in the warm, soapy water a few times to hand wash. Squeeze the water out – never wring undergarments – and lay flat or hang to dry. When drying, keep out of direct heat or sunlight. (Remember, we’re talking about bras here. Panties should go in the dryer to allow the heat to kill germs.)

Last but not least, remember that bras do wear out over time and need to be replaced. Saying goodbye to an old friend can be bitter-sweet as you get to replace it with a new expression of your femininity.

If you take good care of your bras, they will take great care of you!

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