You've been washing your bikini all wrong… cleaning expert reveals the right way – and it's not using the machine | The Sun

A CLEANING guru has revealed the right way to wash your bikini – and it's not using the washing machine.

With summer now in full force and Brits enjoying a scorching 33C heatwave, most of us are spending the sunny days on the beach rocking bikinis.

Just like any others garments, any piece of swimwear requires washing – but if you're amongst those who just chuck it in the washing machine, keep on reading, as that might do more harm than good.

According to Simply Swim, using washing machine to get your bikini clean is a major mistake that could ruin the delicate garment – even if it's done just once.

Instead, to prevent stretching, you should stick to hand-washing, and one cleaning whizz, Neat Caroline, took it to TikTok to demonstate how.

The pro organiser, from New York, said that you should first start by running the bathing suit under cold tap water – this will remove any leftover sunscreen, sweat and chlorine.

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Once done, fill up the sink with cool water before adding a teaspoon of gentle detergent; she used Woolite.

Chuck in the swimwear and thoroughly massage the detergent into the garment.

When you see the water become murky, drain it and fill up the sink with fresh water again.

''Toss the swimsuit back in and just give it a little shake to remove any excess detergent.''

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Sharing her tips and tricks in the video, Neat Caroline also advised to lay the wet garment on a towel and roll it up like a burrito.

''Roll it back out, now just lay it flat to dry.''

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The clip has been viewed more than 25,000 times so far since being uploaded four days ago, and has also seen some comments.

One woman wrote: ''My grandma’s hack was to put the bathingsuit at the bottom of the shower and wash it with your shampoo and soap and then hang to dry in the shower [sic].''

However, despite some tagging their friends to see the washing tip, not everyone was convinced, with some thinking hand-washing was unnecessary.

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''you can just throw it in the washer and let it air dry. she made this video th o be extra [sic],'' said a critic.

A second pointed out: ''I was told woolite damaged spandex.''

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