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How to Wash and Maintain Sun-Protective Clothing

Posted on 06 December 2022

Sun-protective clothing offers protection from the harmful effects of UV rays. While the common perception is that UV-protective clothing is only good for swimwear, the reality is that we face exposure to UV rays beyond the swimming pool. Having sun-protective clothing ensures that your family is safe from the many different conditions that come from exposure to UV rays. To get the best out of your sun-protective clothing, here are some tips that you can use to wash and maintain your sun-protective clothing.

Wash and Rinse in Cold Water to Maintain Sun-Protective Clothing

Modern detergents and washers work best with cold water rather than hot water. This is not only true for sun-protective clothes but also for normal clothing. The cold water helps to minimize the risk of your clothes shrinking and is not as harsh on the fabrics as hot water is. The upshot is that your sun-protective clothes will likely last longer when you use cold water.

Set Washing Machine to Delicate

If you use a washing machine to clean your clothes, ensure that the machine is set to a gentle or delicate cycle. This is the most gentle cycle; the machine uses the least force on the clothes and gently extracts water from the fabric. This reduces wear and tear on your fabric, thus minimizing the chances of the fabric on your clothes breaking down.

Use Mild Detergent

When cleaning sun-protective clothing, ensure that you use the mildest detergent that you can find. You can tell by checking labels such as "for babies" and "for sensitive skin", which are typically put on ultra-mild detergents.

Avoid Damp Storage to Maintain Sun-Protective Clothing

When putting away your sun-protective clothing, you should always ensure that they are completely dry. Storing your sun-protective clothing while damp might not only ruin the fabrics, but they may also get a mold infestation. This will also ruin your clothes, not to mention the health hazards mold poses to your family. 

Little Leaves Clothing Co. Offers the Best in Sun-Protective Clothing

Little Leaves Clothing Co. is the brainchild of two parents who are doctors specializing in skin health. In coming up with the company, Drs. Carlos and Carley Gomez-Meade wanted to give parents comfortable apparel that offered top-notch protection from the effects of the sun. Our clothes are hypoallergenic and chemical-free. They can also block at least 98% of harmful UV rays. Contact us on our online shop and get amazing deals on our sun-protective apparel.



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