How to Remove Sand From Your Swimsuit

Most people love the beach. The sound of the ocean waves lapping gently on the shore, the feeling of the warm sun on your skin, the salty air kissing your skin can all bring back smiling memories of time spent at the shore. However, what most people don't love is the sand. It's hot, it can be abrasive, and it gets everywhere. Unfortunately, it usually winds up hitching a ride home with us after a day at the beach, in our swimsuits. Even if you are careful and sit on a towel or a chair, odds are you will wind up with some sand in your suit somehow. It's just the way of the beach! Luckily, we know how to remove sand from your swimsuit, so you can enjoy getting ready for your next beach or pool day without feeling like you're getting a sand scrub.

Unfortunately, even if you take care to wash your suit immediately after wearing it, you may still wind up with some sand stuck in it. While this can be frustrating and may make you start to eye your washing machine, we are here to tell you not to do that and to follow these simple steps instead.

  • Rinse with cold water. You should be doing this anyway right after wearing it. Now, rather than washing it first or maybe you've already washed it and still have sand in it, just rinse it in cold water for about 10 minutes.
  • Let it dry. Avoiding direct sunlight, set your suit on a towel and let it dry completely. This isn't a quick process necessarily, so give it time to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Shake the sand off. Take your suit outside or on your porch and shake it vigorously to remove all the excess sand from it. You can also use a dry towel to wipe the sand off if there are pieces that are still sticking.
  • If you still have little sand crystals, grab your hair dryer, and turning it on a cool setting, blow the sand away. Make sure the setting is on cool so you don't damage the material or integrity of your suit.
  • You could also use a lint roller to remove small sand crystals that are not coming out with these other steps. They are gentle on fabrics but should pick up the sand no problem.

That should help you to completely remove the sand from your swimsuit. If you have a lot of sand, you may have to repeat the process a couple of times or go back to a few steps, like shaking the excess off, however, this will help you to get your suit completely cleaned. If you then want to wash it again, you can do so, just follow our care instructions to ensure you are not damaging the suit or fading the colors.

While this can be a frustrating issue to deal with, it is easily solved with a little bit of work. Don't toss a perfectly good suit just because of annoying sand, and definitely don't put it in the washer. Just be patient, follow our steps, and you'll be sand-free in no time!