June 27, 2018
Lingerie Care

House  of DesNeiges knows that laundering a bra takes special care to preserve its form and delicate fabrics. But women have had challenges with laundry detergents, even some made for delicate fabrics, causing rashes, itching and general misery.  So, how do you preserve delicate House of DesNeiges lingerie and protect your skin? Here are House of DesNeiges 5 tips for keeping your intimates longer:

#1

Instead of using detergent to wash lingerie, use the same shampoo or body wash that you use on your skin. Either one, which you already know is safe for your skin, will get them just as clean.

#2

Even though most labels says to hand-wash bras, everyday bras can safely go through the washing machine. If necessary, you can pretreat those gnarly sweat stains with mild soap and water and gentle rubbing, and then let it soak for a few minutes. Use only cold or warm water: hot water can break down fabrics and elasticat twice the rate of regular wear  and tear.

#3

Hook the bra back together to avoid snagging it on other clothing. Some women swear by mesh lingerie bags to keep lingerie separate, and have those available for free via our Secret Panty Club subscription.

#4

Ornate or delicate bras, like those found in our Whiskey Kissed collection, are best washed by hand, using a gentle fabric wash. Soak the bra for a few minutes and then gently work the suds through the material and rinse. A good way to get excess water out is to roll the bra in a towel before laying it out to dry. Do not, I repeat: DO NOT put bras in the dryer. The heat breaks down spandex and elastic and generally wreaks havoc on fine lingerie. Main take away: heat = bad news.

#5

Many panties can be washed in the machine, despite popular belief. If there are stains, apply a delicate wash, stain treatment, or pro tip: baking soda, and let the panties soak for a few minutes. Then, wash in the machine using the delicate cycle on warm or cold and wash with other lightweight items. Mesh lingerie bags will keep panties from twisting or catching on other garments. Like bras, air-dry. The dryer is not lingerie's friend, never  has been, and probably never will be.

If you use House of DesNeiges’ guidelines and try some of the ideas we’ve suggested here, you’ll not only preserve bras, panties and other lingerie but also protect your sensitive skin.

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