Is it wrong to wear a swimsuit all day?

Yes, this summer is unlike any other. However, on at least one scorching day, you'll most likely be sitting by a pool (or perhaps a kiddie pool), sunbathing at the beach, or lazing at the lake — wherever near a swimming hole.

Bikini set with pants

Bikini set with pants

 Maybe you'll spend most of the day in and out of the water, wearing your wet suit until well after the sun has set. We want you to have a good time. However, please carry a change of bottoms. 

Is it possible to get yeast infections by wearing a wet swimming suit?

One piece swimsuit in white color

One piece swimsuit in white color

After you get out of the pool, remember to change out of your wet bathing suit because a wet swimming suit could throw off your vaginal balance. A vaginal yeast infection can be caused by wearing a wet bathing suit for an extended period. Bathing suits are the perfect growing habitat for yeast. You have wetness in a warm and dark, intimate place. Yeast and bacteria thrive in these kinds of environments.

What is the difference between a vaginal yeast infection and a vaginal yeast infection?

A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection caused by the fungus Candida albicans overgrowing in the vaginal area. The skin on and around the vulva becomes red, itchy, and inflamed, and an odorless discharge that resembles cottage cheese may accompany it. Sometimes patients experience a little bit of spotting if it's a nasty yeast infection. Yeast infections are more common in women with certain medical conditions. Yeast infections are more common in pregnant, obese, diabetic, or immunocompromised women.

What are the options for treating yeast infections?

Yeast infections are widespread, and thankfully, they can be treated with over-the-counter medications. 

Most therapies are one-day, three-day, or seven-day regimens that comprise an antifungal, to treat the infection and a steroid cream or anti-inflammatory drug to relieve irritation. Antifungals can also be used orally in some cases. If your symptoms linger after taking an over-the-counter drug, or if you detect blood or a lot of discharge, it is advised to see your doctor.

What are the options for treating yeast infections?

Although yeast infections are unpleasant, don't throw in the towel just yet. Here are some suggestions for keeping them at bay:

° Get out of your dripping wet swimwear. It's not a good idea to lay around in a wet bikini. Put on a fresh, dry swimsuit. Alternatively, you can wash your wet swimsuit and dry it quickly with a blow dryer.

° Wear flowing, loose-fitting attire.  If you're going to be in your swimming suit all day, wear a sarong, dress, or loose-fitting shorts that allow air to flow and allow that area to dry quickly.

° Choose a swimsuit that can wick away moisture. Moisture-wicking swimwear draws moisture from your skin to the surface of your swimsuit, where it evaporates.

All of this is to say: Bring a change of dry clothes if you'll be getting wet — underwear, a second bathing suit, whatever — so you don't have to sit about in soggy bottoms for too long.

 This is especially true for persons who have compromised immune systems or previous risk factors like diabetes, as they are more susceptible to infection.

When it comes to swimsuit season, why is chafing such a problem?

Pink bikini with linen pants

Pink bikini with linen pants 

It's all about wetness when it comes to chafing in the heat. This is because even small amounts of moisture—such as damp clothing or sweat against the skin—can aggravate chafing.  

Swimsuit fabric can also make close (tight and elasticized) contact with the skin in areas where friction is often avoided. Regardless of the style you choose, your bathing suit is likely to chafe skin in at least one spot. Halter styles have the potential to dig into the sides of the breasts or the top of the neck. Where skin-to-skin friction is already an issue, thick fabric seams in the inner thigh and bikini areas might create further rubbing.

 Swimsuit chafing can quickly become an issue when you add a few dives in and out of the pool or the ocean, as well as some light physical activity.

It's All in the Preparation When It Comes to Stopping Swimsuit Chafing

Floral lilac bikini set

Floral lilac bikini set

Getting ahead of the game is the key to minimizing chafing. Applying an anti-chafing product before putting on your swimwear can help you avoid chafing. Boost your self-assurance and comfort this summer.

 An anti-chafing cream combines the anti-irritating properties of lotion and powder to protect the skin from moisture, heat, movement, and shaving. It is usually a non-greasy, fragrance-free solution that dries to a velvety finish and is gentle enough to use every day. Plus, it relieves chafing while also calming razor burn—no need to use multiple products!

Simple Do's and Don'ts' to Avoid any Situation.

Bikini set in pink color

Bikini set in pink color

Swimwear, such as bathing suits, trunks, and other styles, are particular sorts of apparel. Because you can't wear these goods just anywhere, they may or may not get a lot of use depending on how frequently you swim. On the other hand, swimwear is one of the more expensive items of clothing you'll have to buy, so you'll want to make sure you get the most usage out of it for as long as possible. 

That may sound simple for seasonal clothing and only worn in specific situations. Still, swimming conditions, even gear intended expressly for such settings, can be tough on apparel. Examine some do's and don'ts for caring for your swimsuit so that it lasts as long as possible and fulfills your needs.

° Rinse and repeat if necessary.

You don't have to wash your swimsuit right away after removing it, but you should at least rinse it. Chlorine and salt in swimming pools are harsh on your bathing suit, and a proper rinse can help you get rid of them as quickly as possible. Even if you haven't been sunbathing, sunscreen and your body oils can be rough on the suit, so rinse it when you take it off, even if you were dry while wearing it.

°Rotate your suits.

Make it a point to have multiple swimsuits that you regularly utilize during the swimming season. Spandex takes a full day to restore to its original shape after use, so if you swim every day, each suit will need a day off between uses.

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With love, the Ishine team.