Your sports bra can be an essential garment for allowing you to comfortably exercise. However, it is an unfortunate fact that finding a bra that is comfortable and provides the support you need can be a difficult task. As a result, it is critical for you to ensure that you are taking proper care of any sports bras that you have and love in order to ensure that they last for as long as possible. Use these bra care tips to help keep your sports bra in good condition.

Rinse The Bra Immediately After Exercising

Over the course of exercising, you will likely generate substantial amounts of perspiration. This sweat will be absorbed by the sports bra, so you may want to consider rinsing the bra immediately after use. The sweat will attract bacteria that may damage the fibers of the bra. Also, the salt crystals that can be left behind when the sweat evaporates can be a source of wear on the bra's fibers by being abrasive. You can help to minimize these issues by rinsing the bra under running cold water when you are done with it. This step is especially important if you suspect that it will be awhile before you are able to actually wash the bra.

Use A Laundry Bag When Washing Your Bra

When you are washing your bra, especially if it is a lace up sports bra with any sort of detail, it is possible for it to get tangled with other garments. When this happens, the bra may be at a higher risk of stretching or tearing. However, you can help to avoid this type of damage by always keeping the bra in a laundry bag when you are washing it. Laundry bags are designed to protect delicate items while they are being washed by keeping them separate from the rest of the clothing.

Air Dry The Bra After Washing It

It can be a common mistake for individuals to simply toss their sports bra into the dryer after it has been washed. While this may seem like a harmless way to dry this garment, the heat from the dryer can cause substantial wear on the fibers of the bra. Eventually, this can lead to the elastic in the bra weakening, which may cause it to no longer fit you correctly. To minimize this type of damage, you should always allow your sports bra to air dry after you have washed it. While air drying will take longer than machine drying, preventing the substantial wear and tear the dryer can cause may be more than worth this minor inconvenience.