Karla Colletto suits use Sensitive® fabrics which are made with Xtra Life Lycra® and offer chlorine resistance of up to 10 times more than traditional swim fabrics. Still, long-term exposure to chlorinated and saltwater without proper care can have damaging effects on your suit. Sunscreen, tanning oils, make-up, insect repellant, and other lotions can also damage or stain the suit, so please take special care when applying these products. We recommend hand washing your suit in cool water—especially if it has been exposed to saltwater, chlorine, or oily skin products—right after a day at the beach or pool. A mild lingerie or swimwear detergent works best. Please do not machine wash your suit and stay far, far away from bleach. Hang dry. Do not wring.