First and foremost is the practice of good swimsuit hygiene on the body as well as the clothing, would it be for your competitive swimwear or simply to keep your personal favorite swimsuit pieces from getting dirty. Practicing good hygiene at any time of year is an essential part of staying healthy. During the cold and flu season we know to keep ourselves hydrated and practice good hand washing techniques. Of course, when cold and flu season has become a short lived memory we must still practice good hygiene, including wearing tampons for swimming when necessary. Especially when it comes time to slip into a brand new swimsuit or bikini. There is much more to practicing good swimsuit hygiene than simply washing hands, brushing hair and flossing teeth.