5 tips on how your leather bracelet will survive the summer unscathed
Summer is fast approaching and while your leather bracelet has served you well in the winter, you may now be wondering whether it needs different care during the summer months, whether it absorbs odors and what happens if you are caught in a summer storm come.
One thing first: Just because it's summer doesn't mean you have to do without leather! Especially with loose leather bracelets, you don't have to worry at all during the warm season!
A leather bracelet is a natural product that requires care and attention to last you for a long time, especially in summer where heat, salt water and sweat can damage it.
Tip 1: Change your bracelets regularly
Just like leather pants, leather bracelets also have direct contact with your skin. However, unlike your clothes, you can't just throw your bracelet into the washing machine. So how can you ensure that your leather bracelet stays beautiful for as long as possible? One of the easiest ways is to not wear it 365 days a year. Logical, right?
Just give your bracelet a break occasionally so it can breathe without being wrapped around your skin. Maybe you even have several bracelets and can wear them alternately.
Tip 2: Keep your leather bracelet away from moisture
Leather is a natural material, therefore “alive”. It ages, changes, acquires a patina. Moisture and, in summer, sweat is a crucial element to take into account. As already mentioned, you can't just wash your leather bracelet like dirty socks. Especially in summer, it is important to change your bracelet regularly and not wear it all the time. Take it off in the evening and always let it dry thoroughly!
It goes without saying: never swim with your leather bracelet and protect it from the rain if possible. If it gets damp, be sure to let it dry thoroughly and then care for it with a cream!
Tip 3: Remember to care for your bracelet
Leather, like skin, needs to be regularly cared for and moisturized. It's skin. What happens to your hands if you don't put lotion on them? That's right: they get dry. Sometimes even so dry that they crack, right? It's the same with leather straps. To prevent them from drying out and cracking, we recommend caring for them with a leather cream.
It's child's play: First wipe away the dust with a slightly damp cloth, then gently massage the cream into your band in small circular movements until it is smooth and matt. The leather will thank you with longevity!
Tip 4: Treat your leather bracelets with care
What's worse than swimming with your leather bracelet? Pulling and folding it violently every morning when you put it on - and the same thing every evening when you take it off again. Every time you put your bracelet on, it is subjected to a lot of wear and tear and will have particularly unsightly stains in the area where it was damaged (usually the fold). The leather will suffer as a result. So when putting on and taking off your bracelet, always remember that it is a noble material and relatively fragile.
Tip 5: How to get rid of unpleasant smells:
Despite all care and care, your leather bracelet may smell of sweat. Don’t stress – it’s not the end of the world! There are a few little tips that can help you get rid of the unpleasant smell:
- You can carefully brush the leather strap with water and a mild soap. Then let it dry thoroughly!
- There is a special leather soap that you can use for cleaning. This keeps the material particularly supple.
- You can also combat the smell with vinegar water. To do this, mix two equal parts of water and vinegar and rub the bracelet thoroughly. The leather must then air out well - please avoid direct sunlight!
Our tips in a nutshell: Try to change your bracelet frequently or at least don't wear it every day (especially in summer). Avoid moisture, but remember to treat it with a special nourishing cream. Last but not least: Treat your leather bracelet with care. In the long run, this makes a big difference and helps ensure that your leather bracelets last for a long time!