To make sure your favorite shoes and bags last for years, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to caring for your skin pieces.
Producing a leather handbag is an ingenious and thorough process, so they deserve careful care. Even more necessary in humid climates like Vietnam, leather goods can wear out faster. But these are not a simple "game". So you already know how to do it right?
Having many different skin types means there are many different ways of preserving. But before getting into the problem of how you can specifically care for 5 different skin types, let's learn some general rules and neat tips to extend the life of the item.
Never forget to use a cosmetic bag: Obviously no one wants to see a drop of rubbish every time you open a bag. Invest yourself in a small and simple cosmetic bag. You will see great results when using them.
Dusty bag god: Do not rush to leave the bag attached when buying bags. Because after each use, what you should do is put the bag in the dusty bag and store it in a cool dark place, especially limiting sunlight exposure.
Treat as carefully as possible: Leather bags need a lot of care and attention. It is recommended that you clean the bag after each use with a clean, dry cloth.
Avoid water: Water and skin can not meet because the skin is permeable, so avoid giving your bag "beams" of rain.
Stuffing with newspaper: Because of soft leather, it is easy to be shaped, so filling too much newspaper not only deforms the bag design, not the middle of the swelling as usual. The best way to maintain the original shape is to not throw away the stuffed paper available when buying a bag or use a soft material such as polyester or even cotton towels. Not to mention, newspaper ink can stick to the skin causing extremely nasty smudges.
Use vinyl or plastic containers for storage: They are airtight and airtight devices that facilitate mold growth and discoloration. It is important for the skin to breathe.
Forget everything in the bag before storing: Make sure you have removed all items from the bag before storing them in the cupboard to avoid an unfortunate situation like a candy melting throughout your bag .
If you are a loyal fan of leather handbags, then most likely half of them are made from calfskin (calf leather). Not only are they smooth and lightweight in texture, they are known for their durability, which is why this is the most commonly used leather for making handbags.
Maintain gloss: Calfskin material will fade over time, especially when dyed bright colors such as gold, sand and nude. Wipe your bag with a clean, dry cloth after each use. It's a bit annoying, but it is worth it when the bag is extended. Tip: If you discover a dent in the pocket, massage the affected area, as well as the opposite area, with clean, dry fingers or a cloth.
Store individual bags: For those who have a habit of keeping their entire bags in the same place, the hardware details of bags such as zippers or locks can cause unwanted dents on the skin. . The skin is easily scratched, so using the bag will prevent this from happening.
Sunlight: When calfskin age will decrease much faster when continuously exposed to sunlight because speeding up the process of discoloration of the product. Therefore, storing them in an enclosed space away from the harsh sunlight like a wardrobe is a great option not to place bags in cabinets with direct sunlight.
2. Patent leather
Glossy and dazzling, glossy leather material is always in the favorite list of fashion houses around the world. However, this type of skin can easily flake off if not careful, so you need to know how to keep them in good condition.
Restore brightness regularly: The material is coated with a "super" gloss paint, so day by day dullness is unavoidable. Use a clean cloth or a soft, white cotton cloth to clean the surface of the bag with a glass cleaner, avoiding the use of agents directly on your bag, as it can be too strong and damage the surface more.
Stay away from black stains: glossy leather bags are extremely easy to leave traces when touched, so to remove and clean we must use cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover solution and wipe the stain dirty.
Storing randomly: Because there may be a chance of color dripping, avoid placing your bag directly on another painted surface. Dusty bags are always essential in all cases of protection or otherwise a pillowcase will work.
3. Synthetic leather faux / vegan
Veagan leather feels soft like real animal skin. However, because it is just an artificial synthetic leather material containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU), the elasticity rarely reaches the level of real leather types.
Always keep them as new as: Because artificial leather should be quite safe when in direct contact with water or oily products. The advice is to use a layer of baby oil to add an extra layer of protection. This prevents them from getting damaged faster due to heat and humidity.
Regular cleaning: when the bag is dirty, use a wet cloth to wipe or wash gently. Do not use heat or dry cleaning as chemicals can damage the bag, leading to skin cracking.
Store directly under sunlight: Because it's artificial, strong UVB rays will break down the molecular compounds used to make up the skin and long-term exposure will cause ugly cracks on the skin. surface. Similar to other types of leather bags, storing them away from the sun in a cool, dark environment is recommended.
4. Suede (Suede)
This type of skin is very popular with people because of its smooth texture. However, they are also vulnerable to dirt and damage, so care must be taken to avoid wear and tear.
Use protective sprays: Don't forget! Cover the suede surface with a spray product that helps create a waterproof surface before use to avoid skin contact with water or other liquids.
Sanitize bags with the right tools: make sure you have a suede cleaning kit at home because of their different properties.
Contact with water or oil: As mentioned, suede is a material that can be very difficult to treat when damaged, so try to avoid direct contact with the liquid. In particular, lotions also bring the same harm, be careful when using hand cream, do not use suede bags.
5. Exotic leather
Queen of all skin types, luxurious and beautiful, this is the material that makes the most expensive bags of fashion. Made from animal skins such as crocodiles, pythons and ostriches, exotic leather possesses a stunning appearance that makes it hard to refuse. Beauty and value, surely no one wants "em" to appear any damage even the smallest scratch.
Use skincare regularly: Some exotic skin types, such as pythons and ostriches, tend to lose moisture much faster than others, so remember to regularly regulate them. Do this every two months, or once a month if you bring them regularly. Make sure the conditioner fits the skin pocket.
Tip: for reptile leather like snakes or crocodiles, make sure you clean them in the right direction to avoid flaking.
Storage carefully: In this case, not just keeping them in the dust bag inside the closet is enough. These "babies" need a more special method, especially in the humid weather of our country. Store them in a controlled environment or store them in an airtight container to prevent any contaminants or moisture from coming into contact with the skin.
Wet them: No need to explain more because this is natural. If you accidentally spill a drink or solution on your bag, be careful to grab a cotton ball soaked in water. Do not rub and never use soap and water to clean. Then let it dry naturally instead of using a hair dryer, which will cause more damage.