When you put on your wetsuit, work your way up from the bottom–do not pull the suit from the top. Never dig your fingernails into the neoprene as this can cause a tear that is hard or impossible to fix. Keep your hands flat or pinch the neoprene lightly. It is harder to put on a wetsuit when your body is wet or sweaty because the dry surface inside the suit will stick to your damp skin. Consider wearing socks or use a plastic bag over your feet to allow your legs to slide easier into the wetsuit.
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