Did you know that your makeup tools can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and filth? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here’s the thing – if you don’t clean your beloved makeup sponges frequently, you are in for unwanted breakouts and a whole bunch of serious skin issues. It sure is fun to apply your makeup with that egg-shaped Beauty Blender, and cleaning it may seem like a tedious chore. But please, do yourself a favor and keep it squeaky clean. We have for you the most efficient techniques to clean your Beauty Blender. Read on to find out more.
How To Clean Your Beauty Blender
Ideally, you should wash your Beauty Blender after every use. To give it a quick rinse, run it under some warm water until the water runs clear. Your sponge will last way longer with basic cleaning done regularly, and your skin will appreciate it too. Moreover, the company recommends replacing the sponge after three months if you use it on a daily basis. The Beauty Blender cleanser does a great job at cleaning your makeup sponge, but it’s super expensive. Luckily, there are a bunch of other ways to do this. Let’s begin with our first cleaning technique now!
How To Deep Clean Your Beauty Blender
Your sponge needs deep cleaning if it still feels or appears dirty after basic cleaning (warm water and soap.) Trust me, you’ll know it needs a good wash just by looking at it.
What You Need
- A sink
- Warm running water
- A mild cleanser
- Paper towels
Step By Step Tutorial
Step 1: Hold your makeup sponge under warm running water for about a minute, or until it absorbs enough water to expand to its full size.
Step 2: Dab some gentle liquid cleanser (like a baby shampoo or an organic shampoo) directly onto the sponge.
Step 3: Rub the sponge against your palm for about 45 seconds. This will help draw out the product and gunk lying deep inside the sponge.
Step 4: Rinse the sponge under warm water while you continue to rub until it looks clean. Make sure you rinse out all of the soap.
Step 5: Squeeze out the water from the sponge. If you see clear water, it means your sponge is now clean.