Beauty blender is the easiest makeup tool to use, if you wish to evenly spread your foundation. Its spongy texture makes sure that the cream is blended well into your skin, while giving you a flawless appearance. This spongy texture also accumulates a lot of gunk over time, which seeps through the tiny holes present in the sponge. This is why cleaning your beauty blender after 2-3 uses is an absolute necessity. Here are some quick and easy ways, which will help in making your sponge upright.
In Soap Water
The easiest way to get a squeaky clean beauty sponge is by washing it in soap water. You can either use a dish washing soap, detergent, hand wash, shampoo or even body wash. Any kind of lather making component will do the job. Rub it properly using your hands, to ensure that the sponge is clean. Now, put in under running water and squeeze a few times, till all the soapy water is washed off.
Brush Cleaning Mat
If you are a makeup fanatic, then a brush cleaning mat is a must for you. It will not only clean your makeup blenders but also the makeup brushes. With its silicone base and tiny bumps on the surface, a cleaning mat is perfect to remove all the gunk from your makeup sponge. Just drop a few drops of soap on the mat and rub the damp sponge against it. Now keep in under running and continue rubbing for a few minutes. Your beauty blender would be as clean as new.
You can also toss your beauty blender in the microwave to clear off all the dirt and bacteria. Be very careful about the temperature and duration for which you put your beauty blenders in. Bad quality sponges can melt and even spoil your microwave. Just take a glass bowl and fill it halfway with water. Add a few drops of soap and mix. Dip your sponge in and set in the microwave for a few seconds.
Dirtier the sponge, more the efforts it requires to get cleaned. If your makeup sponge hasn’t been cleaned from ages, then it won’t be done in a single wash. It would be better to soak it first and then scrub it. Firstly, prepare a soap solution by mixing some cleaning liquid or soap in half a mug of lukewarm water. Now mix it to form lather. Dip your sponge in and leave it for at least 15-20 minutes. Later on, you can wash it off under running water by scrubbing it, with the help of an old toothbrush.
Cleaning With Oil
This trick works on the principle of using oils to break down gunk. Cold pressed oils like coconut oil can help in doing the trick. Dab some oil on a dry sponge and rub it a bit. Let the sponge soak the oil properly. Later, you can wash the beauty blender with soap water to get rid of its oiliness.
This trick is ideal to remove hard stains and marks on your beauty blender, which refuse to go away. Using oil to clean them, will help in making your sponge as good as new.
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