How To Properly Clean Your Makeup Sponges or Beauty Sponges

It may seem like a no-brainer that everything needs cleaning every once in a while, and that includes your makeup supplies. But when you stop to think about it, when was the last time you cleaned any of your brushes or sponges? Do you know how to clean your makeup sponge or beauty sponge correctly? Pinky B Beauty supplies all your makeup needs, including makeup tips, tricks, and ways to keep your accessories and supplies clean and fresh. 

Ins and Outs of Beauty

It’s easy to get into a daily routine of applying makeup and hitting the streets. But oftentimes, that routine doesn’t involve proper care of our daily items, including makeup supplies. You very well know that your makeup brushes and sponges need a good cleaning, but it’s often too easy to say you’ll do it tomorrow, then the next day, etc., until they’re pretty dirty. And with everyday use, comes additional dirtiness you may not realize. Take a beautyblender, for example, as even with daily washing and rinsing, the inside can be full of old foundation just sitting inside. May make it difficult to use again, huh? And not only do makeup sponges soak up foundation and concealer way too easily, but also germs and bacteria. Even if you’re washing your face before applying makeup every day, there’s still going to be dead skin cells and other bacteria on your face every time you use a sponge. Not properly washing your sponges can cause your skin to break out even more, creating a vicious cycle. But how do you deep clean a beauty sponge to ensure it’s truly clean? And what is the easiest way to clean beauty sponges so you can get back to your day?

How To Clean Your Makeup Sponges

There are a few tried and true ways to clean your makeup sponges, and you can find the one that fits your schedule the best, as well as leaving your sponges the cleanest. One basic method is using water and soap, either a bar or liquid soap works. Get the sponge wet, then work the soap directly onto the sponge, massaging it into the sponge with your fingers or against your palm. Once the sponge is nice and soapy, rinse thoroughly under warm water, and be sure to squeeze the sponge gently to ensure there’s no soap hiding inside. Leave the sponge out to completely dry, and don’t put it into a makeup bag or enclosure until it is dry. Leaving wet sponges around could cause mold to grow, making your beauty sponges even worse than before!  If your sponge hasn’t been cleaned in a long time, it might be better to clean it using a soak instead of a quick wash and dry. You can use either a clean sink or a small bowl and fill it with water and soap, mixing it together. Put your sponge into the water and allow it to soak for a few minutes. After some time, give your sponge a few gentle squeezes to ensure the soap is getting inside. You can add some more soap if your sponge is still dirty, otherwise you can massage it against your palm and then thoroughly rinse it in warm water, and allow it to air dry.  

How To Clean Makeup Brushes and Beauty Sponges At Home

If you have a plethora of makeup sponges but no free time, you can utilize your washing machine as well. Place all your dirty makeup sponges into a mesh lingerie bag, and don’t wash anything else along with them. Use a small amount of laundry detergent and wash it on the gentle cycle, with an extra rinse if you have one. Keep them in the lingerie bag and hang them to dry. Either way you decide to clean your makeup sponges will leave them fresh, revitalized and ready for your busy routine. 

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