Let’s face it, many of us are guilty of neglecting the cleanliness of our beautyblenders. Besides being unhygienic, using dirty sponges can lead to breakouts and skin issues. Experts emphasize the importance of understanding what’s in your sponges and why regular cleaning is crucial.
How to Wash Makeup Sponges:
- Wet the sponge, apply your chosen cleanser (liquid soap, bar soap, antibacterial shampoo, face cleanser, or makeup cleanser), and work it into a lather.
- Concentrate on stubborn spots, then rinse the sponge under lukewarm water until clear.
- Squeeze out excess water, blot against a clean towel, and let it air dry thoroughly. Avoid using a blow dryer to prevent damage.
- For extra disinfecting, consider a UV sanitizing box after the sponge is fully dry.
Removing Stubborn Makeup:
Use olive oil after the regular cleansing process to break down stubborn makeup.
How Often to Wash:
While washing after every use is ideal, once a week is a practical minimum. Run the sponge under warm water until clear after each use.
When to Replace:
Replace sponges every two to three months, especially if used daily. If it smells moldy, feels stiff, doesn’t rinse clean, or has rips, it’s time for a new one.
Daily washing is best, but weekly is a safe option. Use your favorite cleanser to keep your makeup sponge in top condition, ensuring seamless makeup application and minimizing skin issues.