Everyone tells you to clean your makeup tools, be it your brushes or sponges, once a week. But nobody tells you what a pain it is to get all the foundation splotches and bronzer stains out of your beauty sponges. The stubborn makeup products completely change the colour of your beauty blender and are really a task to get out. Well, you can’t keep buying new ones and have to clean the dirty beauty sponges sitting in your drawer, you know.

But fret not; we are here to help. If the beauty sponge that you bought three weeks ago has also turned brown and you can barely remember the original colour it came with, it’s time to get it all cleaned up (and colourful) again. Try this 3-step procedure to clean your makeup sponges in less than 10 minutes. Yes, you read that right. Take a look and get your dirty blenders stat.

 

Step 01: Soak in warm soapy water

Step 01: Soak in warm soapy water

Fill a medium-sized bowl with warm water. Make sure the bowl is large enough to fit in all your beauty sponges. Pour one tablespoon of any liquid cleaner or baby shampoo to the water and mix it properly. Dip your dirty beauty blenders in it so that they have fully emerged in the water. The warm water helps breakdown the makeup products and make it easier for you to clean it. Leave the beauty blenders in the bowl for at least five minutes. 

 

Step 02: Scrub the dirt away

Step 02: Scrub the dirt away

Next, get your hands dirty and scrub the beauty sponges by rubbing them between your fingers while keeping them in the soapy water. Press and push the sponges against each other gently to get the makeup stains off. Make sure you are gentle and don’t tear them. Once the dirty patches and stains disappear, squeeze the water out and take them out.

 

Step 03: Rinse

Step 03: Rinse

Hold the beauty sponges under cold running water and rinse them thoroughly. It will help get the soapy solution and every last bit of makeup products off. Massage the beauty sponges gently to clean them up under the water. Squeeze the water out and let them dry. And there, your beauty sponges are as good as new in less than 10 minutes. You’re welcome!

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