Social media is a real handy tool when it comes to beauty hacks. I mean how else you would have known that you could work a winged liner using a clear tape or mattify your glossy lipstick with some finishing powder and tissue paper? Though some hacks are really weird (and sometimes dangerous), most of them are pretty useful.

The latest beauty hack to go viral on social media is microwaving your beauty blender, which is kinda insane but, might we add, a game-changing hack.  Every makeup lover knows what a pain it is to clean your beauty sponges, but this hack makes it look like a piece of cake.

So, if you have a bunch of dirty sponges lying in your drawer, go get ‘em for a hot cleaning sesh and before you know it, you’ll have brand new-ish, shiny blenders.

one minute hack cleaning beauty sponges

You need:

  • Liquid soap
  • Water
  • Mug
  • Dirty beauty blenders

How to:

Step 1: Take some water in a microwave-safe mug (enough to dip your blenders in it). Add a few drops of liquid dishwasher in it.

Step 2: Stir well to make a soapy mixture and dip all your beauty sponges in it.

one minute hack cleaning beauty sponges

Step 3: Put the mug in the microwave and set it for one minute. Press start and wait.

one minute hack cleaning beauty sponges

Step 4: Take out the blenders and squeeze the water out of it. Be careful as the water will be hot.

And, there, your beauty sponges are now as good as new. Keep it for one more minute if they don’t come out as clean as you want, but if you do it on a weekly basis, once should do the trick. Also, don’t make the mistake of keeping the sponges in the microwave without the water mixture otherwise it will look like this (oh boy!).      

one minute hack cleaning beauty sponges

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