I’ve been using makeup sponges including beauty blender for quite a long time, but I just discovered the way to clean them without any stains left! Today I will share my method with you, and I promise you won’t need any expensive beauty sponge cleanser or whole night dipping your sponge in a bowl.
You will only need these things (and I believe almost everyone have these already at their house):
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Face wash/face cleanser
- Tap water
- Your own dirty sponge
- 10 minutes 😀
Step 1: Distribute about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the surface of the dry sponge. Give it a nice massage and some gentle squeezes for the oil to absorb into the core. You can use more olive oil until the sponge is soft, fluffy.
Step 2: Wet the sponge with water. Now squeeze it multiple times, you will see a mixture of all the foundations, dirts, whatever, came out from the core with a very thick consistency. It’s really really gross!! You can repeat squeezing and massaging the sponge until you see clear water coming out. (you can also repeat step 1 and 2 as needed). The sponge should feels slightly greasy, oily after washing under water since only water can not wash away all the dirts and oil.
Step 3: Wash your sponge thoroughly with face cleanser by squeezing and massaging it, again. Now you will see that gross mixture in step 2 again, but not as thick. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze until only clear water coming out from the core.
Step 4: Repeat step 3, but don’t worry that mixture is gone. This is just an extra step to make sure it’s clean!
Here you go, now your beauty sponge should be clean and stain-free just as new! The thumbnail picture is 100% true with my black beauty blender before and after these 4 steps.
What is your best cleaning method for beauty sponge? Please share with me I would love to know ^__^