How to effectively clean makeup sponges

How to effectively clean makeup sponges

A dirty makeup sponge can make your skin more prone to acne and other skin issues. Here's how to effectively eliminate bacteria form makeup sponges. 

How to effectively clean makeup sponges

The makeup sponge is everyone's best friend -it helps achieve the perfect complexion, and blend seamless concealer, but if you are not actually cleaning it, you could be reapplying bacteria over and over.

How to clean makeup sponges

One of the best things about beauty sponges is that they are porous, this allows the product to penetrate and to be applied perfectly. But the fact that they are porous also makes it the perfect environment to host bacteria, oil and dirt. This makes it more likely for you to break out or have any other skin issue. To clean it you should:

  1. Soak the sponge in warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Clean with soap or a lightweight cleanser. Lather uup and squeeze the sponge on the palm of your hand until the water comes clean.
  3. Rinse and dry with a cloth towel, then let it air dry. Do this often to avoid spreading bacteria all over your face. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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