How to clean your beauty sponge

by - 9:00:00 AM

Hey guys,

I'm pretty sure most of us using this perfect tool for applying foundation, liquid bronzer, highlighter or just to set or bake face with powder. Whatever you do, it always leaves your beauty sponge dirty. So now is the time for the question "How to clean your beauty sponge?" Well, there are two ways how to clean your sponge and you should use  both of them, because first method removes only the product and second one kills every tiny bacteria living in the sponge.

Regular washing - First way how you can clean your sponge is using any soap. Someone prefes a bar of soap, another shower gels, baby shampoo, hair shampoo or even soap for washing dishes. What you choose is only up to you, but I prefer to use any baby shampoo or hair shampoo, because it is way more gentle than the other option, I think. I might wouldn't recommend the bar of soap, because I have a feel like you won't get enough soap inside of the beauty sponge. BUT… How I said, it's only your choice, so take my notes only as recommendations and decide on your own. After you decide what are you gonna use, follow these steps:


1. Dampen the beauty sponge with warm water.




2. Add shampoo / soap to the sponge and with circle motions rub out all the makeup dirt.



3. Rinse the sponge.
4. Add little bit more of the shampoo and squeeze / knead the sponge until it begins to lather.


5. Rinse and squeeze the sponge untill there is no lather.

6. Squeeze excess water.
7. Let it air dry.



Sanitizing - Second way how to clean your beauty sponge is clean it from inside. When you're done with removing all the makeup dirt, you can grab some hand sanitizer and knead it inside the sponge, afer a while, rinse and squeeze until there is nothing inside. Secong option how to sanitize your sponge is popping into a bowl with hot water. Then place the bowl with hot water in microvawe and leave the sponge there about 1-2 minutes on high. After it's done, wait till the water and sponge is cooler, grab it and squeeze all the excess water. Let it air dry. 

Ok guys, now comes the question how often you should clean your beauty sponge? Well, the general washing you should do after every using, the sanitizing process I would recommend every week. If you're too lazy to do it after every use, please, do it every week. This is very important thing, because sponges keep a lot of bacteria in thanks the wet environment. And trust me, you don't want to put these mini animals on your face, because they can make pretty big mess with your skin, especially if you have predispositions. 

That's everything for this time. I hope this was helpfull for someone and you guys tell me if you have different techniques how to clean your beauty sponges. I would be more than happy to learn something new. :)

Have a great day!

Love, Michelle <3


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20 Comments

  1. I don't often use a beauty sponge but I should definitely try to clean mine more! I've never heard of sanitizing it but that seems like an important step, I should do that more often as well x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Just try and you will see, it's gonna be better, at least the feel that you do it. :D :D

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  2. Interesting way to sanitise in the microwave, it doesn't affect the sponge that way? Great article, thank you

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    1. Don't worry, it doesn't affect the sponge. :)

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  3. I try to clean my sponge as often as I can, I find it gets so dirty so quickly! I always love seeing how other people clean, I would never have thought about sanitising in the microwave!

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    1. Normally I wouldn't either, but I'm having problems with acne and clogged pores, so I started to sanitize the sponge and I must say it helped! :)

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  4. Thanks for a fab post and while I always clean my kit sponges thoroughly after each use I can be a little lazy when it comes to my own, oops! But I will definitely have to do it more regularly and also try the sanitizing method too :) x (@marisarobinson.mua)

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    1. I know, sometimes I'm lazy too. :D :D I hope you'll be satisfied when you try the sanitiznig.

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  5. I am so lazy with this!! Thanks for the tips xx

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    1. I know, but we should force ourselves to do it. :)

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  6. I don't tend to use a beauty sponge and when I do I only wash it, not sanitise it! I'll definitely be sanitising it as well next time!

    Thanks for linking up to the Monday Makeup Madness Link Up on Fabulous and Fun Life :)

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I hope you won't ne disappointed. :)
      Thank you for doing this fab link up party!

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  7. I'm finicky about cleaning my sponge (Beautyblender) after every use. I sanitise it only on weekends, though, in my microwave.

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    1. I think that's great. :)

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  8. I used mine a few times and then wasn't sure how to clean it so stopped hahahaha will definitely be using this method now! Thanks!

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Please, give it another try, I love applying my foundation with sponge. :)

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  9. Thanks for these tips! A great reminder that I really need to wash my sponge, I never do it enough!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  10. Great tips! I really should try putting my beauty sponge in the microwave.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, you should. You won't regret. :)

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