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How to Clean Your Beauty Sponges

By July 5, 2018February 1st, 2021Makeup, Tips and Tricks

I don’t know about you guys but my beauty sponges get sooo nasty looking so quickly! I get so excited when I have a nice and brand new beauty sponge to use, and then with one use, it looks pretty grimy and stained.

I used to think that’s just the way it was going to be.  Beauty sponges get stained after one use, what can you do? Just need to buy a new one whenever I want a clean one, I guess.

Well guess what…there IS something you can do! And the cleaning process is SO SIMPLE!

Don’t give up on your beauty sponges yet…this cleaning process will give them the deep clean they need, and take out almost any stains, I promise!

Want more information on beauty sponges in general? Well, check out my post all on how to use them, and how to get the best bang for your buck with beauty sponges!

Alright, enough of the chit chat…let’s just jump in on how to get these guys sparkling clean!

Step One: Rinse

First, run your beauty sponge under a tap, just like you would if you were wetting it before use.  Squeeze the sponge a few times to get any extra makeup out, until you see the water run clear. At this point, you will have gotten out the initial layer of makeup and gunk, but the next step is when it’s really time for the deep clean!

Step Two: Clean

My favorite soap to use for this is the Irish Spring soap bars. These bars of soap are insanely cheap, and you can snag them on Amazon (linked here), or pick them up on your next run to Walmart, Target, CVS, etc.

Wet the bar of soap under the water. Then, take your beauty sponge that you already rinsed and begin to rub it back and forth on the bar of soap. I don’t even worry about being super gentle, I just get aggressive about scrubbing it along the soap!

This method allows the soap to actually dig in deep into the beauty sponge to ensure it gets out all the junk from the inside out!

Keep repeating this step, rinsing out in between, until all the stains are gone and your water runs completely clear again!

Leave the sponge out to dry overnight, and you’ll end up with a brand-spankin’ new sponge in the morning! Voila!

I know this post was much shorter than many of my normal posts, but that’s just because of how easy and simple this process is! Two steps, one product, boom. Clean sponges.

Remember, click here to read so much more about beauty sponges if you haven’t already!

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