Forget About Makeup Brushes — Here's How to Clean Makeup Sponges
Makeup sponges blend liquid products like nobody's business and are a staple for baking your face. We use them every day — sometimes even more than our traditional brushes — which makes it even more important to give the applicator some much-needed care. You know it's time to clean your makeup sponge when it starts to look a little grungy, but did you know you're actually supposed to wash it after every use? That's a lofty goal, we know, but you can commit to washing your makeup sponge at least once a week.
Ahead, we're sharing how to clean your makeup sponge with a few different products.
How to Clean a Makeup Sponge in a Microwave
If all else fails, try the microwave trick. Grab a bowl, and fill it with water and a small amount of soap. Stick your sponge in the bowl and place the entire thing in the microwave for one minute. It's going to be hot, so make sure you let it cool down before removing it. Your blender should be spotless.