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This Hack for Cleaning Makeup Sponges Will Change Your Life

You won't believe how gross your makeup sponge can get if it's not washed regularly! A dirty sponge is a hotbed for all kinds of nasty bacteria and mold that can cause breakouts and skin infections on your face - no thanks!

Cleaning your makeup products is super important, and thankfully really easy. All you need to clean your grungy sponges are water, liquid dish soap and a microwaveable bowl - easy peasy! You'll notice a huge difference in your skin and makeup when you consistently use a clean sponge...so it's totally worth the effort!

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What You Need:

  • Dirty Makeup Sponge
  • Water
  • Liquid Dish Soap

Instructions:

In a microwaveable bowl mix together water and a couple squirts of liquid dish soap.

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Next, add your dirty makeup sponge to the bowl. Squeeze and swish it around in the mixture to remove some of the makeup residue. Let soak overnight (or at least a couple hours).

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Once your sponge has soaked, rinse and squeeze it under clean tap water.

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Now that your sponge is makeup-free you're going to sanitize it to kill any unwanted germs that might be lurking in there. To sanitize the sponge, add clean water back into your bowl with the sponge.

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Pop the bowl in the microwave on high for 1:40.

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Remove from microwave and let cool (IT WILL BE HOT!). Once cool, rinse and squeeze under clean tap water and let dry.

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Now your makeup sponge is squeaky clean and ready to use!

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