The creation of the beauty blender was a huge addition to the beauty products market. Very much in texture like the old makeup sponges, beauty blenders combine various shapes and colors to create a tool that, as its name implies, blends foundation and other liquid/cream makeup perfectly and with ease. With its fun look and great performance, women everywhere wanted one to make their foundation flawless.
Of course, as with any beauty tool, a beauty blender requires cleaning from time to time. It is especially important to keep beauty tools clean, since they touch your skin every time you use them. They pick up not only any dirt and oil and debris that may be on your face, but bacteria as well. Since you use them with a liquid foundation, there’s always a chance for bacteria to grow. And this is not something you want to be wiping around your face every day, especially if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Fortunately, there are several different ways to clean your beauty blender; you can choose the one that is a good fit for you:
When you purchase a beauty blender, you may have the option to purchase it as a combo pack, one that comes with a little bar of soap. If you clean it with this method, simply wet the sponge and rub the bar of soap on it until the makeup is out of the sponge. Then rinse it well, squeeze it out and allow to air dry.
If you didn’t get the combo pack, you can always use a regular bar of soap as well. Use the same method as above with any bar soap of your choice. Keep in mind, though, that whatever dyes or perfumes that are in the soap may be left in trace amounts on your sponge, so if your skin is sensitive, choose a more natural soap or one without perfumes or dyes.
If you’re short on time or would rather not have to scrub your sponge, the liquid BlenderCleanser works easily on its own to clean your beauty blender. Just add a tablespoon of the cleanser to a cup of water, saturate the sponge in the mixture and allow it to soak overnight. The next morning, squeeze it out with a towel and allow to air dry.
~Homemade Liquid Cleanser
Since specialty liquid cleansers can be expensive (price is around $18), you can make your own for far less that is just as effective. Mix a teaspoon of Dawn dish liquid with two teaspoons of olive oil in 3/4 cup of water. Follow the same process as above to soak overnight.
Beauty Blenders are a great tool to help give a smooth, well blended look to your foundation, but keeping them clean is a must. Whatever method you choose, follow it regularly to keep dirt, germs and bacteria at bay. Keeping your beauty blender clean will help keep your skin clean, which will help you to always look and feel your best.