By | April 28, 2021
How to clean a beauty blender at home

If you are continuously using the same blender again and again without cleaning it properly then you are at high risk to get breakdowns and acnes on your skin because of bacteria on the used dusty sponge.

It is very much needed to know about how you can clean a beauty blender at home without wasting lots of time doing it.

This complete article is to show you easiest ways to clean your beauty blender at home in no time.

You can also check the basic makeup tutorial in free and professional eye makeup tutorial if you didn’t know how to do that correctly.

How To Clean A Beauty Blender At Home:

Let’s see how you can clean a beauty blender step by step using the ingredients that are easily available at home

Step 1: Soaking The Beauty Blender In a Hot Water

1 Soaking The Beauty Blender In a Hot Water

Our first step is to soak a beauty blender in hot water.

Water should be hot which is about to boil.

Take a Bowl and add hot water in it at least half of the bowl.

Add 2 tablespoon of liquid dish wash/ body wash/ baby wash and add 1 tbsp of baking soda.

This is for cleaning 4 beauty blenders at a time, you can increase or reduce the quantity accordingly.

Stir everything well then dip the blenders into it. Let them soak for 20-25 minutes and you can go back to your work until it is soaking.

Step 2: Remove The Makeup Product from the Blenders

2 Remove The Makeup Product from the Blenders

To remove the makeup product such as foundation, concealer, blush, etc. Squeeze the blender 5-6 times.

Throw the dirty water and fill the bowl with fresh normal water. Repeat squeezing the blender, you can see the product is coming out of it, do this all process 3 times.

Finally, wash the blenders under running water into the sink and make sure the water coming out is clean after squeezing.

Step 3: Disinfecting The Beauty Blenders

3 Disinfecting The Beauty Blenders

This is a very important step in how to clean beauty blenders at home. You should always disinfect your beauty blenders and makeup brushes.

To disinfect the beauty blenders fill the bowl with water and add vinegar or antiseptic Detol liquid of about 1 tbsp.

Squeeze the blenders for 1 minute continuously and take out all the water from it and make it ready for the next stage.

Step 4: Drying The Beauty Blenders in Sunlight

4 Drying The Beauty Blenders in Sunlight

There is no benefit to doing all the above steps if you don’t follow this last step correctly.

Keep your beauty blender in the dry bowl and let it dry in the sunlight for 3- hours.

When you see that beauty blenders shrink enough and come to its natural size when you buy it then you can say it is completely dried out.

Step 5: Storing The Beauty Blenders In a Case

5 Storing The Beauty Blenders In a Case

Store a beauty blender in a case that has few holes in it so that air can freely move inside it.

Never store the blenders in an airtight case.

This is all about how to clean beauty blenders at home, I hope you found this information helpful. Don’t forget to check the FAQs have been asked by lots of people that answered below.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

How to clean beauty blender in microwave?

To clean a beauty blender in a microwave you need to follow the following steps:

1. Add 1/2 tbsp of dishwash in a half filled jar with water and dip the blenders into it.
2. Keep the jar inside of microwave for about 1 minute.
3. Take out the jar from microwave, Be careful it is hot. Let the water gets lukewarm.
4. Squeez the blenders and wash it under running tap until water coming out of blender is clean.
5. Disnfect the blender with vinegar and then dry it in sunlight untill it shrinks down completly

How to store beauty blender for travel

The answer uses a case for the beauty blender. If you just throw your blender with other makeup products then there are high chances of getting it dirty with eyeshadows, lipstick, and dust.

Beauty blender case


So use a case that can cover your beauty blender well. This is the best travel and storage protective case for a beauty blender I found on amazon. You can have a look over it.

How often should I clean my beauty blender?

The answer is after used once. It is always a good habit to wash out the blenders after used it once if you love and care for your skin.
The maximum you should use the same blender is twice a time and not more than that.
You can either have a collection of 3-4 blenders and wash all of them once in a week.

How long does it take for a beauty blender to dry?

The answer is 3 hours in sunlight. If you are keeping your beauty blender in sunligh which is squeezed out completly then it will take atleast 3 hours to shrink back to its original size.
During winter there is no sunlight outside then you can use your drier to dry it from outside and let it dry automatically. This process may take time and that can be one complete day.

How wet should Beauty Blender be?

The beauty blender should be damp before using it for makeup. Dip the beauty blender into the water and squeeze it nicely and remove all the water from it. The size of the beauty blender will be double its original size but there is no water inside it. But when it touches your skin it feels wet. The blender should be wet at this amount.

How can you tell if a beauty blender is fake?

You can identify if your blender is fake or not with the following tips:
1. It will get cracks and holes after using twice and thrice.
2. Fake beauty blender consumes/eats lots of your foundation.
3. Your foundation will not blend smoothly.

Can you use a sponge as a beauty blender?

The answer is Yes, You can use a sponge in place of a beauty blender but it depends on its quality how finely it will blend the makeup. Another advantage of a beauty blender is its shape it can easily go under the eye, side of the nose that normal sponge cannot give that clear finishing.

Why my beauty blender swelled after washing?

The beauty blender is a sponge and when you washed it, it soaked up the water and get swelled. In this shape, beauty blender will eat little product and blends it quite smoothly.

Can one beauty blender use any person?

Yes, you can use one blender for more people but again there is a risk of your skin health. If anyone tends to have acne-prone skin then the chances of getting bacteria on it are higher. So if you are using the same blenders for more than one people then disinfect it first and then go for the next one.

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