How clean is that beauty blender you use?
Have you ever wondered how much bacteria your beauty blender carries? I can’t help but wonder how much dirt they absorb and keep. Yes, this is a gross thought but I can not help but think about it. Off to google, I went to do some research and then I did my own little test.
The first site I went onto told the story of a girl who cut open her beauty blender to find four little black worm like bugs. This was enough to make me want to never use a beauty blender again but I know better than to trust one site. The next site I read spoke more about how the germs on one’s sponge come from one’s skin so can they really be that harmful. This site took the point of view that germs are natural so they will not bring you any harm.
My feelings on this are yes germs are natural but ones facial skin is sensitive and I do not really want to be adding to my already difficult skin. I very good point which this site made was that if one has a pimple, cut or any sort of skin infection the sponge will absorb this. This will lead to the infection or bacteria growing in the sponge and then when used again it can spread the infection. Moral of this little story was clean your makeup sponges and beauty blenders.
What I am really shocked about is that there is next to no information about how hygienic beauty blenders are or are not. I really thought there would be more about it. I have found a lot on how to clean one’s beauty blender, so now I will be taking a little time to see how much dirt comes out my sponge.
A number one DIY method that kept coming up when looking at the best way to clean a beauty blender was olive oil and dishwasher liquid. Before I show you the pictures I have to say how amazing this cleaning method is. It works like a charm, let me show you with my beauty blender.
Before I started to clean it
During the cleaning process, this is what the water looked like
When I squeezed the sponge in my hand
Really gross to look at the amount of stuff that is coming out. I ended up doing this process twice just to be extra safe. I am amazed at the results. Here is my now clean beauty blender
Compare the before and after