People Are Microwaving Beauty Blenders & It’s Weird BUT It Works

But... WHY?!

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

29 March 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Beauty Blenders are THE trend everyone in the makeup world is loving right now. 

It’s like a paintbrush for the canvas that is our beautiful face, so we’re always up for new ways to keep it squeaky clean and hygienic!

What we weren’t expecting, however, was that people would start MICROWAVING them… but for a very good reason. 

A dirty Beauty Blender ain’t a good thing, so people are using a simple and effective method to clean them. 

All you will need is: soap, water and a microwave!


According to BuzzFeed, here’s what you need to do:

  • Immerse your Beauty Blender in a cup of soapy water
  • Microwave it for one minute (heat is effective in getting rid of bacteria!)
  • Voila! It’s clean!


  • Be extra careful removing the hot beauty blender from the microwave!
  • Make sure it’s fully immersed in water, because if you microwave it dry it will destroy and melt the sponge. 

This is a well-known technique used to clean sponges, so why not give it a go so you’re keeping your makeup products hygienic for your pretty face?


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