The use of makeup sponges is now a daily occurrence in all circles of society, especially for women who want to use makeup. Make up sponges are easy to get, relatively inexpensive and very helpful in using makeup, for example powder, foundation, etc.

But if not kept clean, this makeup sponge can actually cause health problems later on, one of which is a fungal infection.

As is well known, fungi easily grow and develop in damp environments. Make up sponge is very easy to be a growth medium for fungus because it is prone to become damp and dirty if not diligently cleaned and dried. Moreover, if the makeup sponge that is not cleaned is in a closed container that makes it difficult to evaporate moisture and remain stored in the sponge.

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Photo by Jackson David from Pexels

Repeated use of sponges in make-up based on creams or liquids makes it more moist and easy to moldy than is used on dry-based makeup, such as powder. If not routinely cleaned, the remaining pile of makeup plus sweat and oil from the skin will make the sponge more easily overgrown by fungi and other bacteria.

How to keep the powder sponge clean and free of mold?

To keep your makeup sponge clean and free of mold, make it a habit to clean the sponge after each use. To clean it, you can use a special cleaning liquid makeup equipment that is widely sold in the market. There is a special cleaning fluid that already contains antifungal elements so that it can protect your makeup sponge.

But if you have trouble finding makeup equipment cleaning liquid, you can use a baby shampoo with a soft foundation to clean your makeup sponge. After that, rinse using warm water so that the oil contained in the sponge also dissolves.

After cleaning, dry the makeup sponge by aerating it in a clean and dry place. With these easy steps, your makeup sponge will be free of mold and ready for reuse.

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