How do you store this after daily use?
After I use this sponge, it is still damp, so I don't like putting it in its little box because I can see it steaming up, and I'm worried about bacteria. But, if I leave the box open, dust, hairspray, perfume and other stuff settles on it all day. What is the best way to store it daily?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
on the original beautyblender®
I've been using the Beauty Blender for quite some time now, and I have always left mine in the open container to dry. If you buy the double pack, it comes with a small pedestal insert in the packaging, and that is what I sit mine on to dry daily. I use my Beauty Blender almost every day (along with hairspray and other makeup products) and have had no trouble with other products getting on it. I think when you wet it before use that it would probably rinse away most of the other products that may have landed on it while drying.
answered 10 months ago
(Johnson City, TN)
While it's drying, I store it sitting sideways on top of the round container it came in. I also keep the container with sponge atop it on a shelf inside my medicine cabinet to prevent excess dust/particles in the air from getting on it. If you don't have a medicine cabinet shelf with doors or mirror covering it, I'm sure any drawer in your bathroom or wherever you keep your makeup supplies would serve the same purpose, just make sure it's vented slightly so a bit of air can still get into the area so your sponge will actually dry!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
The best way to prevent bacteria is to wash the sponge after every use. By doing that you can store it the way you do now.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
I keep mine in the open with the other make up. I throw it in the washing machine once a week though. (I put it into one of those mesh bags.)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
I suggest leaving it on a hand towel & placing a paper towel loosely over it to keep stuff from getting on it. That is what I do with mine. I don't suggest putting it in a drawer, cupboard, or other place that is going to have it in the dark when it is still damp because that provides the breeding ground bacteria is partial to having. It is the same logic of not putting away wet dishes in the drawer or cupboard to avoid bacteria that you should use for damp makeup sponges and brushes.
I leave mine out of the box but under the bathroom sink in thebathroom cabinet so it exposed to air but out of the way. If you express most of the water out the sponges dry very easily.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago