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Did you know you can clean your beauty blender in the microwave?

A student has discovered the ultimate beauty hack

Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
29 March 2018
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When law student Julianna Asouzu revealed it was possible to clean your beauty blender with a microwave, we were like, REALLY?! Armed with our filthy beauty blenders, the skeptical HELLO! staff decided to give the beauty hack a try, and we can confirm that yes this does work. The blenders transformed with just a blitz in the household appliance, and yes, we’re just as shocked as you. The 19-year-old student shared the video on Twitter telling people that she had attempted to clean her beauty blender in the microwave after seeing a video on Instagram. She explained that she'd placed her dirty beauty blenders in a plastic cup of hot water and washing up liquid, which she then microwaved for one minute. 

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The beauty blender has become a makeup bag staple in recent years

“Guys all my beauty blenders are clean. Before this they were all brown. I saw it on Insta,” she explained. “I basically put them all in this cup and I put them in the microwave for one minute and all this came out.”

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Julianna’s video has already racked up over 38,000 retweets and has been liked over 108,000 times. She joked with one fellow tweeter who accidentally cooked her beauty blender because she forgot to put it in water – so don’t try that at home.

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We all know that cleaning your beauty blender is very important because bacteria and grime can cause spots, congestion and breakouts. And while this hack works, it did make our beauty blenders expand while in the microwave.  

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