Press a damp beautyblender down on the nozzle to apply an ample amount of liquid blendercleanser to the sponge or makeup brush. Squeeze and compress gently, working into a lather. Pressing the sponge releases oxygen allowing liquid blendercleanser to be absorbed. To avoid splits, snags, rips or tears squeeze delicately, avoiding twisting or pinching. For stubborn stains, pour a small amount of liquid blendercleanser into a bowl with water and let your beautyblender soak for a few hours or overnight. Rinse with clean water. Squeeze away excess water with a towel, set out to dry completely in a clean, well-ventilated area and re-use. beautyblenders need light and air to avoid growing mold. Wet sponges should never be stored in a ziploc bag, a drawer, or any closed space. Use the lid of your canister as a drying pedestal, and set your damp blender on it. Immediately after cleansing, beautyblender is ready for makeup application once again!