HOW TO CLEAN PILLOWCASES
Sometimes hitting the pillow is much more tempting than washing your face. So if you decided to head to bed before removing your makeup, don’t worry; we won’t let that stained pillow ruin your morning – or your plan for brunch!
How to Remove Makeup Stains from a Pillowcase
This method works best for cotton pillowcases. If you have a wool or silk pillowcase, you may want to take it to the dry cleaners. This makeup stain-removal method works great on mascara, eyeliner, foundation, lipstick, blush, bronzer, lip liner, concealer and just about all types makeup. Just follow these steps:
- Remove the pillowcase. Resist the temptation to touch or scrub the stain.
- Use your fingernail or a credit card to scrape off any dry debris.
- Turn the pillowcase inside out, and flush the backside of the stain with cold water.
- Turn the pillowcase over, and blot (don’t rub) the stain with a clean, dry towel.
- Apply a dot of dish soap directly to the stain.
- Use your fingers to lather the soap over the stain.
- For extra-stubborn stains, grab an old toothbrush and scrub the fabric in a circular motion.
- Allow the soap and water to do their magic on the stain for up to 20 minutes.
- Blot the soapy suds with a wet cloth, and flush with hot water.
- Cover the stain with a stain remover pre-treatment, and toss the pillowcase in the washing machine.