Help! I Fell Asleep With My Makeup On

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:

  1. Remove the pillowcase. Resist the temptation to touch or scrub the stain.
  2. Use your fingernail or a credit card to scrape off any dry debris.
  3. Turn the pillowcase inside out, and flush the backside of the stain with cold water.
  4. Turn the pillowcase over, and blot (don’t rub) the stain with a clean, dry towel.
  5. Apply a dot of dish soap directly to the stain.
  6. Use your fingers to lather the soap over the stain.
  7. For extra-stubborn stains, grab an old toothbrush and scrub the fabric in a circular motion.
  8. Allow the soap and water to do their magic on the stain for up to 20 minutes.
  9. Blot the soapy suds with a wet cloth, and flush with hot water.
  10. Cover the stain with a stain remover pre-treatment, and toss the pillowcase in the washing machine.

Professional House Cleaning

There’s no need to worry if your makeup bled past the pillowcase and into the pillow. Just visit our bedroom cleaning page to learn how to clean pillows, comforters and more. Molly Maid does not offer laundry cleaning services, but we will change your linens if you provide fresh sheets. Talk to your local Molly Maid about custom house cleaning plans designed for your household and budget.

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