20 Hygiene Mistakes People Make Every Day

Cleaning ears with cotton buds

One of those grossly satisfying things is cleaning your ears with a cotton wool bud and seeing what gunk emerges! Contrary to advertising though, cotton wool buds are not intended for ear canals. The design of the bud in combination with the inner ear workings means that whilst some wax is removed the majority is actually plugged further down. This build up can greatly damage the ear drum and lead to infections and pain. Rather go to your doctor for wax removal and keep the cotton buds to apply ointments!