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Three Cheers for Earwax!

Let’s talk earwax. From its texture to its appearance, it gets a bad name. We suspect the yellow-brown goo might be down a friend or two, so we want to give credit where credit is due.

Here are five reasons we think you should give earwax a second chance.


  1. Earwax Protects Your Ear Canal and Eardrum
  2. Earwax Is Self-Cleaning
  3. Earwax Isn’t Even Wax
  4. Earwax Is a Good Sign
  5. Cotton Swabs Are Not the Answer