Cotton swabs usually carry a warning which states that when these penetrate the ear canal, there is a possibility of injury which can be sustained. This only goes to prove that not only audiologists, doctors and hearing professionals, but also the manufacturers consider this to be unsafe. Cotton swabs should never be used to clean ears for the following reasons:

Earwax is needed as it consists of secretions and dead skin cells, alcohols, cholesterol, fatty acids, squalene as well as an antibacterial enzyme lysozyme. This protects the ear rather than being an unhygienic nuisance. The earwax is constantly being produced, and this should be in the ear unless of course there is a blockage. If there is not enough of this ear wax, the ears feel dry and itchy. The wax provides lubrication and protection against germs, bacteria as well as dust from entering the ear and damaging it. It also protects the skin from water irritation and also repels insects.

Ear wax removal by swabs or probing devices can damage the ear due to the impact and trauma and could result in temporary deafness. This also pushes the wax further into the ear canal. Sometimes people traumatize the canal so much that they cause scratches or bleeding and this causes bacterial infections.

Earwax gets removed naturally when a person eats, yawns as well as talks. Due to these movements, the wax is moved to the external ear, and all that is needed is a washcloth to clean the external ear.

You should not remove the ear wax unless you find one or more of these symptoms such as an earache, partial loss of hearing, ringing in the ears, and a sensation of fullness in the ears, odor, itching or discharge from the ears. For anything else, it should never be cleaned.

It is not necessary to wash the hair daily. In fact, when you wash your hair daily with harsh shampoos, the hair gets stripped off the natural oils, and it becomes drier as well as it gets more prone to breaking. The hair needs natural oils which are needed to keep the hair and scalp moisturized. Therefore, the hair should not be washed daily, but a dry shampoo could be used.

A dry shampoo puts substances which are oil absorbing on the hair so that the oily parts lose some of the excess oil. This is great when you do not have the time to wash the hair, and it is good for styling of the hair too. This helps people who have very fine hair and where the hair does not stay in any style. For this cornstarch or arrowroot can be applied to the hair using a makeup bush and then the powder needs to be combed through the hair, This is less messy than a wet shampoo and still as effective.

All you need is a cup of warm water, a quarter cup each of arrowroot and witch hazel as well as essential oils and a spray bottle. All this are to be mixed well and then applied.

The skin gets damaged by acne scars, age as well as sun damage. The skin is able to regenerate itself, but it takes a very long time. Therefore, to expedite this, Vitamin C serum can be used. Vitamin C serum is extremely costly if you intend buying it but it can be made at home for a fraction of the cost and that too in a matter of minutes.

This has antioxidant properties and repairs as well as renews the skin cells, so the skin looks healthy and young. It fights wrinkles and stimulates collagen synthesis and therefore tightens and firms up the skin. It also regenerates the skin and restores it by removing the free radicals in the body.

Therefore, this is beneficial when fighting sun spotting, hyperpigmentation, scars, and acne.
To make this you need a dark colored bottle which has a dropper, a teaspoon of natural powder of Vitamin C, filtered water one tsp., 1-2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and a quarter tsp of Vitamin E.

You need to mix all these till you get a viscous solution and put it in the dark colored jar as Vitamin C oxidizes when it is exposed to light.