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8 Brilliant Uses for Q-Tips That Have Nothing to Do With Ears


We don’t give cotton swabs (aka Q-tips) nearly enough credit. Often left to gather dust at the back of the medicine cabinet, we usually only bring out cotton swabs to remove earwax from our ears, which, surprise, we’re actually not supposed to do. Experts say this practice can actually push the wax further into our ears and even damage our ear canal. (Here’s what doctors recommend we do instead.)

But interestingly enough, cotton swabs have much more efficient uses when it comes to tidying up your home and beautifying your face, ears not included. Added bonus: These cotton swab hacks are so much safer for you, too!

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