LastSwab Care and Washing Guide

How do I clean my LastSwab?

LastSwab is the sanitary, reusable alternative to single-use swabs that can be cleaned using soap and warm water. 

The Beauty LastSwab can be cleaned with a little makeup remover.

You can also use a disinfectant like rubbing alcohol to sanitise it.

Earwax serves a good purpose, but the excess outer wax is not so useful and is mostly just a nuisance.

So, let’s look at how to clean our ears safely.

When in doubt, just remember the further outside you are, the safer it will be for ear cleaning.

Some are simply satisfied with cleaning what is visible, this is the safest approach since it typically means it’s furthest from the inside of our ear.

Avoid any sort of pushing inwards, instead try and simply run the edge of your outer ear canal in a circular motion. Pushing the swab inwards and trying to scrape wax out can lead to packing the ear canal. This can cause damage to our eardrums, loss of hearing, ringing, or “plugged ears”.

Because of the shape of your outside ears, you’ll be changing the angle of your swab quite a bit when ear cleaning. This will make sure you clean all surface areas for a cleaner looking and feeling ear. 

 

Why clean your ears?

 

Our ears actually function pretty efficiently. As the inside of our ears shed skin, it is pushed to the outside along with the excess wax.

Regular cotton swabs have a tendency to dry our ears out which could be a reason to not use them daily. Luckily, LastSwab tips are made from a material that doesn’t create dryness when ear cleaning, so no worries there!

Whichever frequency you choose, it’s up to you to decide which is most comfortable for you. As long as you’re ear cleaning safely and avoiding risks, feel free to clean away!

The Risks of Ear Cleaning

Professionals have stated that caring for our ears incorrectly can create several problems including:

  • Damage to the eardrum

  • Ringing

  • Plugged ears

  • Loss of balance

  • Infection

  • Hearing loss

Clearly these problems can be serious. Our ears can impact our daily lives and health in a variety of ways. So it’s important we take good care of them and not make them worse off while trying to make them better.

These problems are completely avoidable by simply being safe and smart about ear cleaning.

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