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17 Myths You Might Believe About Commonly Used Products

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The intended purpose of Q-tips is to clean the wax out of your ears.

The intended purpose of Q-tips is to clean the wax out of your ears.

Actually, Q-tips can cause wax to become more tightly packed against your eardrum, leading you to dig further in and eventually rupture it if you aren't careful. Some actual uses for Q-tips? Taking medical swabs, applying makeup, and cleaning OUTSIDE the ear.

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Putting batteries in the fridge will help to extend their life.

Putting batteries in the fridge will help to extend their life.

Both Duracell and Energizer actually recommend that you don't store your batteries in the fridge. The condensation in the fridge can actually cause corrosion that will decrease the shelf life of your batteries.

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Applying toothpaste to a pimple will help to clear it up.

Applying toothpaste to a pimple will help to clear it up.

Yeah, actually, you're just drying out and irritating your skin even more. Putting toothpaste on your skin can even cause burning. Not worth it.

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You should wash your hair with shampoo every day.

You should wash your hair with shampoo every day.

Too much shampooing can actually remove essential oils from your hair and cause your follicles to dry out. Experts recommend washing your hair only three or four times a week or using milder shampoos to keep hair healthy.

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