Sign No. 3: She Isn't Peering Into Your Ears I'm going to let you in on a family secret: My mother is obsessed with her children's ears being clean. For a long time, I thought it was totally normal for my mother to suddenly lean over mid-conversation and start shining a flashlight in my ear. So it came as no surprise to me when my class instructor informed us that we all probably have acne and congestion in our ears. What I was surprised to hear, however, is that it isn't my mom's job to extract them -- it's my aestheticians. "If your aesthetician isn't checking your ears, she's not doing a thorough job," says Holm.
Our ears contain pretty large pores, so it's easy for dirt and bacteria to get trapped in them -- especially if you're regularly sweating with your headphones in or talking on your cellphone.
No aesthetician has ever checked my ears, so I raise my hand and ask how I should bring up such a thing. "Just ask them," says the instructor. Apparently, it's in the job description.
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