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Is there a such thing as belly button wax?

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The embarrassing buildup that some people refer to as belly button wax is a combination of lint fibers and dirt that accumulates over time. Some studies indicate that as many as 67 different bacteria types nestle in the navel as well.

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Regular cleaning of the belly button is the best way to keep this greasy buildup from developing. A quick scrub of the navel while in the shower should work for most cases. If bacterial development is a concern, dabbing a ball of cotton in some rubbing alcohol and rubbing the cotton around the navel once a day for up to a week eliminates most problems.

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