Earwax also known as (Cerumen) is a substance produced by the wax glands in our ears. Earwax contains a combination of oil and sweat and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps to repel water, helps keep the skin from getting dry and itchy and traps dust and germs, preventing them from reaching the eardrum.
The skin on our body is constantly regenerating and in the ear canal grows in an outward spiral pattern. The earwax helps escort the dead skin cells out of the ear and the cells stick to the wax. The natural jaw movements of talking and chewing keeps this process moving, the wax then falls out or washes away in the shower.
Ear wax is a completely normal product of the ear however it can build up and form into a plug.