Here's why removing your nose hair is a really bad idea 5 years ago

Here's why removing your nose hair is a really bad idea

These days, body hair of any sort can be removed in a matter of minutes.

Between eyebrowsunderarms and bikini line, we're lucky in the sense that technology has advanced enough that we can get whatever hair removal we desire done with a simple appointment.

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One area of hair growth that should be avoided altogether is the nose.

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The removal of hair from your nose can reportedly cause infections and disease including meningitis and or abcesses on the brain.

According to Business Insider, those pesky long hairs coming out of your nose actually work at protecting your face from germs and bacteria.

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"The hairs are actually helpful filters. may be a problem when people trim those hairs too close or if they pluck them...

"There are germs at the base of the hair follicles. When the hair follicles are pulled out, the germs can jump in – and those infections can be lethal.

"The veins that drain the blood to the from the nose, lead to the vein that drain the brain. Germs can travel to the back and induce meningitis and abscesses."