Clean with good quality ear buds wiped with mineral oil or baby oil. Limit only around the visibility of wax close to the outer part of the ear, avoiding inner cleaning. Ear wax will come out by itself naturally. There is no rush to force a swab into the ear canal.
Just like cleaning the ears of my pet dog, I use my Neutrogena Oil to lightly soak the cotton swab cleaning around the outer area where wax is visible, avoiding the inner ear or ear canal, then, wipe off gently with a baby cloth.