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Removing blackheads from ears

Removing blackheads from ears

Blackheads can be irritating, tiny clusters that clog your pores. A blackhead is not dirt. It’s a combination of oil, dirt and dead skin cells. They turn dark brown because of their exposure to the air.

You’ve probably experienced blackheads on your nose, chin, and cheeks at some point. You can also get blackheads in your ears. Biore products can be used to remove blackheads and prevent them from appearing on your face. However, we don’t want you to expose your ears to the elements. This article will help you identify the cause of blackheads and how to remove them.

What Causes Ear Blackheads?

Blackheads can be caused by oil and dead skin cells that have gotten trapped in your pores. Blackheads can develop in the ears because of the hundreds of hair follicles, earwax glands, and tiny hair follicles within the ear canal. These glands can produce excess oil which can lead to skin breaking out and unsightly blackheads.

These are some ways that you might be inviting in these unsightly imperfections to your ears. Here are some tips to prevent blackheads from developing in your ears.

  • Remaining Earwax and Grime on your Earbuds and Headphones: Oil and earwax can stick to your earbuds so make sure you clean them at least once per week. Avoid wearing them for prolonged periods.
  • Pillowcase Dirt and Bacteria: Your pillowcase may be to blame if you have blackheads in the ears. To avoid bacteria and other impurities, wash your pillowcase at minimum once per week. These nasty substances can get on your skin over night and cause acne and irritation.
  • Bacteria and Oil from Your Cell phone: Did You Know? Your cell phone can have more germs than a normal toilet seat. Ew! To clean your phone from germs, grease, and grit, invest in some disinfecting wipes.
  • Do Not Touch Your Ears: Just as with your face, too much touching of your ears can lead to bacteria in your ears.

How to Get Rid Of Blackheads In Ears?

Blackheads can occur in the ear, but they are not fatal. This guide will show you how to get rid of them.

  1. Use Salicylic Acid to cleanse your skin. Look for a cleanser with salicylic acid. This ingredient is used to exfoliate your skin and dissolve any oily or dead skin cells.
  2. Clean your ears with a cotton ball. Use a cotton ball to clean your ears. Use the cotton ball to gently rub your ears, focusing in the blackheads. To prevent the cleanser dripping, tilt your head so that your inner ear is facing away. Allow it to soak for approximately 10 seconds, or follow the directions on the pack.
  3. Use a clean cotton ball to thoroughly rinse off the cleanser. Your ears are sensitive. You might need to be patient and build up tolerance to salicylic cleaners. After each application, rinse your skin thoroughly. For gentle removal of the cleanser, use a second, clean cotton ball to soak it in warm water. Rinse your ears to neutralize it.
  4. Cleanse your skin daily: These steps should be repeated daily for best results. You may notice a decrease in the number and size of blackheads around your ears after about a week.
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Bonnie J. Sung

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