Blackheads in ears - Do you try to just ignore the blackheads in your ear? Or are you self conscious because your ear looks 'dirty'? This page will show you exactly how to deal with those black plugs in this awkward area!
Maybe you've already tried to get rid of them, but have given up because of the tricky-ness of getting into that little area...
Luckily, getting rid of ear blackheads can be done. And it's easier than you may have thought! Below is a step by step easy treatment guide and extraction technique, along with important extra tips:
1) Blackheads do not mean your ear is dirty! What it does mean is the pores in your ear are larger and produce a good amount of oil. You likely have an oily or combination facial skin type, and the ears are an extension of that.
2) Blackheads generally don't go away on their own. Because they don't have inflammation the body doesn't need to get rid of them, so they can stay indefinitely. Maybe your ear blackheads developed years ago, and haven't really budged.
3) Blackheads will return if you don't do a few things consistently. (Extracting isn't enough - although it can help). This article will show you how.
4) You can get rid of them! They may be tricky and stubborn, but they aren't impossible! You can help them to disappear, and also lessen the appearance of your pores. So let's get on with it:
The best way to get rid of any blackheads, whether in your ear or on your nose, is to use an acid like salicylic (BHA) or glycolic (AHA) consistently. (How to below...)
Consistent use dissolves the blackhead 'plug', and then prevents it from forming again. Eventually pore appearance is refined/minimized. (For more details see this page on getting rid of blackheads)
You need a glycolic acid product that has a high enough percentage to make a difference, but is low enough to be used on a frequent basis. Our Glycolic Daily Exfoliator 7.5% is the perfect for this.
You might see a difference in the appearance of your ear blackheads in as little as one or two weeks. Remember consistent use it very important, and best results will be seen after 30days. From there, it keeps getting better :)
Extraction can work for particularly stubborn ones and provide a 'kick start' for getting rid of them.
Remember it is temporary and that pore will fill up again, so it is important to incorporate any extraction with the above process for the best possible results.
Ears are tricky, so using a blackhead extractor is the easiest way. See this page for technique and important tips about using an extractor.
Try the following tips to further treat and prevent ear blackheads:
Ear blackheads may be awkward and easier to ignore - but you don't need to! The above steps will help reduce blackheads, control oil and give you 'clean ear confidence'.