Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ear Blackheads—do you have them?

Do you have blackheads (BHs) in your ears? Whenever I am doing a skin consultation, I always look inside my client’s ears. And I always let them know if I am seeing buildup there. It’s hard for you to know without inviting another person to look in your ears and tell you. Maybe a loving spouse? Or perhaps your aesthetician. You could also take a hand mirror and look in your ears using the wall mirror in your bathroom. However you find out, it’s good to be aware if you have blackheads there, albeit unwelcome information. It is important to know because you don’t want a mild case of BHs to become more severe. The more impacted the pores become, the greater the possibility that infection could show up.

The best way to prevent or to start treating BHs there is to regularly cleanse the area. The easiest way to do this is to simply wash the insides of your ears when you’re in the shower. It’s quick, it’s easy, and you can flood the area with water so there isn’t a soapy residue left in your ears.

Keeping the insides of your ears as part of your “skin care” regime is a good idea for long-term health of that area and to prevent problems in the future.

For more information, see:

UPDATE: 12/2015
Earlier this year, Yonka came out with a wonderful waterless cleanser. If there was ever a product that was perfect to use to clean out your ears, it’s this cleanser. By putting some waterless cleanser on a cotton pad, you can easily clean that cup in your ear and keep the blackheads away. See: