Blackheads are the outcome of accumulated dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and sebum in hair follicles inside the ear lobes, resulting clogged pores. However, there are some things you need to know about blackheads before making attempts to wipe them off completely.
Earlobes and canal are ideal locations for easy clogging of pores due to dirt and sebum. Some individuals who have highly active sebaceous glands fall prey to such clogged pores. These clogged skin pores develop into dark/black bumps when sebum comes in contact with the air.
Sebum production in the body increases with various reasons including hormone imbalance due to puberty, pregnancy or menstruation, side effects of medication, certain food types and others. Consistent dehydration and improper hygiene can also be a risk factor to blackheads formation inside or outer side of the ears.
Here in this article, I have listed some very effective home remedy that works amazingly to remove the blackheads from your ear. Continue reading to find how to use them for the treatment.
Baking Soda is a natural skin exfoliating compound that helps unclog your skin pores and removes dead skin cells. It also neutralize the skin’s pH level while making it smooth, supple and less oily.
Lemon juice is considered as one of the best, quick and natural methods to remove blackheads from ears. The citric acid content in lemon juice helps exfoliate the dead skin cells and impurities and makes the skin smooth, soft and supple.
Rubbing alcohol is a quick remedy for ear blackheads that sterilizes the infected area and even destroys the blackheads causing bacteria. Rubbing alcohol helps to dry out excess oil in the skin pores, while baking soda helps to exfoliate and clean the dead skin cells.
Tea Tree Oil has some incredible antibacterial and healing properties that helps clear the clogged skin pores. It does this by removing the acne causing bacteria and the dead skin cells.
In addition to this, it prevents possible formation of blackheads in future as well.
Sugar scrub is one of the effective and natural scrub that helps remove dirt and dead skin cells by opening the clogged pores. Clearing the clogged pores initiates the removal of blackheads causing bacteria. All in all, sugar scrub acts well in preventing and curing all types of acne.
The honey and cinnamon powder mixture works amazingly to prevent and stop the blackhead formation. While the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of honey and cinnamon mixture helps in quick healing of the blackhead.
Raw or unprocessed apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the potential remedy to get rid of the dead skin cells and sebum causing blackheads in ear. It is a natural antiseptic that helps avoid bacterial infection of skin pores and causing of pimple outbreaks. It also helps maintain the pH level of the skin.
Major ingredients of toothpaste such as triclosan, menthol, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can prevent the excess of oil trapped in your skin pores by drying it out.
Generally, an oatmeal mask is be used for exfoliation purpose. It is a natural cleanser that helps exfoliate and deep cleans the clogged skin pores. Oatmeal is a powerful antioxidant and rich in anti-inflammatory properties that is useful in removing ear blackheads.
The mask made up of egg whites can easily clean away the dirt and excess oils from your skin surface. It also tightens the pores to prevent formation of blackheads. Egg whites is an effective and traditional way to fight many skin related conditions including blackheads.
Blackheads in the ear are embarrassing and irritating because it can give a so much false impression of your ears cleanliness. But don’t worry, it can be prevented and cured. The home remedies that I’ve mentioned in this article should work for most of the cases.
Though there are 10 different solutions but it is recommended to stick to a single method at a time and wait to see if it works. If there aren’t any good results, then you can move on to next one because not everything works for everyone.
And yes, do let us know about the method that worked/ didn’t work for you.
Also, learn how to remove earwax at home naturally!