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Perhaps you’re lying in bed with your partner, or maybe a friend is braiding your hair when all of a sudden they spot something in your ear. As they point it out, your mind races with dreaded possibilities: Did your favorite hat leave some lint behind? Did you not clean your ears well enough yesterday and they’re now filled with wax? But alas, the mysterious occupant turns out to be something even more cringeworthy: a blackhead.

That’s right, annoying as it may sound, blackheads can form just about anywhere, including on or inside your ears. “Usually, you’ll see blackheads live in areas of the body where sebaceous oil glands predominate, so the T-zone is really common, as are the scalp and back of the neck,” explains Dr. Rita Linkner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. “But since we have so many sebaceous oil glands in the ears, it’s a common place as well.”

Why do blackheads form in the ears?

Blackheads in the ears are a lot like the blackheads you may see on your face, neck, chest, back, or anywhere else on your body. The comedonal acne spots are typically caused by excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, sweat, and pollution, and since they’re open to the surface of the air, they are oxidized and turn black. “Blackheads develop in the ears due to the accumulation of oils from our body, our hair and hair products that build up and are not properly cleaned or exfoliated,” says celebrity esthetician Zaida Gordon, noting that the skin inside our ears has many follicles and sweat glands that produce oil and ear wax.

Oftentimes, because of the shape and nature of our ears, oil and bacteria get trapped there and lead to blackheads, but occlusion can also play a role. This happens when the skin is physically blocked and unable to shed dead cells normally, which means the earbuds you’ve been wearing on Zoom calls around the clock may be causing blackheads.

Since the ears aren’t an area you can really see in the mirror, acne there is typically the sort of thing you don’t notice until it gets bad. “Sometimes, a blackhead there can turn into a cystic spot because there isn’t much fat located on the ears (it’s literally skin on top of cartilage), and those can become very painful and often need to be relieved by an extraction or an injection,” Dr. Linkner says. “The ears are a pretty unforgiving area because they don’t have that localized fat that really helps bring all of those healing cells into place, so they take a long time to heal, and things become more aggressive very fast.”

How can I preventblackheads in my ears?

The ears are also not a region that gets a whole lot of love from our skincare regimens, and, as Gordon points out, “cleansing of the ear area is usually overlooked or neglected.” But paying a little bit more attention to the ears can make all the difference in both preventing blackheads from forming there and treating the ones that you already have—and your usual skincare products usually do the trick. “Make sure to regularly clean the outside of your ears with toner or astringent and a cotton pad,” suggests Gordon. Look for ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinol, some or all of which are likely already in your everyday skincare routine.

“I always tell patients that comedonal is the better kind of acne to have because it’s very responsive to topical medication, and prescription-strength vitamin A topicals are a great place to start,” Dr. Linkner explains. “Altreno is one of my go-to prescription-strength options when people mainly have whitehead/blackhead acne because it’s so tolerable, thanks to added ingredients like hyaluronic acid and natural collagen.”

Can I extract blackheads in my ears myself?

Just like the blackheads you find on your face, it’s important not to try extracting those in your ear on your own, tempting as it may be. It’s difficult to see these spots clearly given their location, and the cartilage on ears is incredibly sensitive, so attempting to squeeze blackheads there can be very painful and can even lead to infection. “Instead, the best way to remove blackheads from your ear is to visit your dermatologist or esthetician, who can use a professional comedone extractor or blackhead remover tool,” Gordon says.

Most of the time, ear blackheads are a mere annoyance far more than a reason for actual concern, and regular use of an anti-acne skincare regimen should stop them in their tracks. But if you find yourself still struggling to get them under control or if they’ve become painful or aesthetically troubling, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dermatologist.

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Let's get something straight: I do not fuck with ears. There are few things that gross me out — [blood], pimples, puss — not a problem. But show me your ear gunk and I might just have to terminate the friendship. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why they freak me out so much, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with the seemingly never-ending canal and the unknown ~creatures living there that I find so particularly... eerie. (I find myself funny, OK?)

With this preface, it was not easy to watch the latest popping video I'm about to bestow onto you all. Hailing from the same Chinese spa account on YouTube that showed someone having blackheads removed from their ear is another similarly-revolting situation — this time involving what our friends at the r/Popping subreddit claim is the removal of a "blackhead/dilated pore of winer." Which, in case you're wondering, is essentially just a massive, old blackhead that's hardened over time. Supercute stuff.

In the two-minute video (which felt like years, TBH), you can see the contents of the ancient blackhead slowly being removed (OK, more like ripped) from the person's ear with a pair of fine-tip tweezers. Calming music plays in the background, but no, no it did not put me out of my misery. My own drama aside, if you're a popaholic, you're going to flip over this shit — just like the users on Reddit did.

"Orgasmic!" wrote one user and "Oh my god, that slow burn... Some extreme popping right there," wrote another. Because it was, in fact, very extreme. Nevertheless, if you're a brave soul, by all means, tune in to the full clip, below.

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Blackheads are annoying, small clusters of black dots clogging your pores. The dark material that makes up a blackhead isn’t actually dirt, but a mixture of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Exposure to air is what causes them to oxidize and darken in color. 

You’ve probably experienced blackheads on your face, nose, or chin at one time or another. Did you know you can get blackheads inside your ears too? Although Bioré products are designed for powerful blackhead removal and prevention on your face, we didn’t want to leave your ears out in the cold! Use this article to figure out what’s causing blackheads in your ears and how to get rid of them.


What Causes Ear Blackheads?

Blackheads are non-inflammatory acne lesions caused by dead skin cells and oil that get trapped inside your pores. Ears are surprisingly vulnerable to developing blackheads because the skin inside the ear canal is covered with hundreds of tiny hair follicles and glands that produce oil and earwax. If these glands produce too much oil, your skin breaks out and you’re stuck with unsightly acne and blackheads. 

Here are a few ways you could be inviting these annoying imperfections into your ears and some tips to stop blackheads from forming in your ears:

  • Residual Earwax and Grime on Your Earbuds or Headphones: Oil and earwax cling to your earbuds, so clean them off at least once a week and avoid wearing them for long periods of time.

  • Dirt and Bacteria on Your Pillowcase: If you’re struggling with blackheads in your ears, your pillowcase could be to blame. Wash your pillowcase at least once a week to avoid a build-up of bacteria and impurities. These nasties can transfer back onto your skin overnight and cause irritation and acne.

  • Oil and Bacteria from Your Cell Phone: Did you know your cellphone can carry more germs than the average toilet seat? Ew! Invest in a container of disinfecting wipes to clean your phone of germs, grit, grime, and grease.

  • Touching Your Ears: Just like your face, touching your ears too often can cause bacteria from your hands to get into the pores in your ears.


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How to Get Rid of Blackheads in Ears

Ear Blackheads happen, but don’t worry, you can kick them to the curb with this easy step-by-step guide:

  1. Find a cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Find a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This acne-fighting ingredient acts as an exfoliant to dissolve excess oil and dead skin cells on your skin.

  2. Use a cotton ball to carefully clean the skin on your ears. Take a clean cotton ball and saturate it with your salicylic acid cleanser. Gently rub your ears with the cotton ball, focusing on the area with blackheads. To keep the cleanser from dripping, tilt your ear to the side being careful not to let the solution enter your inner ear. Let it soak for about 10 seconds (or follow the instructions on the package).

  3. Thoroughly rinse off the cleanser with a clean cotton ball. The skin on your ears is sensitive. So, you might need to take time to build up a tolerance to salicylic cleanser. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after each application. To gently remove the cleanser, take a second clean cotton ball, saturate it with warm water, and rinse your ear to neutralize the cleanser.

  4. Cleanse your skin daily. For best results, repeat these steps once or twice daily. After about a week, you may start to notice a reduction in the size and number of blackheads in your ears.


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At Home Treatments for Ear Blackheads

Here are a few ways you can get rid of ear blackheads in the comfort of your home:

  • Use a deep cleaning clay mask. For extra cleansing, try a nutrient-rich, deep cleaning clay mask. These masks gently draw out impurities by absorbing excess oil that can cause blackheads.
  • Try a facial cleanser. Facial cleansers often contain salicylic acid and may be used as an alternative to glycolic acid, which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Salicylic acid is a blackhead’s worst nightmare. It exfoliates inside pores to help loosen clogs and allow the body’s natural oils to flow more freely.
  • Apply witch hazel toner. For ear blackheads, look for a witch hazel toner to cleanse and disinfect the skin around your ears. Witch hazel is a common ingredient in cleansers, toners, and even pore strips due to its powerful disinfecting properties! Apply toner to the skin around your ears to control oil and deep clean your pores.

Professional Treatments to Get Rid of Ear Blackheads

For severe cases of blackheads in your ears, it may be time to call in the professionals. An extraction procedure is relatively simple and non-invasive. A dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon uses a blackhead extractor tool to remove the build-up trapped under your skin in your ear. This is a unique tool designed to remove toxins from the surface of your skin without causing significant damage.


How to Prevent Ear Blackheads

The best way to prevent future blackheads is to keep your ears clean and free of excess oil. Here are a few tips for keeping your ears squeaky clean and blackhead free:

  • Wash your ears daily with a clean, warm washcloth and mild salicylic cleanser. 

  • If you have long hair and don’t wash it every day, use a dry shampoo to keep oils from transferring into the ears.
  • Keep unwashed hair tied back to prevent excess oil from getting into your ears.

  • Stop touching your ears throughout the day to avoid triggering a breakout.
  • Wash anything and everything that touches your ears, like earbuds, cell phones, fingers, pillowcases, etc. 
  • Only use lotions and sunscreens that are specially formulated not to clog pores.

Extra Tips for Getting Rid of Ear Blackheads

To avoid blackheads from forming, or getting worse, follow these tips:

  • Don’t pick at or squeeze the blackheads in your ears, this can lead to inflammation, bleeding, infection, and scarring.

  • Don’t apply acne products more than recommended, this can overdry your skin, lead to an overproduction of oil, and may actually make your acne and blackheads worse.
  • When applying sunscreen or lotion to your ears, use noncomedogenic products. These types of products are specially formulated to avoid clogging pores. 

  • Blackheads are annoying, but you don’t have to live with them!

  • Clean ears once or twice daily with salicylic acid to loosen clogged pores.

  • Sanitize anything that touches your ears like earbuds, pillowcases, cell phones every few days to avoid a build-up of bacteria, oils, grit, and grime.

  • Say ‘no!’ to picking and popping blackheads in ears, which can lead to inflammation, bleeding, infection and scarring.
  • If you have severe blackheads in your ears, talk to your dermatologist about prescription medication or professional extractions. 

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Why Blackheads Form in Your Ears and How to Treat Them

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Blackheads can develop anywhere

Blackheads are one form of acne, a type of inflammatory skin condition that’s caused by clogged pores.

Unlike other types of acne, such as cysts, blackheads aren’t linked to bacteria. They’re caused by a combination of oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and dirt that clog your pores and create a hardened substance. The top of the pore is left open, and the plugged material oxidizes into a darkened color.

While blackheads are commonly linked to areas of the “T-zone” (chin, nose, and forehead), they can occur anywhere on the body. Your ears are particularly susceptible to blackheads because they typically aren’t given the same preventative treatment as your face.

What causes blackheads?

Everyone has oil glands — in fact, these are necessary for natural skin hydration. Oil glands only become problematic if they become overactive and produce too much sebum. This is most often the case in people with oily or combination skin types.

The following risk factors can also increase your number of clogged pores, leading to more blackheads:

  • hormonal fluctuations
  • prescription medications
  • stress
  • family history

Although whiteheads also stem from clogged pores, they have closed heads. This creates the white cap that you see on the skin.

What treatment options are available?

You’ll follow the same steps to get rid of a blackhead in your ear as you would for blackheads on other parts of your body. The difference, though, is that the skin on your ears is more sensitive, and you also can’t see the area easily.

Consistency is also important — it can be easy to forget your ears compared to more visible areas, such as your face.

1. Wash your ears

One of the best ways to remove the excess oils and dirt that can build up in your ears is to wash them every day. This is easy to do in the shower, and you may even be able to use your regular face cleanser. You can use your fingers or a soft washcloth.

Choose gentle foaming, oil-free products, such as:

Avoid over-scrubbing your ears, as this can irritate your skin and cause more acne.

2. Exfoliate the area

You may already know that exfoliation is important for your face and body. It helps to remove dead skin cells that dull your skin tone and clog your pores. This also includes your ears. You can gently exfoliate the delicate skin surrounding your ears once a week. This is best to do the shower.

Apply the exfoliating wash with your fingers and rub gently. The following products may help:

3. Apply acne medication

Certain over-the-counter (OTC) acne medications can also help unplug blackheads in and around your sensitive ears. Salicylic acid is a helpful OTC medication that works by unclogging pores and stripping away dead skin cells. Other acne medications like benzoyl peroxide are also useful.

Salicylic acid is available in numerous acne products. Astringents and toners are the most common, although some cleansers have it, too. When using a salicylic acid-based cleanser, such as Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash, use this in place of a regular cleanser in the shower.

You can also use your regular cleanser and follow up with an astringent, such as Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent. When using an astringent, use once a day to start. If your skin doesn’t develop any irritation, you can apply twice daily in your ears with a cotton ball or Q-tip.

4. Consider extraction

Extraction may be a last resort for stubborn blackheads in the ear. Rather than using fingernails or bobby pins, you’ll want to buy an extraction tool that won’t leave marks or cuts on your skin.

Still, even professional-grade extraction tools can be difficult to use in your ears. You should:

  1. First, press a warm washcloth on the area to soften the plugged pore.
  2. Use a sterilized extractor by pressing the metal loop on the edge of the blackhead. Then, sweep it across to extract it.
  3. Be sure you don’t press the tool directly onto your blackhead — this can cause your sensitive ear skin to tear.
  4. Wash your ear and sterilize the extractor again after you’re done.

When to see your dermatologist

Although at-home blackhead removal methods can work for some people, it doesn’t work in all cases. If your blackheads come back in your ears, or if you have a widespread case throughout the area, it may be time to see your dermatologist.

A dermatologist can help with ear blackheads in a few different ways. With professional extraction tools, they can first remove the blackheads safely and thoroughly. This could be much more effective than doing the extractions yourself since you may not be able to see inside or behind your ear very well.

If you have recurring blackheads in the ears and other areas of the body, your dermatologist may prescribe acne medication. Keep in mind though that many of these products can make your skin sensitive to the sun, so be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen to avoid burns.

How to prevent future blackheads from forming

Another way to get rid of blackheads in your ear is to help prevent them in the first place. Such a task is dependent on keeping your ears clean and free of excess oil. Most of the treatments don’t treat the blackhead itself but prevent others from forming. Consider the following steps:

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper unclog blackheads inside a patient's ear

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  • Dr. Pimple Popper shared a video where she unclogged a patient's ear blackheads using a looped metal tool called a comedone extractor.
  • Some of the blackheads popped right when Dr. Pimple Popper applied pressure, while others were more stubborn and required she loosen them with a small blade first.
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On Thursday, Dr. Pimple Popper shared an Instagram video with an up-close look at blackhead extraction in a patient's ear.

In the zoomed-in clip, Dr. Pimple Popper, whose real name is dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, used a comedone extractor, a looped metal tool, to push on the areas surrounding each blackhead.

Blackheads are a type of acne that form when pores or hair follicles get clogged with sebum, a natural oil produced by the body. The sebum becomes black in color because when it touches the air, it oxidizes, Papri Sarkar, a dermatologist in Massachusetts, previously told Insider.

The majority of the patient's ear blackheads popped out easily when Lee applied pressure with the comedone extractor.

"You've got nice satisfying ones," Lee told her patient as a yellow and somewhat translucent glob of sebum gushed out of one pore.

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For one more difficult-to-remove blackhead, Lee first used a small blade to gently lift the top portion of the blackhead, loosening it from the pore. The she was able to use the comedone extractor to remove the remainder of the sebum.

Lee told Insider that blackhead extractions aren't common in-office procedures compared to ones like cyst and lipoma removals, but she continues to post them on her YouTube and Instagram pages because fans can't seem to get enough.

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The internet just cannot stop watching people’s pimples being popped, their blackheads squeezed and cysts excised and every video that goes viral is more disgusting than the next.

In a video posted on Reddit — on the popular Popping subreddit — a user shares the latest cringe worthy extraction, which comes from a spa in China and features an insanely deep, connected network of blackheads in someone’s ear.

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The Redditer who posted the video, TychaBrahe, introduced the clip with, "I never knew blackheads like this developed in ears until I saw the first of these. Now, I don't know what is more disturbing, that they exist or that they are CONNECTED."

The nearly 9-minute video shows the blackhead carefully being removed with a pair of pointed tip tweezers. Every time you think it’s over and the blackhead is cleared, there is more to be extracted, and the amounts just get larger and larger.

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The amount in this person’s pores is significant; therefore there is something satisfying about seeing how much is collected in the person’s ear during the procedure. However, after the patient’s ears are painstakingly cleared, the anonymous person is left with two, large, bleeding holes, which show you just how massive this clog was.

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The post got hundreds of commenters from the popping-obsessed Redditers. One user, urbangriever, commented, “I am so glad I stuck with it because that was a great payoff. This was just delightful.” While others, like jasoncub, couldn’t get over how this happened, writing, “Can anyone explain how something so horrific can develop to become like that?”

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