I know this may be a unpleasant topic of conversation for some of you, but many people do experience blemishes in their ears, so I will address this issue. Acne cysts
are generally the type of blemish that will materialize in the ear. These blemishes are hard to the touch, painful and form deep within the skin. Cystic blemishes can linger for weeks but because they are so deeply rooted beneath the skin’s surface, you must not touch or squeeze them. If you leave the cyst alone, time will heal the pesky imperfection but if you give into temptation and pick at it, I assure you, the only noticeable transformation will be the level of pain your blemish causes. Because they do not come to a whitehead like most pimples, a cystic blemish will become very painful if you disrupt it. One way to expedite the healing process without causing any counterproductive side effects is to dab on our Anti-Cyst Treatment
(a treatment for reducing cystic acne
) in the morning and at night. With this application, you will significantly decrease the inflammation while accelerating the healing process.
The next lovely subject at hand—ear blackheads. A significant number of people find that they have blackheads in their ears but they most commonly appear in men’s ears. Blackheads in the ears can be virtually impossible to extract on your own so it is best to see your skin care professional to remove them. He or she should remove the blackheads using a metal extractor, however, not all spas and skin care centers perform this procedure. Be sure to call ahead of time to inquire whether or not the particular center practices this type of extraction…
If you should find a regular pustule blemish in your ear, the best treatment for this is a blemish drying spot treatment to dry up the surface infection. Our Night Time Spot Lotion
works very well!
It is most common for ear blemishes and blackheads to appear during teenage years but they certainly occur in adults’ skin, as well. I hope this information provided you with some assistance and guidance on how to take care of those unpleasant ear woes.
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