Having pimples can make you feel insecure and uncomfortable. Having them on your earlobe can be painful and annoying. If you have a pimple on your earlobe, it’s can be from excess oil, sweat, or dead skin. Properly caring for your ear is the first defense to protect your ear from breakouts. Ear acne can be tricky to treat, fortunately, we found some home remedies and treatments that may give you relief.
Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic raw apple cider vinegar contains several organic acids that have been shown to kill acne cells. Mix 1 part organic raw apple cider vinegar and 3 parts water (use more water for sensitive skin). After cleansing, gently apply the mixture to the earlobe using a cotton ball and let sit for a few seconds. (1).
Apply Tea Tree Oil
100% Pure Tea Tree Oil Natural Essential Oil is well known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation (2). To use it, mix 1 part tea tree oil with 9 parts water. Then dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply it to your earlobe
Apply Witch Hazel
100% Natural Witch Hazel is used to treat a broad range of skin conditions, including dandruff, eczema, varicose veins, burns, bruises, insect bites and acne. To use this method apply Witch Hazel to clean skin using a cotton ball and hold there for a few seconds. Because it can be drying, apply moisturizer after if needed.
Apply Aloe Vera
Organic Aloe Vera gel contains salicylic acid and sulfur, which are both used extensively in the treatment of acne (3). To use this method apply natural aloe vera gel directly to clean skin as a moisturizer.
Grab Some Garlic
Garlic has antiseptic properties that can fight off bacteria invading your skin. To use it as an acne home remedy, slice a garlic clove into two. You can then rub the garlic and its juice directly to the pimple.
Grab The Toothpaste
Toothpaste works just like a facial mask. When applied directly to the affected area, toothpaste dries the pimple and draws out excess oil. To use this method apply an ice pack to the affected area to soothe your pores. Then apply small amounts of toothpaste to the pimple and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before washing off.
Use a Little Honey
Honey has antimicrobial and wound-healing properties. Manuka honey is an extremely popular acne remedy in New Zealand where the Manuka bush is indigenous. To use this method, dip a cotton swab in the honey and then apply it to the pimple on your earlobe. Leave it for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.
Pimples are a common problem with a number of underlying causes. And unfortunately, OTC treatments can cause dryness, redness and irritation. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies that can be effective. The remedies listed in this article may not work for everyone, but they are definitely worth a try.