We all detest blackheads, as these black dots clog the hair follicles and look really unattractive. Blackheads most commonly appear on the chin, nose, and the entire face, but they can apparently appear in the nose as well.
The American Academy of Dermatology reported that about 50 million Americans suffer from this sort of mild skin disorder. These small bumps occur due to the clogged and unclean hair follicles.
Blackheads usually appear on the face, but they can also appear on the arms, neck, back, chest, shoulders, and in the ears.
The newest The Doctors episode warned about the dangers of blackheads and the importance of the proper skin cleaning.
Namely, the regular use of earbuds constantly pushed dirt deeper into her hair follicles, which led to more severe complications due to the tiny blackheads that have formed.
The ears have the same sebaceous glands as the chin and nose, which release natural oil into the hair follicles for lubrication. If left untreated, this can cause a more serious problem.
Therefore, The Doctors’ recommended:
- washing the ears when showering
- avoid the use of earbuds for a long time
- Clean the phone screen to remove accumulated grime, grease, and grit
- clean the earbuds well
Here is how to clean the earbuds without damaging them:
- First, see if there is a lot of dirt or dust on the metal part of the earbuds. Use a dry toothbrush to remove them.
- Then, mix a gentle soap and some warm water, and with a gentle cloth, clean the earbuds.
- If your earbuds have removable silicon covers, take them out and clean them separately. Remember that they are not waterproof, and you might damage the wiring, so don’t run them directly under water.
- And the most important thing: clean them only after removing them from the iPod or some other device!