Blackheads are caused by natural oils that accumulate on the face and head. Although blackheads anywhere are inconvenient, they can be particularly annoying on the ears. The cartilage in the ears makes it hard to squeeze out blackheads, and ear wax can further clog pores.
Wash the area with a washcloth with warm water and mild soap the night before you clean the blackhead. Feel free to scrub gently to clear out some of the oils.
Rub the area with an astringent such as rubbing alcohol or witch hazel. Astringents dry out the skin and are very good for cleaning out blackheads on any part of the body.
Put toothpaste on top of the blackhead and leave it there overnight. This can help to loosen up the clogged pore.
The next day, wash the toothpaste off and look at the area. If the blackhead comes off with it, you are done. If not, continue to step five.
Cover a washcloth in hot water and hold it against the ear for 3-5 minutes. Use water as hot as you can stand, and add more hot water in the middle.
Vigorously scrub the area with the washcloth. The hot water has loosened the blackhead, so scrubbing is likely to remove it entirely.
If the blackhead is still there, gently pinch the skin around it between your fingers to squeeze the clog out. Do not use your fingernails.