- The forgotten part:
Mom was right: Washing behind the ears is a forgotten step in the bathing ritual. But that's not all; sometimes it's the inner folds of the ears that get forgotten, and before you know it, blackheads appear.
- The answer:
Wash the ear with a mild cleanser and exfoliate to remove dead skin. Try a gentle liquid formula like Aveda Exfoliant ($9-$42) dipped onto a Q-tip. If you have blackheads, apply a warm compress for about five minutes and lightly squeeze them out with a cloth.