With so many different parts of the body, we’ve tried to make this an exhaustive and comprehensive site so no matter where you are having skin issues, we’ve got you covered. In today’s post, we’ll be talking about your ears. While skin is skin, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t different causes for skin issues across the various parts of the body.
Treating Dry Ears
Just like the skin elsewhere on your body, you can get dry skin on your ears. There are a number of things that can cause this. For one, it can be a product of your environment. For some people, a drier environment or heat exposure can lead to the dry and cracked skin you are experiencing.
If you have an allergy, that can lead to dry skin on the ears as well. This could be an allergy to changes of the seasons, or perhaps an allergy to a particular skin care product that you are using such as a harsh soap.
Lastly, it may be a chronic skin condition such as psoriasis or a form of dermatitis or eczema. These can lead to a waxy, powdery, or flaky (like dandruff) buildup on the ears.
One method you can use is ear plugs, believe it or not. This may sound a little odd, but getting proper sleep is key to overall body health and that includes your skin. Check out a handy earplugs guide to help you find the best ones for you so you can get a good night’s sleep every night.
Another way you can help remedy this situation is by taking a look at the products you are using. Did the change in your skin occur around the time that you changed bath or hair care products? That may not be a coincidence.
You can also add a humidifier to your home so you can add moisture to the air. This will eliminate the dry environment that may be the source of your problem.
Try to limit your exposure to the sun, and always be sure to wear the proper sunblock if you are in direct sunlight. Another temperature related cause is the shower, and you can lower the heat in your bath/shower water as when it is too hot it can lead to dry skin (not just on your ears, but everywhere).
Lastly, always be sure to drink enough water to stay properly hydrated, and be sure to apply a good moisturizer at the first sign of dryness in the skin.
With these skin care tips, you’ll be able to solve the dry skin on your ears and prevent any future outbreaks from occurring.