Ear issues are very common among many different people. Whether you are dealing with past ear piercings, natural cosmetic issues or just waxing there is a great deal of info you need to know regarding the structure of your ear. Recently Dr. Spiegel was featured on Beautylish discussing a variety of ear related topics.

“Dr. Spiegel also advises against ear coning and candling methods. “The whole premise is nonsensical,” says Dr. Spiegel on the candle technique. “Ear wax is much too thick to be sucked out, and the vacuum force of the candle is non-existent.” If you think your ears are over-clogged, see an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a cleaning.”

It is important at times to not take matters into your own hands because you can make things worse for yourself in the long run. Consult with a professional at all times to make sure you are not doing more harm than good to your body.

“Ears are very subject to frostbite, so it’s important to moisturize often,” advises Dr. Spiegel. In the summertime, the pinna is often neglected and burns easily, and excess sun exposure can lead to certain skin cancers. To protect this sensitive area, Dr. Spiegel recommends using a physical sunscreen (a formula that uses titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as an active ingredient) with an SPF factor of at least 15. Make things easy on yourself and massage any excess product left from morning sunscreen application onto your ear lobes.