There’s something kind of exciting about discovering acne in a new, previously unblemished part of your face, like, say, in your ear. Acne that crops up around the opening to the ear canal or in the hollow (also known as the concha) of the ear might be a rare occurrence for most people, but once it happens to you it’s almost impossible to ignore.

Luckily, dealing with ear pimples is relatively straightforward once you know what’s causing them.