A chemist investigates: Blackheads vs Baking soda for blackhead removal. Does it work and is it safe?

Blackheads are a very common cause of annoyance for many of us. Those black dots, most often found on our T zone (forehead, nose, cheeks and chin) are the result of a clogged hair follicle or pore. They arise due to many reasons such as trapped dead skin cells clogging pores, bacteria, excess oil production, hormonal changes, skin irritation etc. They are most prominent in oily skin types because: (a) the pores are bigger and therefore more visible and (b)Read more