Everything You Should Know About Niacinamide for Skin
Niacinamide, also called nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B-3, a nutrient that is essential for the body and is crucial for brain, kidney and skin function. Taking niacinamide can help prevent a B-3 deficiency. However, this essential nutrient also has significant benefits when applied topically
And when it comes to general skin health, niacinamide is the superhero ingredient that may help treat certain skin conditions such as acne, eczema and with a host of beneficial effects that can improve and protect skin overall. Read on to learn more about the benefits for skin
Treats hyperpigmentation - Niacinamide is effective in treating hyperpigmentation and lightening dark spots. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production.
Treats acne - Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.
Reduces redness and blotchiness - Reduces inflammation which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles - It can also minimise some signs of sun damage that come with aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisture retention - Niacinamide can help lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage by promoting the lipid barrier. This is beneficial for all skin types and especially if you have dry or mature skin.
Protects against oxidative stress - Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. It also protects against sun damage by rebuilding healthy skin cells and further protecting them from damage caused by ultraviolet rays.
Mimimises pore size - by keeping skin smooth and moisturised. This happens over time with repeated use as the skin improves in condition
Regulates oil production - Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce to inhibit oiliness in skin
Overall, if there is one superhero ingredient that you should include in your skincare routine, Niacinamide is it!
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Active Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, N-acetyl glucosamine