A form of vitamin B3 that is essential when it comes to our general skin health, Niacinamide in skin creams and lotions may help treat eczema and acne and improve the overall skin texture.
It helps increasing protein synthesis and has a stimulating effect on ceramide synthesis which improves the surface texture of the skin and helps to smoothen out the wrinkles. This also assists in improving the skin pigment disorders and brightening the overall skin surface.
It helps the skin’s lipid barrier to retain moisture especially for mature skin and reduces redness and blemishes.
If you are one of those people who hates the size of their pores then, trust us ladies (or gents!) this helps in the natural reduction of pore size over time with continuous usage.
Now, for the best part that everyone would love to have from their skincare product, Niacinamide protects again sun damage caused by UV rays and rebuild healthy skin cells. Not only that it helps in lightening skin pigmentation or certain dark spots but you have to be patient ladies, don’t expect miracles in just one week because we all know that not real!
It helps in increasing collagen synthesis so you will see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles being caused by the natural aging process, environmental stress, or pollution.
And last but not the least, if you are suffering from acne then this is one ingredient that you would want in your skincare. It helps reducing inflammation caused due to acne and you will see a reduction in the acne size and improved skin texture.
CHOOSING A PRODUCT WITH NIACINAMIDE
We are serum junkies so if you are using a Niacinamide serum then make sure you apply it before any type of moisturizer so that it gets absorbed in the skin easily.
If you are using the product as a face cream then make sure it has SPF and if it doesn’t make sure you apply a good quality sunscreen before going out.
Make sure the active content of Niacinamide is not more than 5%v in whatever type of product you are using. For sensitive skin go for lower concentrations.
OVERALL, everyday use of Niacinamide will improve the overall skin condition and texture. It will reduce inflammation, pigmentation, smoothen out the skin texture and brighten the skin.
Try using Niacinamide with other good ingredients in skincare products like hyaluronic acid for better results.
Our recommendations for brands that work:
Skin Brightening Cream
100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum :
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM