This skincare ingredient today that we are going to discuss is well known for unlimited benefits for any skin type. That ingredient is called Niacinamide.
Today in short I am going to tell you about everything about this ingredient, it benefits, its usage, products and much more.
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What is Niacinamide?
Niacinamide is just a type of Vitamin B3, just like Vitamin C, E & D, this is also an essential nutrient.
Unlike other vitamins, we can only get vitamin b3 by diet for our bodies. But thanks to a science now, we can use this as a skincare product to apply directly to our skin.
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What is Niacinamide Good For?
As compared to other nutrients like Vitamin C, E, this ingredient has tons of properties for skin and it makes sure that skin gets all the benefits. I know it’s hard to believe but it really has.
Benefits of Niacinamide –
- Helps To Lock In Moisture
- It Calms and Evens Out The Skin Tone
- Protects Against Environmental Damage
- Help Brighten Up Pigmentation
- Regulates Excess Sebum in Oily Skin
- Reduces the Size of Pores
- Helps With Severe Acne
- Good For Eczema Prone Sensitive Skin
- Helps With Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Which Skin Types are Suited? –
As you have already seen the never-ending list of Vitamin B3 benefits for skin and also it literally has something for every skin type and condition.
For Dry Skin –
If your skin is dry then the amazing hydro-boost (hydrating) properties of b3 benefits you by locking the moisture and will keep your skin dewy and glowing.
For Oily Skin –
( I hate oily skin, though it has some positive benefits for the skin) It benefits oily skin by controlling the excess sebum production getting completely rid of greasiness.
Niacinamide makes sure that your skin is hydrated, glowing but will never be sticky.
For Acne Prone Skin –
Acne, the worst part of the skin, but don’t worry now, if you have acne-prone skin, it benefits by gently clearing out acne and acne scars by repairing and regenerating your skin.
Skin Conditions Treated By Niacinamide –
- Reduces redness, irritation, and uneven skin tone for people who are facing rosacea or pigmentation.
- Niacinamide also has a neutral pH level, which helps in super sensitive skin.
This ingridient usually comes in the form of a serum, so it is mandatory that you should apply it only after applying toner or cleaning. But make sure it’s before moisturizer.
This helps your skin to absorb moisturizer properly.
Most of the products you will find have a 2% – 5% concentration and it’s best to use if you are going to just start out.
But, if you have super sensitive or sensitive skin you can start of with 2% and observe how your skin reacts to it.
As using low concentration, your skin will take at least 2 months to see the desired results. I know it’s too long, but it’s worth it.
Using With Other Products –
Niacinamide benefits that I like is, it works surprisingly well with other skincare must-have products like AHAs, BHAs, Vitamin C, and Retinol.
This is because it reduces your sensitivity to harsher skin care products and making your skin ideal at the same time.
How To Get It Naturally?
It’s always good and healthy to intake nutrients naturally and to have B3 naturally, which can only be taken by your diet.
You can eat Chicken, Lentils, Bananas, Potatoes, Whole wheat bread and Pasta.
Is It Safe To Use?
It’s actually safe to use and apply B3 to your skin, but it’s important to do the patch test first, as everyone’s skin is different and react differently.
Also, one should never take any supplements of B3 without consulting with doctor.
So, this was the in-depth info on niacinamide and we hope that we’ve helped you out with the magic of this Vitamin B3.