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Article: Understanding Niacinamide in Skincare

Understanding Niacinamide in Skincare

Understanding Niacinamide in Skincare

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It helps our bodies create energy and is necessary for proper cell function. Niacinamide is also a celebrated skin care ingredient which can help smooth, brighten, and strengthen your skin.

Niacinamide and The Body

Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin, which means our bodies don’t store niacinamide, so we need to consume it through food or supplements. Most people can get all the B3 vitamins they need - including niacinamide - through a diet that includes meat, fish eggs, milk, nuts, seeds, and green vegetables. Those with certain medical conditions may need to add niacinamide in supplement form into their routines, but this should only be done at the recommendation of a doctor, as supplements can cause side effects.

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Niacinamide Benefits for the Skin

Experts say that skin care products containing niacinamide can improve skin health in a variety of ways, including:
  • Reducing redness and inflammation caused by acne and eczema
  • Creating a lipid barrier which helps retain moisture leading to better hydrated skin
  • Reducing signs of aging by increasing keratin levels, which are essential proteins for healthy skin that may reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treating hyperpigmentation by reducing the appearance of dark spots
  • Regulating the amount of oil your glands produce

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How to Incorporate Niacinamide into Your Skin Care Routine

Experts say niacinamide can be used once or twice daily after your regular cleansing. Niacinamide comes in a variety of forms including serums and facemasks. Find niacinamide in: 

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