What is Niacinamide? Benefits of Niacinamide for Skin
Niacinamide and its benefits – As we all know, since this pandemic the interests of people have shifted more towards health care, skincare and so on. I have seen that now instead of believing the cover of the book people have started reading the content inside and then buying it. As in, instead of buying products freely like earlier, we have now become conscious about the ingredients that are there in it. From the past few months, I have shifted my interests largely towards skincare. As you have seen I have been posting a lot about the same. Now that we are talking about ingredients, I would like to mention one ingredient that has been there for a long but recently found attention. This ingredient also procured its place amongst the ten searched ingredients. The name and the topic of our discussion today is
NIACINAMIDE, which is gaining popularity due to its versatility and just how beneficial it is for all skin types. If we give this a better look, niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. If we consume vitamin B3 then it helps the body tissues to continue producing energy to power the cells. However, if we apply it then it works on fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, oily skin, dehydration, and more. Now what exactly is Niacinamide and why is it gaining popularity let’s dive further and clarify our doubts.
⚫WHAT IS NIACINAMIDE?
Our skin is the outermost layer and works as our skin barrier. Protecting us from pollutants, irritants, dust, and stuff away from our skin and also locks oil and water in. Now how is this NIACINAMIDE helping our skin? This is because with growing age this skin barrier tends to weaken and it requires support. Now niacinamide provides that support. It helps in repairing, renewal of cells and also does further protection. I’ll be mentioning its benefits in detail below.
◾BENEFITS OF NIACINAMIDE
▪This ingredient helps in repairing and healing the skin. Moreover, this ingredient is also used to reduce inflammation in the skin.
▪As I mentioned, that skin barrier weakens and niacinamide helps build a lipid barrier that retains moisture.
▪Niacinamide helps in retaining moisture, it further helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We can also say that niacinamide stimulates the production of fibroblasts and collagen. Hence reduced signs of premature aging, aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and stuff.
▪This ingredient is also helpful in tackling acne. It is so because this ingredient helps in healing the skin, reducing the inflammation caused due to breakouts, reduce the production of sebum, strengthening the skin barrier by treating the skin that has been earlier damaged due to the use of harsh products. Hence it helps tackle acne.
▪Niacinamide also helps in providing our skin an even tone. That is by treating the marks left behind by the acne.
Overall this ingredient is amazing. I wonder why people did not pay attention to it earlier. However, it is better late than never. Now before we move further I would like to tell you, people, that niacinamide is not like other vitamins that can be applied directly or will be present in fruits. You need to look for skin products that have this ingredient present in them.
◾USAGE OF NIACINAMIDE
▪Now many of you will have this question in mind which is How long does it take to show effects? You need to keep faith in the product that you are using. No ingredient or product is a miracle. It requires time to adjust and effect. The same is the case with this. You need to use the product with niacinamide in it religiously for at least a month.
▪Now the next frequently asked question is can this ingredient be used regularly? The answer to this is Yes you can. Niacinamide is beneficial for our skin in many ways hence it’s better to use it regularly so that our skin gets to consume all its benefits.
▪What skin type is it made for? So guys this ingredient is suitable for all skin types. Different skin types can attain different benefits from it. Now for instance, if you have oily skin then niacinamide will help in regulating the production of sebum. If you have dry skin then this ingredient will help in locking moisture in your skin. Further, it also tackles acne and hence is good for acne-prone skin. So guys this ingredient is beneficial to all skin types.
▪The next frequently asked question is whether it results in skin brightening or not?
As I mentioned in the benefits section, niacinamide, if applied as a part of the skin regime, can be very beneficial. It reduces pigmentation, reduces inflammation, evens the skin texture, and hence provides improved radiance to our skin.
In this section, I tried to answer most of the frequently asked questions regarding niacinamide. I know there can be many others but as I always say, I am here to show you the path. The destination is something that you need to find. However, still you can mention your queries in the comment section and we will try our best to answer them all. If you are looking forward to try a Niacinamide Serum, you can try from any of these two brands, The Ordinary or Minimalist
⚫WHY IS NIACINAMIDE GAINING POPULARITY?
This ingredient is not a newly discovered one. It’s just that it recently caught people’s eye. However, it was being used by dermatologists earlier also for treating skin issues. All the above-mentioned benefits are way enough to answer the question but still, I would like to narrow it down one last time for you guys. Its healing, repairing, improving skin texture, tackling signs of aging, and dealing with acne are the reasons why it is gaining popularity. Moreover, it’s all about the brands. More and more the skincare brands are digging deep to make their products the best. The more and more new ingredients that are already present but were not given the hype will be discovered.
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