Niacinamide or nicotinamide a type of vitamin B-3. Taking niacinamide can help in the prevention of vitamin B-3 deficiency which can cause problems of the brain, kidney and also of the skin.
One thing a person should keep in mind is that niacin and niacinamide are two DIFFERENT things (both are a type of vitamin B-3).
Niacinamide and skin
The benefits niacinamide provides to the skin are endless. If you are wondering why the skincare gurus are crazy about it and recommend it then read below:
Minimize redness with niacinamide:
Niacinamide fights against inflammation. This can help decrease redness which can be a result of many causes such as acne and eczema.
Works against hyperpigmentation
Due to increased collagen production, niacinamide is known to lighten the dark spots. But for this, you need to stay consistent with it as the results were seen after approximately four weeks.
It works against acne especially the inflammatory types including: pustules. With time, you will actually see an improvement in your skin texture.
Acts as a barrier against sun rays
Niacinamide is known to protect the skin cells from he potential damage that UV-rays can cause them. Moreover, it also rebuilds the healthy skin cells.
Reduces the size of pores
If pore size is your biggest concern, add none other than this ingredient in your skincare routine.
Other benefits of niacinamide include: minimization of wrinkles, prevention against oxidative stress and more.
Some side effects
You have to be sure about the side effects before you start using this product. Potential side effects might include a rise in histamine levels which can end up causing an allergic reaction for people with chances of skin allergies.
Although feeling irritation when you start using it is quite normal, however, if the discomfort persists, then it is better to speak to your dermatologist or regulate the amount you are using for your skin type.
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