Niacinamide The Missing Ingredient In Your Skincare Routine

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Niacinamide The Missing Ingredient In Your Skincare Routine

Niacinamide is one of those wonder ingredients that have loads of different benefits for all skin types.

By Iverson Akhigbe

August 01, 2022

This gentle ingredient is highly effective and doesn’t cause as much irritation as other skincare ingredients tend to. Whether you have normal, oily, dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, niacinamide is beyond worth checking out!
People with sensitive and acne-prone skin will benefit from using niacinamide the most. Asides from that, using niacinamide has been proven to reduce or even prevent any signs of aging on the skin. Who doesn’t want that?

So, What Exactly Is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide is actually an essential nutrient- it’s vitamin B-3. It is found in meat, and vegetables and is made into supplement form or added to skincare products. For those whose bodies are deficient in vitamin B-3, niacinamide is an excellent boost for your skin.

The Benefits Of Niacinamide

Protects the skin from UV damage 
Reduces skin inflammation 
Retains moisture  the skin
Reduces pore size 
Improves skin texture 
Fades and reduces dark marks and acne scars 
Brightens uneven skin tones 
Treats active acne 
Reduces production of excessive oil


How To Add Niacinamide To Your Skincare Routine

You can use niacinamide either in supplement form or topically in your skincare products.

One of the best ways to add niacinamide to your skincare routine is by using a niacinamide-based serum or cream. It is best to use serums immediately after washing your face or after you’ve washed your face and used a gentle toner. For niacinamide creams and moisturizers, you can add a light layer to your face as the last step into your routine. If you’ll be going out during the day, don’t forget to put on your sunscreen!

Typically, you will begin to see the results of using niacinamide anywhere between 8-12 weeks. For the best results, consider using your niacinamide products twice a day, and be careful not to mix it with other AHA ingredients such as glycolic acid or lactic acid.

Remember, everything good takes time! Make sure you’re patient with whatever new routine you start using and always research the brands you buy to avoid using fake or unhealthy products. If you’re new to niacinamide, we can’t wait to see you try it out and enjoy glowing, flawless, skin!