I have to admit that I only used niacinamide once in my skin care routine. It was an ingredient in the Purito Deep Sea Pure Water Cream. Love it!
It was a great water cream. It made small pigment spots in my face disappear quickly. But I never realized that it was because of the niacinamide in it.
Maybe I should have paid more attention to this ingredient, because it’s getting more and more popular. It really has a lot of benefits for your skin. I’ll explain why you should add it to your skin care routine!
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinamide. You ingested this substance through your diet, because you need it to digest food. So it’s a very important vitamin.
It also helps to keep your skin, hair and nervous system healthy. Because vitamin B3 is a soluble vitamin, it’s easy to add in skin care, for example in a toner or a cream.
The benefits of niacinamide for your skin
A lot of research has shown that niacinamide is a multitasker for your skin. What’s nice about niacinamide is that it’s well tolerated by your skin. It doesn’t irritate or itch and it doesn’t make your skin red. So it’s an ideal ingredient if you have sensitive skin like me.
By the way, niacinamide is suitable for every skin type and you can use it unlimited on your skin.
Why niacinamide is such a multitasker for your skin:
1. It’s anti-aging
Niacinamide stimulates the making of collagen and cells. This keeps your skin smooth and plump.
It also restores your skin barrier so that moisture is retained longer. This prevents fine lines.
2. It fights pigment spots
Pigment spots become lighter due to niacinamide. But be aware, if you really want to see good results with this, the concentration of niacinamide in the product must be at least 4%.
3. It combats acne
When you have pimples, your skin is often more oily. Niacinamide helps to regulate your sebum production. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect of niacinamide ensures that your skin calms down.
4. It minimalize your pores
Niacinamide improves the elasticity of your skin. And as mentioned above, it regulates your sebum production. This makes your pores appear smaller.
5. It protects your skin
Niacinamide also protects your skin from external influences. For example, it extra protects your against sun damage, other radiations and air pollution.
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