10 Skin Care Benefits of Niacinamide
If you are on the quest for healthy looking skin, this ingredient needs to be in your skin care arsenal.
Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3 (also called Nicotinic Acid) offers multiple benefits to the skin. It can help to visibly diminish the appearance of large pores, fine lines, skin dullness, and also helps to even out skin tone.
There is solid research supporting the benefits of Niacinamide.This skin vitamin is one that truly benefits nearly every skin type. Other recent research published by the editors of the Melanoma Letter suggests that niacinamide "can significantly reduce recurrences of actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in patients with a history of these lesions."
10 Skin Care Benefits of Niacinamide
Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, is a potent skin care ingredient with myriad benefits. There have been multiple studies showing that niacinamide applied topically:
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps prevent melanin from reaching the skin surface
- Improves skin elasticity
- Protects against UV damage
- May help to treat skin conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis
- Helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations
- Improves clarity & tone
- Helps prevent moisture & water loss
- Helps make your pores look smaller
- Promotes collagen and ceramide production (source)
An additional benefit? Acne sufferers, read on.
Why? The latest science suggests that Niacinamide may be crucial for the treatment of acne.Solid research supports the claim that Niacinamide is beneficial for those with acne for many reasons. Niacinamide reduces sebum production.
Additionally, Niacinamide has been shown to reduce the growth of something called Cutibacterium acnes, which is a gram positive bacteria that is linked to chronic acne.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.