While in SOMATOLOGY / HEALTH AND SKINCARE / BEAUTY AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY / AESTHETICS / COSMETOLOGY therapist love all skincare ingredients equally, niacinamide in particular, also referred to as vitamin B3, is going to be huge in 2023, according to Beauty Experts.

The sought-after ingredient is a two-fold mastermind, helping control sebum production while also being anti-inflammatory.


What are the benefits of niacinamide?

  • Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm, and healthy and increases the skin’s protective functionality.
  • Lipid barrier. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a lipid barrier, which in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin.
  • Minimizes redness and blotchiness. Niacinamide reduces inflammation, assisting in easing redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time, giving your skin a smooth appearance.
  • Regulates oil. Niacinamide can assist in regulating the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from over-producing sebum. This will minimize the skin’s shiny, oily appearance.
  • Protects against sun damage. Niacinamide can rebuild healthy skin cells while, at the same time, protecting them from damage caused by UV rays.
  • Treats hyperpigmentation. 5% niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits can be seen between four weeks and two months from the start of treatment.
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Research has found that 5% niacinamide was helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This benefit is due to increased collagen production.
  • Protects against oxidative stress. Niacinamide helps build cells in the skin as well as protect them from environmental stresses, including sunlight, pollution, and toxins.
  • Treats acne. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe inflammatory acne with papules and pustules. Over time, it can reduce the appearance of lesions and improve skin texture.
  • Anti-aging. Niacinamide is like a fountain of youth, fighting off internal and external stressors that can finally lead to the breakdown of premature signs of aging like discoloration and wrinkles. Niacinamide has been shown to combat the transfer of pigment within the skin, helping reduce brown spots.

    Are skin products preferable over food and supplements?

    All therapists who studied SOMATOLOGY / HEALTH AND SKINCARE / BEAUTY AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY / AESTHETICS / COSMETOLOGY will all agree that eating a balanced diet is the best way to get micronutrients like vitamin B-3. It is suggested you should only take supplements under medical supervision to treat any signs of deficiency. Your diet should include eggs, cereals, green veggies, beans, fish, and milk.

    How do you use niacinamide in skin care?

    Adding topical niacinamide to your skin-care routine is simple and low-risk: Buy a product that contains it, such as a hydrating face mask, and apply as directed. Some people experience some mild irritation, which will likely go away with repeated use.

    In SOMATOLOGY / HEALTH AND SKINCARE / BEAUTY AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY / AESTHETICS / COSMETOLOGY treatments, clients are advised to use Niacinamide for skin care every day, particularly in a daytime moisturizer. Niacinamide can be used in your skin-care routine on a long-term basis, specifically if you’re using it for anti-aging concerns. Studies have shown that there is an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, skin elasticity, and skin tone after just 12 weeks of daily application, and a 5% concentration of niacinamide benefits hyperpigmentation after 4 weeks.

    Who can use Niacinamide?

    Niacinamide is safe for sensitive skin or people with other conditions such as rosacea or eczema. It is a good option for people who are concerned about irritation from their skincare products or have difficulty using creams due to allergies. An oral version can also be used to treat acne when oral medications such as antibiotics aren’t well tolerated by the body.

    How to Use It

    For topical niacinamide, use it in the morning in products that boast brightening properties. In serum form, apply it after cleansing and prior to layering on other products, like moisturizers and eye creams.

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