Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
As a form of the essential vitamin B3, niacinamide is not just critical for the kidneys and brain - your skin needs it too. Used topically, niacinamide can do wonders for skin!
If you are concerned about aging skin, you should seek out products with niacinamide or vitamin B3 to care for it. This spectacular nutrient helps your skin build proteins and seal in moisture to strengthen the skin barrier. Essentially, it helps your skin block all those environmental aggressors that are trying to age your skin prematurely.
What Niacinamide Does For Your Skin
As if the benefit of building your skin up to keep your natural barrier strong isn’t awesome enough, there is so much more than niacinamide can do to improve your skin.
This keeps your skin firm and youthful, not to mention healthy too.
Locks In Moisture
By helping your skin create a lipid barrier even after it was damaged, niacinamide helps skin retain its own moisture for a more youthful appearance.
Minimizes Pore Size
Because niacinamide can help keep skin smooth and hydrated, it leads to reducing pore size with continued use.
Oily skin comes about because the sebaceous glands get a little overzealous. Niacinamide helps regulate that oil to keep them from going overboard.
Guards From Damaging Sun Rays
Protect your skin and rebuild healthy skin cells all at once with niacinamide!
Can Help With Hyperpigmentation
Using niacinamide may help with fading dark spots, as long as the percentage is five percent.
Diminishes Lines And Wrinkles
In the same five percent dosage, niacinamide can help plump up skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Stops Oxidative Stress
And as mentioned, since it boosts your skin’s natural barrier, it can stop oxidative stress in its tracks. If you are often exposed to the sun, pollution, or toxins in your environment, using niacinamide can be the change you want to see in your skin’s quality.
Whether your skin is dry or maturing, or anywhere in between, everyone can benefit from this healthful ingredient. With a strengthened skin barrier, skin improves over time and retains its youthful radiance for much longer.
It can’t hurt to eat foods rich with vitamin B3 either like eggs, green veggies, milk, and fish for example. But if you want to make sure it’s helping your skin directly, you need to apply it topically. Check the labels of the skincare products you buy. You may see it listed as “nicotinamide” or “niacin” instead.
Additionally, some research suggests that niacinamide works even better with hyaluronic acid so using products with both these ingredients - either in the same formula or in a separate product - can really help. It won’t work overnight though so expect to be diligent with your applications for several weeks before you get the results you’re after.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.