Niacinamide serum is the ultimate addition to your skincare routine! It not only feels good when you gently massage it into your skin, but it boasts several benefits, including removing dark blemishes.
Let’s dive into why you must add niacinamide serum to your skincare collection.
What is niacinamide anyway?
Niacinamide, or nicotinamide, is a form of vitamin B3. You can find it in several skin care products, and it has always been a key ingredient in the industry. But it’s finally getting the recognition it deserves.
Niacinamide helps with several skin issues and is best known for its ability to repair your skin barrier. Even better, anyone can use this serum, and it works great with a variety of products, including vitamin C serums.
If you’re wondering when to use niacinamide, you can use it day and night, after your toner and before you use vitamin C (day) or retinol (night).
The benefits of using niacinamide serum
Evens and brightens your skin tone
One of the best benefits of niacinamide is that it assists in evening your skin tone. Overall, it helps remove redness, blotchiness, and dark spots. Niacinamide serums can also assist in reducing and removing age spots and brightening your skin.
It has anti-inflammatory properties
Niacinamide has proven to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, particularly concerning UV rays. When used under sunscreen (which you should be wearing daily), you’ll add an extra layer of protection from the sun.
The anti-inflammatory properties also soothe acne soreness, along with various other concerns including rosacea.
Protects and rebuilds your skin barrier
Another fantastic benefit of niacinamide serums is that it boosts the production of ceramides in your skin. If you didn’t know, ceramides are lipids that help maintain and build your skin’s barrier. A healthy skin barrier prevents excessive moisture loss, and reduces the damage from environmental stressors.
Your skin will forever be grateful when you start using niacinamide. But be careful, there are a few things you should know:
Too much niacinamide is not good
While this serum seems to be the ultimate all-rounder, you must be cautious of the percentage of niacinamide in your chosen serum.
Many brands have released serums with a high percentage of niacinamide – 10%. However, in the long run, this can irritate your skin and may not yield the results you’re hoping for. Dermatologists have proven that a 2% – 5% niacinamide serum works the best!
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