Ever Heard Of Niacinamide? Here's Why You Should Add This Vitamin To Your Skincare Routine

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a water soluble vitamin commonly found in food such as meat, fish, eggs, milk, and grains.

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Are you giving your face the pampering it truly deserves?

I think we all know by now that washing our faces with just water isn't enough to keep it clear from afflictions such as blackheads, whiteheads, and those dreaded pimples. We need to practise a daily skincare routine to keep them at bay, and this involves using cleansers, exfoliants, toners, serums, moisturisers, sheet masks, and sunscreen.  

But here's the thing - no matter how many products you incorporate into your routine, they won't do the job unless they're made with ingredients that will actually treat these issues. 

One ingredient you should look out for in particular is niacinamide

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Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a water soluble vitamin commonly found in food such as meat, fish, eggs, milk, and grains. While eating food rich in vitamin B3 is good for your body, applying this wonder vitamin topically to your face is highly beneficial for your skin! You'll find that many skincare products use niacinamide, as it is a popular ingredient in skincare.

Take a look at the benefits niacinamide has to offer:

1. You can treat dry and flaky skin with this vitamin!

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Those annoying flaky patches won't be around to torment you any longer, as niacinamide increases the production of ceramide (lipid), the skin's protective barrier. This helps to boost the hydrating ability of moisturisers. In other words, it reduces dehydration on your face and keeps your skin feeling rejuvenated and dewier.

2. It limits the production of sebum - our skin's natural oil

Yes, it works on oily skin as well! Niacinamide regulates the production of oil from the sebaceous glands within our skin, which means you won't have to worry about feeling greasy or having that super-shiny look when applied. 

3. The inflammatory pain caused by acne can be relieved with niacinamide

Those who have experienced acne will know first-hand how painful it is when it irritates the skin and causes red blemishes to appear. The topical application of niacinamide will soothe the irritation and minimise those red blotches, while being super gentle on your skin.

4. Niacinamide is capable of lightening dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation

Since hyperpigmentation causes uneven skin tone thanks to the overproduction of melanin, its effects cannot be reversed. However, what niacinamide can do is fade hyperpigmentation, as it is helpful in lightening dark spots on the skin. 

5. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced significantly with niacinamide

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The vitamin's moisture-retaining properties keeps the skin firm and softens the appearance of crow's feet under your eyes. It is capable of reducing the signs of aging as it is packed with anti-oxidants and skin-restoring agents. 

6. It shrinks enlarged pores back to their normal size

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This goes hand-in-hand with niacinamide's ability to regulate sebum. Since your pores aren't overloaded with the oil produced by your skin, this enables vitamin B3 to penetrate into the skin, effectively diminishing large pores over time. 

This ''miracle'' vitamin certainly does wonders in treating our skin problems. You can easily incorporate niacinamide into your daily skincare routine by ensuring that your skincare products contain Vitamin B3.

If you're looking for a new set of beauty products for your daily routine, Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance has a new range of skincare products you should consider for brightening dark and uneven tones on your skin. Aside from containing niacinamide, it also has white sea daffodil, which reduces the size and colour of dark spots. 

The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance set comes with a cleanser, a toner, day cream, and night cream!

All four skincare products have been dermatologically tested and it is found to even be suitable for sensitive skin types. With a mixture of skin brightening ingredients, its GentleBright technology keeps the protective skin barrier intact while gradually correcting dark spots on your skin. 

If you want to know more about Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance, click here to see if it is the right skincare set for you!

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