First things first, I do realize that this looks like the most sponsored, QVC-like ad ever. But I promise it’s not.
I present to you the BEST, fastest acting skincare product I have ever used in my life: Niacinamide.
What is Niacinamide? It’s also referred to as viatmin B3, is water soluble, and is also sometimes referred to as vitamin PP for its ability to prevent pellagra. You’re probably thinking, what the F is pellagra? Pellagra is simply a deficiency of nicotinic acid in the body. This can result in a host of problems including skin issues. Niacinamide creams have amazing anti-inflammatory properties and help IMMENSELY with bacne, buttne (I think I just made up a word), keratosis pilaris, and dermatitis. It brightens your skin and is also an essential sun damage remedy.
Let me tell you about the very first time I used it. My sister and I exchange beauty tips, and when she told me I had to try a Niacinamide cream to help with bumpy skin, I was on it…but skeptical. I have keratosis pilaris (AKA chicken skin) on the back of my arms and pretty much NOTHING has ever helped, even prescription creams, extreme exfoliating and moisturizing etc. Nothing. My sister gave me the last of one of her bottles of this miracle cream to try, and OMG. After the first time I applied it to the backs of my arms, my skin brightened, redness disappeared, and my keratosis pilaris bumps went down significantly immediately. I was sold. I will be using this product for life.
Next, I tried it on my butt and on my legs. Ladies, please tell me you have buttne too. If you don’t, lucky you. Applying the cream to my legs and butt did the same that it did for my arms. Clear, bright, and smooth. I have since started using it on my face after learning all that it can do for skin damage repair and prevention. The proof is in the pudding by the way it brightens.
Here are the ways using a Nicinamide cream improves your skin:
It boosts the immunity and epidermal barrier of your skin.
Using a Niacinamide cream helps retain moisture at the lipid barrier, keeping your skin hydrated and protected from the sun and other factors. Niacinamide increased production of ceramides, keeping your skin strong.
Helps with redness/roscacea
With an improved epidermal lipid barrier, your skin gets a huge head start in protecting itself, and this improvement in your skin’s structure reduces the redness, blotchiness and sensitivity brought about by exposure to the environment due to poor barrier function. It helps over time, but it also helps immediately (as noted above).
Minimizes bumps and wrinkles
Niacinamide creams help boost the collagen in your skin, helping to prevent wrinkles and its anti-inflammatory magic fights the extra keratin production in those who have keratosis pilaris, resulting in much smoother skin.
Everyone can benefit from using a Niacinamide cream. Whether you have skin issues like me, want to avoid and help fix sun damage, or want brighter, healthier skin, this product is for you. Make sure you use at least a 3% Niacinamide cream. I started with 5%, and I will be going up in percentage.
Have you used a Niacinamide cream? If so, how has it helped your skin?