July 07, 2021 2 min read
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that helps counteract environmental damage from free radicals, UV light, and other irritants. It occurs naturally in the body but can also be found in a range of foods, including green vegetables, eggs, fish, beans, and milk.
Though your body makes its own niacinamide, adding more can only help your skin appear more radiant and clear. While eating foods high in vitamin B3 is slightly beneficial, the small intestines don’t always fully absorb it. So, the best way to maximize the benefits is to apply it directly to your skin.
This antioxidant offers a range of benefits for your skin. It can help with issues like:
Luckily, niacinamide has very few side-effects and is generally safe for sensitive skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, it’s best to slowly incorporate it into your routine or use a product with a low percentage to avoid irritation.
There are also rare instances in which niacinamide causes an acne breakout. If the breakout hasn’t cleared in a few weeks, discontinue use.
As with any skincare ingredient, there is always a risk of an allergic reaction. Discontinue use if you notice redness, bumps, itchiness, or swelling.
Niacinamide is incredibly versatile. It can be combined with other ingredients or used alone in a serum, making it easy to incorporate it into your skincare routine.
Here are a few ways you can make this powerful ingredient part of your daily routine:
Since it’s not affected by sunscreen or UV rays, this antioxidant is effective when applied day and night.
Do take care not to use a niacinamide product at the same time as a vitamin C product as niacinamide can make vitamin C less effective.
At LUCE Beauty, we always recommend to use an hypo-allergenic facial silicone brush as part of any skincare routine. The LUCE180° Facial Cleanser is a great device to deep clean your skin, while contributing to product absorption, and elastin generation. For best results, the LUCE180° brush should be used daily.
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