Myths and Facts about Niacinamide

Myths and Facts about Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. When applied topically to the skin can result in an endless number of benefits. It is one of the most in-demand ingredients in the skincare community, let us discuss some facts while busting some myths about niacinamide.

  • It can cause purging.

It is a myth. Purging occurs with the ingredients that increase the rate of skin cell turnover like retinol, AHA, BHA, etc. Niacinamide does not cause purging. With a higher concentration of niacinamide, people can experience irritation but not purging.

  • Reduces acne.

It is true. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps reduce overall acne inflammation resulting in fewer breakouts and pimples.

It can not be used with other ingredients.

Myth. Niacinamide is a stable ingredient. It can be used with other ingredients provided one can tolerate niacinamide as well as can handle the other ingredients they are choosing to pair it with.

  • Regulates oil.

It is true. Niacinamide can improve excess sebum production and will help to keep skin oil regulated resulting in less inflammation and the appearance of spots in the first place.

  • It can give you overnight results.

It is a myth. Niacinamide can not give results overnight, all good things take time.

It takes a few weeks to show a significant difference in your skin. However, if it takes longer than a few months then switch to a stronger product.

The bottom line is that it can help improve overall skin health, an essential ingredient that can have a positive impact on the skin if used topically. Do not believe in the myths and try it for yourself.

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