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Niacinamide: The Magic Ingredient that Everybody Must Use

Niacinamide is one ingredient that you have noticed on most skincare products nowadays, and the reason is that it can be used on every skin type and can treat most concerns. When choosing a product with Niacinamide, you must pay attention to the concentration of the active ingredient; make sure you choose a product containing 2-5% niacinamide. 

What are the benefits of using Niacinamide?

  • Improve the skin barrier function.
  • Reduce acne production hence improves acne.
  • Works as an antioxidant.
  • Reduce skin sensitivity.
  • Reduce redness.
  • It can be used at any age.

Can Niacinamide be combined with any other product?

Most of the time, you can combine it with your skincare products. However, when combined with Vitamin C, the pH of the Niacinamide can be modified, and their function may be reduced.  

I suffer from acne. Can I use Niacinamide?

Yes, you can use Niacinamide as long as you ensure that the rest of the products in the formulation are not comedogenic. If you have active acne lesions when adding this to your routine, there is a small risk of an allergic reaction, especially if your product contains zinc. 

I suffer from Rosacea. Can I use Niacinamide?

Yes, it is one of the most recommended products to use if you suffer from Rosacea; it has anti-inflammatory properties; hence it will also help with redness. 

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About the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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