Is ur skin barrier damaged?? Need to improve it??
Skin barrier is the layer of fats that skin produces to prevent water loss from skin. These fats can be decreased with age or with excessive cleansing or with excessive exfoliation. These fats are - Ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids.
To repair barrier, we decrease cleaning and exfoliation. But we also need to supply with fats. These fats can be vegetable oils, synthetic ceramides or anything in between.
But what if we can increase this fats production by skin itself?? There comes Niacinamide. It can increase levels of ceramides, free fatty acids and also decrease water loss from skin. (Link to study)
So this is definitely a must for DRY or DAMAGED SKIN
Benefits of Niacinamide-
- Skin Barrier Repair
- Reduces Acne
- Reduces Redness
- Reduced visible pores
- Reduces dark spots
- Anti Oxidant
- Anti Inflammatory
- Beneficial for Rosacea
Results Time - It takes average of 2-4 months to see difference
I would call this the unsung Hero in Skincare industry. What ever high end international product u look at, though the products have different be names due to marketing stand point, all of the or most of them have this as a base ingredient.
Starting Problem- Naicinamide may cause initial irritation or purging in the beginning for some, so start slow and with continuous use irritation will go away.