Do you have dry, dehydrated, aging skin? Or how about hyperpigmentation and large pores? If you have sensitive, reactive, red, blotchy skin, and you’ve tried Vitamin C, and you’ve tried Retin-A or Retinol, and you ended up getting a rash or blotchy skin, then today we’re going to be talking about another anti-aging alternative, and we’re going to be talking about “The Six Anti-Aging Benefits of Niacinamide”. Hi, my name is Christy with Go See Christy Beauty Boutique, located in Southern California, and I have been treating clients with Acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin conditions for over eleven years, and we’re going to be talking about Niacinamide. I actually got a couple requests the past two-and-a half weeks about Niacinamide. One person in particular heard a lot about it on YouTube, put it on, and she actually got really red, blotchy skin.
So we’re going to be talking about Niacinamide and how you can incorporate that into your skin care if you have Rosacea, sensitive skin, or reactive skin. So the first one is, Niacinamide has multiple benefits. So it is an anti-aging ingredient, it actually improves elasticity, it actually helps reduce hyperpigmentation, and redness, and blotchiness, sallowness of your skin — which is the yellowing of skin. It also helps with increasing hydration and helping this, the fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide also has shown in clinical trials to be more tolerated by all different types of skin types. Unless, some people have found it to be reactive when mixed using Vitamin C and AHA’s — Retin-A’s and Retinols. So, also, if you are using any of those products that is leave-on, and then you put Niacinamide on top of it or it’s mixed, you tend to develop redness and rashes if you are more on the sensitive side. If you are using an AHA-based exfoliant or cleanser that’s rinsed off, that tends to work better with Niacinamide. It also has been shown to SHRINK the pores.
So, it is not only better tolerated by most skin types, but if you have oily, or combination-oily, or breakout-prone skin, with regular use it actually helps minimize the appearance of large pores. Now this can also be because it actually increases the skin’s ability to hold the water and increases the hydration capability of the skin. So with oily and Acne skin types, when you have MORE hydration your skin produces a LESS oil. So, not only does it INCREASE the hydration capabilities of your skin, it’s actually a miniaturization-booster in moisturizers, and it actually helps speed the Epithelialization of the skin, and helps the photo protection of the skin which can then lead to the improving of the skin’s natural barrier. So whenever, so for example, well-, when you’re reducing inflammation, or decreasing dehydration of the skin, this actually leads to the overall health of your skin, slowing down the amino-aging of the skin.
Okay! On to the next benefit! In clinical studies, when Niacinamide was applied directly on to the skin, they showed results in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, reduction of hyper pigmented spots, yellowing of the skin, and blotchiness of the skin. In a clinical study that was done on 50 Caucasian females aged 40-to-60, and it was a blind test, placebo controlled, left-right randomized, and split-faced test assessing two tropical products… Not tropical… TOPICAL! Tropical! Okay. Two tropical! I need a little fruit thing on my head. Okay. Assessing two topical products. So one of them was just a moisturizer controlled product versus a moisturizer plus 5%Niacinamide in it. And so what they found was, in that testing, the people that use the moisturizer that had the 5% Niacinamide had significant improvements in their fine lines and wrinkles, in their hyperpigmentation spots, as well as the redness, blotchiness, and sallowness of skin over just the moisturizer control products, so the one NOT containing the Niacinamide.
So like i mentioned before, some people have experienced some rashes or skin irritations using the Niacinamide and it’s usually because they are mixing, or using another product that has L-Ascorbic Acid — which is Vitamin C — or Retinol, Retin-A, or AHA’s. And so if you haven’t seen the blog of “Anti-Aging Ingredients You Should NEVER Mix”, then go ahead and click on that above or below to check that out. So if you are thinking about or considering using Niacinamide and incorporating that into your skin care, then please hop on over to my blog, we’re going to go ahead and put it in the links. To avoid making this blog much longer, I’m going to be evaluating some of the Niacinamide products according to their ingredients and what I think may be a better fit for your skin type.