What are the benefits of Vitamin B3?

What are the benefits of Vitamin B3?

Several B-complex vitamins may improve skin health. The water-soluble vitamins are readily available as supplements, including as supplements that include all 12 B-complex vitamins.

Vitamin B-3, or niacinamide, can help to improve the condition of the skin, helping to treat rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyper pigmentation, sun-damaged, aging and dry skin – so it’s a must-have vitamin for healthy, glowing skin!

The vitamin itself is water-soluble, which means that we must either eat it or wear it topically to reap its benefits. 

  1. Serves as a skin lightening agent and prevents hyperpigmentation

Vitamin B3 helps prevent and treat hyper-pigmentation by slowing down the transportation of melanin to the skin's surface and it's also effective in improving the skin's barrier function to maintain skin hydration.

  1. Keeps the moisture of the skin locked in 

Dry skin comes with an array of problems. So to keep that issue at bay, people often try their hands at using different products which will enable them to keep the moisture of their skin locked in. A hydrated skin not merely looks good but also feels very good as well. Primarily speaking it is with the help of Vitamin b3 that people are able to have enviable moisturised skin.

  1. Keeps at bay the issue of acne 

Acne is a problem which many seem to think is incurable and has no real solution, however this is nothing but a myth. In actual fact, vitamin B is very effective in ensuring that skin remains acne free and looks smooth as well. 

This particular vitamin has an antibiotic effect, which means it improves skin congestion and acne breakouts, all whilst regulating sebum.

  1. Enables wounds to heal at a much faster rate

Skin that is lacking in nutrients usually takes a much longer time to heal than skin which is rich in nutrients. Even a small quantity of vitamin B can work wonders in ensuring that wounds on the skin heal at a quick rate. Wounds that are open for a long time tend to get infected over time. 

In order to best maximise the vitamin's many benefits, look for skincare products that also include the likes of silica (a natural anti-inflammatory), zinc (for enhanced blemish reduction), hyaluronic acid (for hydration retention) and fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 (to improve the skin's natural barrier).

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