The Science of Skincare: Niacinamide, Hydration, and Glowing Skin
Have you ever wondered why some people have that amazing "glow" to their skin, while others struggle with dullness? It turns out, there’s a science to it! In this blog post, we'll explore the role of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), hydration, and other factors in achieving healthy, glowing skin. Keep reading to find out more!
What is Niacinamide?
One of the latest hero ingredients in skincare, Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that is naturally found in our bodies. It plays an important role in cellular energy production and metabolism. Niacinamide is also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can lead to cell damage and premature aging. Skincare creams and serums containing Niacinamide have been shown to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness, as well as helping reduce the appearance of large pores (its most famous feat!)
Hydration In And Out
Hydration is another important factor when it comes to achieving glowing skin. Our skin needs water to function properly and stay hydrated. When our skin is hydrated, it looks plump and glowing. There are many factors that can contribute to dehydrated skin, such as weather conditions, medications, dietary choices, and stress levels. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat dehydrated skin! Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and use a hydrating skincare routine that includes a gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and serum rich in hyaluronic acid.
Exfoliation Combats Dullness
Exfoliation is also key for achieving glowing skin! When we exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface of our skin, it reveals the healthy skin beneath. Exfoliation also helps increase blood flow to the surface of our skin, which gives us a natural glow. There are two types of exfoliation: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical exfoliation uses physical agents like sugar scrubs or cleansing device brush heads to slough away dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation uses fruit acids or other chemicals to break down the “glue” that holds together dead skin cells so they can be sloughed away more easily. Both mechanical and chemical exfoliation have their benefits – it’s really up to you to decide which type you prefer!
Niacinamide-rich skincare, hydration, and exfoliation are all important factors in achieving healthy, glowing skin. By incorporating these tips into your skincare routine, you can achieve the beautiful, radiant complexion you’ve always wanted!
Our Fave Products Containing Niacinamide
Replenish Age Restore Brightening Moisturizer - This clinical-grade restorative brightener enriched with the age-defying properties of Niacinamide, Ceramides, and Hyaluronic Acid helps restore skin’s youthful glow and appearance.
EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex - Clinically proven to improve dry, compromised skin after a single application within 24 hours. Works to visibly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while significantly improving skin texture, tone and pore size.
PCA Skin Dual Action Redness Relief - Reduce redness and sensitivity while improving the skin’s barrier function with this powerful corrective serum that provides instant and long-term relief from discomfort.