Complete Guide to Niacinamide: Benefits, How to Use & More

Written by Kinnari AsharNov 11, 2022

Benefits of Using Niacinamide  

1. Glowing skin 

Like its complicated name, niacinamide aids several complications like premature ageing, stubborn acne and even skin conditions like eczema. Niacinamide is the perfect ingredient for glowing skin as it is rich in antioxidants and controls hyperpigmentation. It also controls melanin production and inhibits the production of harmful enzymes. Think of niacinamide as your most skilled warrior as it defends your face from blemishes and redness, and also evens skin tone. Add it as the first step of your skincare routine i.e. cleansing.  

This star ingredient is available in various skincare products like the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Brightening Facial Foam which is enriched with niacinamide, glycerine and micro crystals that will give you that lit-from-within glow. Simply scoop out enough product, mix with water and massage it on your face in a circular motion to get all of the skin benefits of niacinamide. Wash it off along with the dullness left behind from impurities and grime. 

2. Reduces inflammation 

Irritation and inflammation can often be treated with products that contain niacinamide. Creams like the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Night Crème are the perfect addition to your night routine. Along with niacinamide, it contains aloe vera which soothes the skin and minimises redness while also moisturising the skin and healing irritation.  

3. Controls Oiliness 

Niacinamide truly is a jack of all trades as it treats everything from an uneven skin tone to excessive oiliness. Since it handles excess sebum, you won’t have to deal with the consequences of having oily skin, like clogged pores and breakouts.  

Applying a mask like the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask cleanses and rids the skin of oil and sweat, lending it a beautiful glow. The perfect time to apply the mask is after washing your face with the aforementioned facial foam. Follow it up with the night crème to complete your nighttime routine. 

4. Hydrates skin 

This natural micronutrient keeps surprising us as it can benefit oily as well as dry skin! Niacinamide is loaded with hyaluronic acid and glycerine, which help moisturise the skin. Applying niacinamide to your skin in the form of a sheet mask like the Pond’s Skin Brightening Serum Mask helps create a lipid barrier which is needed to boost your skin's ability to stay hydrated. This mask also contains vitamin E and sea daffodil along with niacinamide that help your face get a healthy and natural glow.  

5. Reduces acne and open pores 

At this point, you should just go ahead and add niacinamide to your skincare routine as it can deal with a variety of conditions. Invest in your skin’s future with products like the Simple Booster Serum - 10% Niacinamide which has a variety of benefits. It has niacinamide which slows down premature ageing, boosts collagen production (which is needed to keep your skin tight) and addresses eye bags. It also deals with damage caused by free radicals like pollution and harmful UV rays.  

FAQs about Niacinamide for Skin Care   

1) Can you use niacinamide every day?

Yes, you can use it every day. You can apply it in the form of sunscreen and moisturizer combos like the Pond's Bright Beauty Day Cream since it helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays or include it in your night-time routine to deal with acne.

2) Is niacinamide suitable for all skin types?

Yes, niacinamide benefits all skin types as it hydrates dry skin while controlling excess sebum production for those who have oily skin.

3) Does niacinamide make your skin brighter?

While no one can naturally change the colour of their skin, when we say brighter, it means that niacinamide can help even your skin tone by reducing dark spots and blemishes. It also helps give a glowing effect which is possible when the light reflects off clear and smooth skin.

4) How to use niacinamide for the skin?

Beauty experts recommend using a product with niacinamide at the end of your skincare routine since it soothes your face and enhances the benefits of the other rich nutrients applied to your face.

Even after cleansing and carefully taking care of your skin, you may be prone to breakouts and stubborn cystic acne. Niacinamide is extremely beneficial for your skin as it not only reduces acne, but also prevents scarring. Serums like the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Brightening Face Serum With Niacinamide also control sebum production which can lead to open and clogged pores, majorly responsible for acne formation. The 98% Pure Niacinamide in this serum gives you Hi-res crystal radiance and 2x skin brightening. 

6. Prevents premature ageing