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Why Does Our Skin Need Vitamin B3?

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Why Does Our Skin Need Vitamin B3?
  • Published

    June 30, 2014

  • Written by

    Dr Garth Dicker

Your skin has its own immune system and becomes depleted as we age.  Because of this depletion, the skins barrier function may be impaired which can lead to an increased sensitivity, trans-epidermal water loss and premature aging.

Using Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) as a topical serum on a daily basis will assist with strengthening of the natural barrier of the skin.   Niacinamide will assist and reduce redness and decrease the sensitivity of the skin.  The immune system weakens as we age, and we find regular use of Niacinamide will help guard against sensitivity.

Niacinamide has high photo protective qualities, which can help reduce pigmentation/sun damage.  The serum can guard against environmental damage in particular sun exposure but also inflammation from wind and cold.  Using Niacinamide on a regular basis will help fade and prevent darkening of the skin which is caused by an over production of melanin.

Regular use of Niacinamide will help diminish acne and the redness caused by acne and rosacea Niacinamide serum also controls sebum production to reduce the oiliness of the skin.  Continued use will see a considerable increase in ceramide as well.  Ceramide is responsible for keeping the skin moisturised and making the skin age a little less slowly.  This will result in the reduction and appearance of fine lines.

The Dermaquest (Niacinamide Youth Serum) serum contains 10% Niacinamide; Matixyl, which is a peptide chain that assists in production of collagen in the skin; Rigin, which is also a peptide chain that helps to suppress the chemical messengers that trigger the body’s acute inflammatory response, therefore increasing healing and tissue regeneration, and, Sodium Hyaluronate, which assists with your skins hydration levels.

In summary by incorporating Niacinamide serum with your daily sunscreen/moisturiser patients will notice, improvement in pigmentation and uneven skin tone, a more hydrated and less irritated skin, and a reduction in redness and acne lesions for acne sufferers.

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