Can Niacinamide Be Used For Broken Skin?

In this vast and overwhelming world of skincare, niacinamide is certainly an outlier. This ingredient can be used effectively in any daily care, regardless of skin type.

Not only does it absorb and lock in moisture in the skin, it also regulates sebum production, and that's not all it does for the skin. The best part is that it works effectively with other skincare ingredients. Here are more

details on what niacinamide is and how it works on the skin.

What is Niacinamide?

Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 also known as niacin, has antioxidant and moisturizing properties. You'll find it commonly found in serums and other similar products to provide antiaging skin benefits while promoting overall

skin hydration.

Any water contained around the face or in other product formulations is drawn away and locked on the surface of the skin. The result is plumped, radiant, healthy-looking skin. You'll also notice signs of dehydration that are

often confused with the first signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.

If you want to learn more about niacinamide and its benefits for your skin, check out our dedicated blog post on The Beauty Insiders.

Now that you've finished this little niacinamide refresher, let's answer today's question: Can you use niacinamide on broken skin? Let's take a closer look at how this clever moisturizer works on open sores and broken skin.

Can I apply niacinamide to open wounds? Yes, you can use Niacinamide to treat open sores and even rosacea and acne flare-ups. This is because the anti-inflammatory effects of the vitamin can work by increasing the production of

fibroblast migration and proliferation.

Both are responsible for healing the surface of the skin in open wounds or broken skin. By applying niacinamide topically to a wound, it can heal faster without unwanted side effects such as burning, redness, or irritation.

However, every skin is different. Always check with your doctor or dermatologist before using any new formula or skincare ingredient before applying it to your face.

Can I use niacinamide on scaly skin? In fact, of course, when you notice that your skin is starting to peel, niacinamide is the perfect ingredient to rub on your skin. No matter what's causing your skin to peel, whether it's a

sunburn or a careless exfoliation, Niacinamide can easily fix it, leaving you with a hydrated complexion.
You'll also notice improvements in overall skin texture and the strength of your protective skin barrier. By strengthening the skin barrier, you'll also find your skin able to fight off any free radical exposure, such as UV rays, pollution, and other environmental aggressors, all of which can wreak havoc on your skin. If your skin is peeling or you're concerned about it, daily use of Niacinamide will keep your complexion healthy, plump and radiant. You'll also find that any products you apply afterwards absorb quickly and effectively into the skin's surface, counteracting the dryness that typically accompanies exfoliation. Can niacinamide be used to treat open acne? Yes, you can, because for many people, niacinamide is the secret weapon in the fight against acne. As I mentioned before, niacinamide helps promote skin healing and when applied to open pimples, it can reduce blemishes due to the anti-inflammatory properties of niacinamide. You'll also find that if the pimple breaks or opens, the risk of leaving a post-acne scar increases. By applying niacinamide topically to the affected areas, you can prevent hyperpigmentation or scarring and notice less inflammation and no scarring. Does Niacinamide Make Skin Worse? Not necessarily, but keep in mind that your skin may not tolerate regular use of niacinamide. Unlike other skin ingredients like exfoliating AHAs like Glycolic Acid or Vitamin C in active amounts, Niacinamide does not cleanse the skin. During the detoxification process, active exfoliants are applied to the skin to promote cell renewal. The good news is that niacinamide rarely causes redness, but it may cause minor breakouts. This is usually associated with percentages of this ingredient above 10%, as it can sometimes be too strong for certain skin types. When you notice a rash, it's a good idea to note how long it took for the rash to go away. If the rash persists for more than 4 weeks, stop using niacinamide products and seek advice from your GP or healthcare professional. Why does the damaged skin on the face heal quickly? The best way to quickly heal damaged skin is to keep it moisturized at all times. And I don't mean keep your face moisturized, but a generous dose of hydrating ingredients like petroleum jelly, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide. By ensuring that injured skin has a constant layer of moisture, it heals faster and feels comfortable throughout the healing process. What kind of medicine should be applied to acne on broken skin? There are a few things to avoid when applying it to broken skin and acne. Avoid harsh and strong formulas on broken skin and ingredients like sulfur, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid. Make sure to moisturize the affected area as this prevents the skin barrier from weakening and becoming vulnerable to free radical damage such as UV rays, pollution, and other aggressors.

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