We recently gave you a list of the top 4 skin care products everyone needs at home. We found one more to add to the list - niacinamide! Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that forms when the body absorbs more niacin than it actually needs. We can find this chemical in many foods that we eat including green vegetables, beans, whole wheat, barley, fish, eggs, and meat. Niacin is important to the human body for many reasons. It protects your heart by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in your body. It also prevents the collection of plaque in the arteries of the heart. The body uses this chemical compound to process carbohydrates into energy or into fats, and is responsible for maintaining proper blood sugar levels. The digestive system, brain, and nervous system would not be able to function without sufficient amounts of this compound.
How does this relate to skin care? Niacin creams have been shown to improve the skin's elasticity and appearance. They have also been used to treat acne and rosacea by reducing the inflammation of the skin.The creams are also used to help sunscreen work better by blocking free radicals. It is great to help with anti-aging - who doesn't want that?
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