Acne and acne scars can be frustrating for many and can be very difficult to improve. There are many ingredients included in skincare products that have been shown to help improve either acne, acne marks, or both. One such ingredient that has been shown to be effective in combating both of these skin concerns is Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3. There are multiple benefits of Niacinamide that help reduce acne and the scars/marks it may leave behind, and a product such as Skinuva Brite that includes Niacinamide may help with some of these skin issues.
Understanding Acne, Acne Scars, and Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Acne is a very common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. In some cases, acne can result in stubborn scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that can also be difficult to improve.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a common type of hyperpigmentation that occurs when your skin has produced extra melanin after there is damage or irritation to the skin. Acne cause inflammation on the surface of the skin, increasing melanin production and resulting in dark patches where the skin injury occurred. The dark spots/patches can vary in color, from shades of light brown to even black.
How Can Niacinamide Help These Skin Issues?
One of the main causes of acne is excessive sebum (oil) production. Niacinamide can help regulate sebum production and reduce excess oil, helping prevent clogged pores and breakouts. Niacinamide can also help minimize pore size. Since larger pores are more prone to clogging, minimizing them with an ingredient such as Niacinamide can help keep them clean.
Niacinamide also possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Redness, swelling, and inflammation are often associated with both acne and acne scars, so using a product that contains Niacinamide may help calm acne breakouts and also reduce the chances of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
When it comes to scars and hyperpigmentation (such as PIH) left behind by acne, Niacinamide can help inhibit the transfer of melanin to the skin's surface, effectively lightening dark spots and improving overall skin tone.
Using Skinuva Brite for Acne Scars and Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
If you are looking to treat certain types of acne scars or PIH, Skinuva Brite can be used twice daily, morning and night. Skinuva Brite is our physician developed, clinically tested, and non-hydroquinone skin brightening cream that contains Niacinamide. Backed by a published clinical study and with other scientific ingredients such as synthetic Growth Factors, Tranexamic Acid, Vitamin C, and Arbutin, Skinuva Brite not only helps improve PIH, but other types of hyperpigmentation such as melasma, sunspots, and more.