Menopause and Niacinamide

When it comes to must-have skincare ingredients for menopause, it doesn’t get better than niacinamide.  Also known as vitamin B3 this skincare superstar is a true multi-tasker with a whole host of benefits for menopausal skin.  Here are 10 reasons you need it in your skincare routine now.

Menopause and Niacinamide

10 Benefits of Niacinamide for Menopausal Skin

Going through menopause has a huge impact on our skin. Fluctuating hormone levels can mean big changes for our complexion, and it can often feel as if our skin has changed overnight.  As oestrogen levels decline collagen production slows rapidly leaving skin drier, thinner, and duller with a weakened skin barrier.  Skin loses its ability to hold onto water losing that plump, dewy look. It can also become much more prone to sensitivity and the type of hormonal breakouts you might not have experienced since your teenage years.

Many women find that the products and ingredients they have relied on for years stop working or, worse still, can start to irritate skin.  It can be tricky to know what skincare to use to get the best results. 

In menopause you need a more targeted approach with products and ingredients that can target multiple skin concerns at once.  Your skin is going through so many changes with often conflicting needs.  When it comes to multi-tasking superstars look no further that niacinamide. Here’s why every perimenopausal and menopausal needs niacinamide in their skincare routine.

What is Niacinamide?

Also known as Vitamin B3, niacinamide is an essential nutrient found in food sources like eggs, nuts and avocados. It plays an essential role in our bodies and has many benefits when it comes to skin. 

What Benefits Does it Have For Menopausal Skin?

Niacinamide is a proven, effective multi-tasking skincare ingredient. It can target multiple skin concerns at the same time which makes it perfect for perimenopausal and menopausal skin.  When it comes to tackling the signs of menopausal skin changes, it is hard to beat.

1 Strengthens skin’s natural barrier.  As we go through menopause, our skin barrier starts to weaken.  By boosting the production of ceramides in the skin, niacinamide acts to strengthen the skin barrier protecting against moisture loss and dehydration.

2 Brightens skin.  Niacinamide is proven to brighten skin tone and boost radiance.  In menopause our complexion can become dull and lacklustre so incorporating niacimanide into your skincare regime is an effective way to get your glow back without risking irritation.

3 Boosts collagen production.  Collagen production slows as we go through menopause causing skin to become drier, and duller so it appears less plump and radiant.  Niacinamide is proven to boost collagen and elastin production in the skin to visibly improve firmness and elasticity.

4 Suitable for sensitive skin.  In perimenopause and menopause, skin becomes much more sensitive and prone to irritation. Unlike some other proven actives (vitamin C for example) niacinamide won’t cause irritation and is well-tolerated by all skin types.

5 Improves skin texture.  Niacimanide is proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (we prefer to call them laughter lines) skin elasticity and skin tone.

6 Helps Control Hormonal Breakouts.  Menopausal skin can be prone to hormonal acne. Niacinamide has anti-bacterial properties and can help to control breakouts when used overtime

7 Helps with hyper-pigmentation.  Niacinamide is also proven to help treat hyperpigmentation which can occur during the menopause years for various reasons.

8 Reduces the impact of environmental damage.  Niacinamide is an effective antioxidant and works to protect skin from environmental damage

9 It’s anti-inflammatory.  Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it the perfect ingredient for soothing and calming the redness and irritation often experienced with sensitised perimenopausal and menopausal skin

10 It pairs well with other skincare ingredients.  Niacinamide is well-tolerated and pairs well with other skincare ingredients so its easy to incorporate into your skincare regime

Niacinamide and Living M

Niacinamide is an absolute hero ingredient in the Living M range and we use it in all of our products. One of the greatest multi-taskers in skincare, it is perfect for menopausal and perimenopausal skin.  The best news is you can use niacinamide in different products to increase the benefits and it won’t cause irritation.