Morgan Paris Med Spa
B3 is an effective topical treatment and the skin easily absorbs it.
B3 may improve the appearance of your skin by treating sun damage, preventing breakouts, and improving fine lines and wrinkles. Applying B3 topically may help stabilize all the functions of this outer protective layer by helping your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier.
Excess oil can cause acne, so B3's ability to regulate oil production may help prevent breakouts, especially in people with oily skin.
Sources of environmental damage such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation and pollution damages your skin by causing the production of compounds called reactive oxygen species. Your skin has some antioxidant functions that protect against this damage, but topical B3 can offer additional protection.
Even if you already have sun-damaged skin, B3 may be able to help. B3 may be able to help prevent UV-induced immunosuppression. Researchers believe B3 may also be able to help prevent skin cancer through its protective action on skin cells.
Topical B3 also has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. This may help lessen the redness caused by inflammatory acne, eczema, and skin irritants.
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes dark spots that may be brown or gray to appear on the skin. In one small study, topical B3 successfully reduced hyperpigmentation in participants with melasma after eight weeks.