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    To Minimise Your Pores, Add This Ingredient to Your Skincare Routine

    Popsugar Australia
    Written by Bianca Davino | Popsugar Australia
    Balance SKin Vitamin B3

    The way our pores look is heavily dependent on genetics, but it's important to note that factors such as ageing, dry skin and acne can cause their expansion and further disrupt our skin's appearance.

    Pores play a crucial role in our skin's health and are the powerhouse of oil production. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise that in order to minimise their appearance, it's important to keep them clean and clear of build up. On top of washing your face morning and night, taking extra care when it comes to your skincare routine and the products you use will help to keep your pores in check.

    Enter, Vitamin B3.

    What is Vitamin B3?

    Vitamin B3 (also known as 'Niacinamide') is the ultimate skincare all-rounder. Not only does it protect the skin's moisture barrier, reduce the appearance of dark spots and regulate oil production, its rich hydrating qualities work to smooth and minimise visible pores.

    Adding to that master-list, the hardworking vitamin also acts as a powerful blemish controller. Win.

    So when should you use it? We suggest introducing Vitamin B3 into your evening routine. Products like Swisse's Vitamin B3 Blemish Controlling Moisturiser will allow its ultra-hydrating properties to really penetrate the skin, enhance your overall complexion, and help reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. It's light-weight formula also makes it perfect for underneath makeup application, helping you achieve that enviable dewy look.

    A gentler option to hyaluronic acid, those with sensitive skin seeking a less-irritating alternative will reap the benefits.

    There's no denying Vitamin B3 has been trending recently — that's because it's one of those rare gems that's compatible with all skin types, and melds harmoniously with other ingredients like plant oils and cholesterol.

    In 2020, this is the kind of multi-layered skin protection we crave, and it's absolutely an ingredient to keep front of mind whilst formulating your skincare routine.

    So as we continue on our never-ending journey towards healthy, glowy skin, adding a Vitamin B3 moisturiser to your routine is the perfect next step!

    This article was first published on Pop Sugar Australia here.