NIA24 and Your SkinNIA24 products were extensively tested for skin compatibility, allergic response, efficacy and were also proven to be non-comedogenic.
By nature, Niacin increases circulation to help generate more vital cellular regeneration. You may feel a warmth or blush upon first application. However, this is nothing to worry about as it simply proves that Pro-Niacin is hard at work to help stimulate natural repair processes to renew healthy skin cells. It also helps energize skin to promote healthy skin function and a more vital appearance, and to strengthen the skin barrier for overalll resilience and improved damage resistance. As your skin barrier increases, absorption will stabilize and blushing should subside.
While some patients will experience products differently than others, more sensitive skins often require 7 to 10 days of adjustment to a new regimen.
If skin changes behavior in that time, consider an introductory regimen, slowly adding products every other day with a light application, gradually increasing use until the full regimen is incorporated over 10 days.
The results are worth the wait.
An Introductory Regimen:
Using an introductory regimen can reduce the risk of any common side effects that can occur. Begin use of NIA24 products as outlined below.
Before You Begin
Apply a test patch of the NIA24 Skin Strengthening Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 to a small section of the face or backside of the arm. Wait half an hour and examine the area for any redness or itchiness.
One day later, apply a very light application of either the Skin Strengthening Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 to the entire face. Wait half to one hour and examine the face for any redness or itchiness. If either of these side effects occurs, continue with the regimen for 10-14 days, as much of this will clear up as your skin adjusts to the increase in Niacin.
During the FIRST WEEK of Treatment
Apply a very light application of only one of the NIA24 leave-on products (Skin Strengthening Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30) every other day, in the morning, and monitor your skin for any signs of redness, itchiness, breakout or dryness. If any of these side effects occurs, continue with the regimen for 10-14 days, as much of this will clear up as your skin adjusts to the increase in Niacin.
During the SECOND WEEK of Treatment
Increase use of the Skin Strengthening Complex or Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 to morning and night applications.
Some may experience:
A warming sensation that can lead to redness or irritation. Follow an introductory regimen (see above) and apply a cool compress to soothe skin.
As skin adjusts, a breakout may occur due to temporarily increased sebaceous activity. If this happens, follow the recommended introductory regimen above.
Depending on environmental and dermal moisture levels, skin can experience increased dryness. The barrier's ability to retain moisture and resist damage inside can make surface skin feel dry. Following NIA24 products with a non-active moisturizer can help.
If any of these side effects occur, continue with the introductory regimen for 10-14 days, as much of this will clear up as your skin adjusts to the increase in Niacin. Again, these side effects are all signs that the powerful Pro-Niacin molecule is hard at work repairing and creating healthier skin cells.
[NOTE: If symptoms continue after 3 full weeks of product use, discontinue and consult your physician.]
Once your skin has adjusted to the NIA24 Skin Therapy products, follow the daily NIA24 regimen below:
Cleanse: Use the NIA24 Physical Cleansing Scrub 2 to 3 times weekly to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. On days you do not use the NIA24 Physical Cleansing Scrub, substitute with a gentle cleanser that does not tear or dry out the skin.
Moisturize: In the morning, apply the Skin Strengthening Complex to the skin prior to makeup application. In the evening, apply Skin Strengthening Complex to cleansed skin prior to bed.
Prevent: In the morning, on top of, or in lieu of the Skin Strengthening Complex, apply the Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 and wait several minutes prior to any makeup application.
To Experience the Best Results:
As with any skincare regimen, it is important to be consistent to achieve the best results. With the NIA24 Skin Therapy products, the most significant changes will be apparent at about the 30-day point when the healthier skin cells reveal themselves as the skin cell turnover cycle matures. However, the longer you use the NIA24 Skin Therapy products, the better your skin will look.