DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL NOR AM I AN EXPERT ON SUPPLEMENTS, I HAVE NO CERTIFICATION OF ANY KIND WHEN IT COMES TO SUPPLEMENTS. I AM JUST A CONSUMER.
If you stay anywhere near the beauty blogs or the beauty community of YouTube chances are, you've heard of biotin. Ah, yes, biotin! The magic pill that is supposed to bestow long, luxurious, 90s herbal essence commercial worthy hair upon to your head. But what no one tells you is that you might have a horrible breakout, before trying it I decided to do some research in it. I saw a couple women say that they had broken out from taking biotin, one woman said she combatted the skin problems by taking 50 mg of zinc. I had that on hand so I figuered I would take it with my biotin and that everything would be okay. I used the amount stated on the bottle and mixed it with my juice, the dosage was 3,000 mcg, which I do believe is a little high. But I figured whatever, it'll just make my hair grow faster, I started to see results within the first week of taking it. I don't necessarily think it was the amount of biotin as much as it is the way my body works. If something doesn't work for me within the first week or two it probably isn't going to do it for me. But I digress, day three is when I started to see blemishes appear, then a few days after, every dermatologist dream. A major Breakout! My entire jaw line was broken out, with at least 3 cyst and other blemishes that weren't quite white heads but not quite cyst. And I also had one cyst near my cheek, or as I think of it, highlighter zone. Which meant no highlighter for me until it goes away, the last time I took biotin was yesterday, I tried to stick it out but it has interfered with my skin too much. I will be trying gelatin in a few days and as I am typing this I am drinking NeoCell. I will let you know how the gelatin works for me and to make a long story short. Try biotin at your own risk, I get cyst on my face from time to time (I wouldn't call it cystic acne because it doesn't happen that often) but even women who were not susceptible to them got cyst while trying biotin.
Thank you for reading and be beautiful (^_^)