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    Default Does Biotin really causes acne?

    Oh no! I started taking a vitamin with biotin in it like 3-4 days ago and I developed 2 EXTREMELY LARGE cysts and 2 pimpls on my forehead. I have not gotten acne on my forehead in over 11 years.
    It's been bothering me why/how this started then I read another poster here said Biotin gave them a huge zit.

    Is it a coincidence or could that be the culprit? I am so sad!!!

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    If you're taking too much biotin, it can in fact lead to pimples and cysts...I was taking more than the bottle suggested and ended up breaking out. Check out what foods you're eating-you're probably getting enough biotin already! ^_^

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    Default Re: Does Biotin really causes acne?

    I take a pretty high dosage of biotin (5mg) and it dosen't cause any acne as long as I take zinc with it.

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    Default Re: Does Biotin really causes acne?

    When I took lots of biotin (I've been out for a long time and too lazy to buy more) it didn't cause any bad reactions for me. It's water soluble and I try to drink a fair amount of water, so what's not absorbed leaves me quickly enough.

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    Default Re: Does Biotin really causes acne?

    Quote Originally Posted by christine1989 View Post
    I take a pretty high dosage of biotin (5mg) and it dosen't cause any acne as long as I take zinc with it.
    Christine, how much zinc do you take to balance the biotin?

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    Ok I need to try the Zinc........if that doesn't work might have to take just 1 hair,skin,nails per day instead of 3 as the bottle suggests.

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    I found if i took too much biotin i broke out horribly too. I reduced my dose and increased my water uptake. My skin looks so much better now. I am on the week before my period which is when my skin is always awful and although its not perfect it is 100&#37; better than it normally is. I hope this helps.
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    It gave me acne so I stopped taking it.
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    I started taking a hair vitamin yesterday which contains biotin. I hope it won't cause acnes, I have them already, even without biotin...
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    Default Re: Does Biotin really causes acne?

    I broke out when I started taking it in addition to whatever was in my normal multivitamin. Haven't tried balancing it with zinc, but I already do a Ca/Mg/Zn supplement.
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