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Sandra49 03-19-2009 05:56 PM

Does Biotin cause acne
I have taken Biotin for many years, without any problems. Recently I started to break out really bad, and can not find out the cause. I now suspecting the biotin. Has anyone heard of it causing acne?

vegasbrat 07-19-2010 08:39 PM

Re: Does Biotin cause acne
It's hard to beleive it would be the biotin, if you have already been taking it for years without experiencing this problem.

WhenItRains 07-19-2010 09:35 PM

Re: Does Biotin cause acne
Biotin can break certain people out.It has to do with bacteria in your gut so it is really not surprising since bacteria feeds off oil and causes acne.
Seems most people can handle small doses of it,but it is really not something most people are deficient in so large doses are only putting you at more risk.

I have mild acne anyways,but when I was on Biotin it got so much worse.As soon as I stopped using it,and my body readjusted I was fine again.This happened 3 times before I realized what was causing it.

aish6575 01-24-2012 11:29 AM

Re: Does Biotin cause acne
I hv been taking biotin supplements for about a year now.Three months into the program,i started developing bad breakouts(prior to that i had reasonably clear skin).Three weeks back i connected my skin condition to the biotin intake(bout 1200 mcg a day).Now the breakouts hv reduced a bit and the scars are fading and face is less oily.I would like to know,how long does it take to completely recover from the biotin related acne condition?

WhenItRains 01-24-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Does Biotin cause acne
aish6575,it is hard to say.1200mcg a day seems like a lot,I think I was only on 300.
I would drink lots of water to try to flush your system out.

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