Friday, December 30, 2016

Five ways to prevent breakouts when taking biotin

Biotin is a great supplement for hair growth. Biotin is also called vitamin B7 or vitamin H.   Many people experience an increase in their hair growth, after taking biotin for few months. Biotin is also great for the skin, however some people experience breakouts while taking it.  

If you are one of those who love biotin but experience breakouts, then I have 5 helpful tips for you. 

A possible problem with biotin may be that it  increases your sebum production and the sebum clogs your pores. Sebum is our best moisturizer, however in excess it can cause breakouts. Makeup, lotions and dirt gets trapped inside the pore, along with the sebum and that creates acne. This happens when your cleansing regimen is not removing all the dirt daily. 


1. Drink 64 ounces of water daily. 

2. Cleanse your face twice a day and be sure to cleanse well. Going over your face with an astringent or toner after cleansing will let you know if you have removed all residue.

3. Do a bentonite clay masque once or twice a week. The bentonite clay sucks dirt, toxins and product from your pores. Clean pores are the key to no breakouts. 
My recipe (simple is best when cleaning your pores)
1/2 tsp bentonite clay
1/2 tsp of red clay
1/2 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp of filtered water
 (mix together until creamy, adding additional drops  of water   as needed, spread on clean skin, let dry,      then rinse)           

4. Drink nettle tea daily. Nettle tea helps to remove toxins from your body and helps with hair growth. Just add one nettle tea bag to your cup of green or black tea and sip away!

5. Drink 8 ounces of water each time you take your supplement. 

How much biotin should you take a day?

That is for you to decide. Some people know from experience with the vitamin the maximum they can take daily. There is no set amount which is better for hair growth. It depends on your body. Any vitamin you take, you must consider any other medications you take and inform your doctor. 

I take ten thousand mcg, when I am not taking a regular hair skin and nail supplement. I always rotate my supplements.     
   My rotation goes something like this
   3 months Liquid Gold HSN vitamins (capsules)
   3 months Mineral Rich liquid vitamin (a B complex)
   3 months 10,000 mcg biotin with a women's one a day

It is best to take a multi vitamin unless you have a deficiency in a particular vitamin. 

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