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Hair Growth Without The Pimple Growth

Ever wish you could get those long locks of hair growth without the pimple growth? We lose our hair as we age. We lose our hair with hormonal changes.  Hair loss is a fact of life, just like aging… and there are lots of remedies out there to support hair growth however they’re not all acne safe.

Biotin (aka vitamin B7) is essential for your overall health. Many swear by this nutritional supplement as a way to promote healthy hair, nails, and skin — so it might be surprising to hear that too much biotin can (in theory) lead to acne. Vitamins B3, B5, and B⁷ may have skin benefits including improving skin tone, texture, and inflammation (including acne). Beware of B12!

Do you want clear skin?

Hair Growth With Vitamin B7 — Biotin!

Are you trying to grow your hair faster? Seems logical to get those “Hair, Skin, and Nails” vitamins you’ve seen at CVS. But please don’t- especially if you have acne-prone skin this will make things go south very quickly for you. For some, it’s an insufferable catch 22. You can’t seem to get hair growth without the pimple growth!

When treating acne, what you put on the inside matters just as much as what you’re putting on the outside! Vitamin B7, also known as Biotin, is a vitamin that we need to perform many metabolic functions within the body. Our bodies certainly need Biotin to get by, but when supplemented it can actually cause acne! Biotin may interfere with the absorption of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Vitamin B5 has been shown to help with acne, so messing with its absorption might indirectly contribute to breakouts for some people.

In simpler terms, you could be giving yourself a deficiency of B5 by taking an excess of biotin—and that’s what’s making your skin freak out.

Biotin is like adding gasoline to a fire, except it’s so counterintuitive that we don’t make that connection (until a few weeks later after we start to see keratosis-pilaris bumps pop up on our arms.) Same thing can happen when taking collagen supplements, just be aware!

When it comes to supplementing, we have to be very careful and always consult with a doctor first! The best way to fuel our bodies with the nutrients we need is to eat well rounded diets.

How Can We Find Biotin For Hair Growth In Food Sources?

There is ALWAYS a side effect with supplements, please remember this and instead focus on getting your nutrients from your food. Eggs are a natural source of Biotin, and the amount will not backfire on you the same way a supplement will.

You may also skip the supplements and focus on a biotin-rich diet. The majority of people do not have a biotin deficiency because it is found in many of our foods, plus our bodies produce it. Some of these biotin rich food sources include:

Liver, cooked: 3 ounces, 27-35 milligrams

Egg, cooked: 1 Large, 13-25 milligrams

Salmon, cooked: 3 ounces, 4-5 milligrams

Pork, cooked: 3 ounces, 2-4 milligrams

Avocado: 1 whole, 2-6 milligrams

Yeast: 7 grams, 1.4-14 milligrams

Raspberries: 1 cup, 0.2-2 milligrams

Cauliflower, raw: 1 cup, 0.2-2 milligrams

Whole Wheat Bread: 1 slice, 0.2-6 milligrams

What To Do If You’ve Been Taking Biotin and Breaking Out?

Our advice is to stop taking it immediately and begin a daily regimen to repair your skin barrier. Hydration is also key! Aim for up-ing your water intake. A gallon (4 liters) a day of water will speed up the healing process exponentially. Hair growth doesn’t have to come with pimple growth!

While you hydrate internally, it also is important to moisturize your skin topically. Nutri-Cream reduces inflammation, stimulates production of hyluaronic acid and helps to reduce scarring. Copper peptides and zinc help to reduce the signs of aging and boosts hydration. This non-scented cream can help restore tranquility to your skin as it’s rebounding from acne.

If You’re Acne Prone, Here’s What You Can Take Instead Of Biotin:

Do not take hair growth gummies or supplements.  They usually always contain Biotin.

The sad truth is that biotin supplements and acne just don’t mix. If there is more than 150% of the RDI (recommended daily intake) for biotin in your vitamins, it is extremely likely that it’s contributing to your acne breakouts.

Here’s what you can take instead! Silica is the best biotin replacement for acne-prone skin because it doesn’t tell your skin to hyper-produce keratin; it actually supports the strength and quality of the proteins being made by increasing the delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to the skin.

So instead of having excess skin protein that piles up, you naturally make better quality skin protein that is healthier and better looking. There are liquid versions that can be found at health food stores- you can add it to water or tea and know that you are helping your skin be healthier and stronger!

The Final Takeaway

If you think your body is suffering from biotin deficiency, check in with your healthcare provider for advice on how to adjust your diet and add supplements to your daily routine. Since biotin is found naturally in foods like nuts, legumes, and eggs, you may want to add more of these foods to your diet, of course, after consulting with your doctor.

Growing your hair doesn’t have to mean gaining more acne. There are acne-safe ways you can get your biotin intake without depleting your body of its B5.

Do you know the root cause of your acne?

Are you ready to go all in for clear skin? You deserve to love the skin you live in! Book an initial consultation and treatment and let’s get started!

Cheers to clear!


2 thoughts on “Hair Growth Without The Pimple Growth”

  1. Hi,
    I take a medicine which cause hair loss and acne . As for acne I take 50mg spironolactone. I’m looking for a supplement for hair loss I tried Viviscal and I end up having cystic acne. I checked most hair supplements and most of them cause breakouts. I really need something to help with hair loss. I heard about PRP but I’m not sure it’s going to help and it’s very painful.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. We have heard good things about PRP. We also recommend Vital Proteins Collagen for hair loss and have seen results with some friends who use vital proteins.

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