Remember when I wrote about how I wanted to have pretty hair and skin like Kate Bosworth? Well, thanks to taking Biotin the past 3 months, I have both! No really. Minus the professional hairdresser and thousand dollar facial creams, I have pretty great hair and skin. However, I won’t discuss my nails, because I’m a biter.
First, let’s discuss my skin. I was the girl in high school who never got a zit. Okay, I had a couple every so often, but they were only giant to me. My friend would actually get so annoyed when I complained about a zit. "Ugh Nikki, you are the only one that can even see it." And I never washed my face. (Don’t hate me).
Then I hit my mid-twenties and learned the importance of facial care, but I guess my hormones decided they didn’t like me. I ended up with adult acne. I was actually on medication, which I quickly stopped taking when I became pregnant.
My skin throughout my pregnancy wasn’t that bad. I had my days. However, postpartum was a nightmare on my skin. Nothing says low self-esteem like a mixture of postpartum depression, acne and baby weight. Womp womp. But once summer rolled around my skin seemed to get a little better and only really flared up during a certain time of the month, if you know what I mean. Once I started taking biotin, it was amazing how quickly my skin cleared up. I rarely get breakouts and if I do it's because I forgot to take my Biotin for a few days.
Moving on to my hair. It’s not thick, but it’s not thin either. It just has never looked that great if it gets too long. It starts to look scraggly. I am also very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I mainly just put some product in it while it's still damp and let my natural wave take over. If I get crazy, I whip out the blowdryer, but my hair, more often than not, ends up in a ponytail or bun by the end of the day. While I was pregnant I didn’t cut my hair more than a trim because I didn’t want to risk going too short and making my face look even fatter than it was, so I decided I would wait. But then I didn’t want to cut it because I didn’t know how I wanted my hair to look at my wedding (Yes, I had a baby and then got married). So I decided I would chop the mane after the wedding.
Enter biotin. I started taking biotin and by the time my next hair appointment arrived I kind of liked what my hair was doing. It was long and it actually looked good! I was getting compliments. My hair dresser (who I've gone to since I was 16) even agreed with me and she is ALWAYS honest. I also learned a few tricks with the curling iron (thank you Pinterest) and I have never been happier with my hair!
If you're looking for a magic pill to help your hair, skin and nails, Biotin is the closest thing to it!