Breaking Out? Vitamin B Could Be Causing Your Acne
You thought your acne breakouts were as far behind you as leg warmers and curfews, but lately you've been getting some pimples. Don't blame your new face wash or a stressful week at work — the culprit could be in your multivitamin. According to a post on Well and Good NYC, vitamins B6 and B12 could cause breakouts in some people.
While no one knows for sure why B vitamins cause acne, there are ways to avoid those painful lumps. The B vitamins you get from your food are fine, just beware the dose in your multivitamin. If you notice flare ups decreasing when you drop your One A Day, you might want to switch to a formula that doesn't contain vitamin B. You should also avoid energy drinks, which usually contain B vitamins. But really, shouldn't you be avoiding energy drinks anyway?