My best skin care products of 2020 | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Last year at roughly the same time I shared with you my skincare heroes, the products I would immediately repurchase should, by some horrible accident, all my stash vanish overnight. You can read the original blog post here.     Now that 2020 is over, and I guess it is safe to say no one is sorry about that, it is time to look back and see…

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Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sunscreen – Doctors Review | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I have a winter coat, winter bedding, winter boots and of course a winter sunscreen! I mean, you wouldn’t think of wearing your sandals out in the snow either. This post is not going to be about the question whether or not you need a sunscreen in winter – my answer is yes and that should not surprise anyone that has been following my blog any amount…

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Looking back at 2020 | Doctor Anne

I have done different kind of Recap posts on this blog over the years: Some that listed the most popular posts of a year, others that summarized what I had written in the past month. But never have I felt the need to reflect on a whole year, from a personal and professional perspective. Well, last year was different than the others, which is why I am here looking back at 2020, not in terms of most popular blog posts (there weren´t as many anyway), but in terms of how…

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My skincare routine to fight hyperpigmentation | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I admit this blogpost is much later than I had planned – it was supposed to be uploaded weeks ago, because it is actually the skincare routine I fall back on in autumn, not the one I have for winter.  Now life rarely goes as planned and as the recent lack of  activity here has shown my day job has taken over again – no thanks to…

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Trying custom skincare – My Function of Beauty Review | AD | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS IS A SPONSORED BLOG POST, WHICH MEANS I RECEIVED MONEY TO WRITE IT.  PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. No matter if it is YouTube or Instagram, the main request I have to decline is surely: Can you tell me specifically which products to buy to build a skincare routine! I can´t – there are so many products out there and everyone has specific needs, preferences and expectations, it would be impossible for me to build you a customized skincare routine.     BUT: There are others that have the…

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What is post inflammatory erythema (PIE) and how is it treated? | Ask Doctor Anne

Your pimple is gone, but the red mark it left just won´t disappear? Your skin looks uneven despite your acne flare up being under control for months? Or are you simply unsure if the spots on your face are post inflammatory erythema (PIE) or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and confused which product you should use? Worry not, I´ve got you covered!       Before we go into it though you have to know that the term post inflammatory erythema is fairly new. It was introduced in 2013, before that…

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Purito Centella Unscented Toner Review – of tigers and cougars | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. You can´t really venture into K-Beauty without hearing about Centella Asiatica. Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu Kola, has become famous for healing and soothing the skin, as legend has it that tigers roll in the plant to help heal their scratches.     Now I am no tiger – not even a cougar – but I do have some healing to do, both because of my…

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Hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation – Is it safe? Ask Doctor Anne

If you talk about hyperpigmentation, there is one ingredient you are bound to get questions about: Hydroquinone. Is it effective? Is it safe?     Or will it make my skin turn blue and give me cancer? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then keep reading – this blogpost is for you. How hyperpigmentation happens Before I get into the ingredient, a few quick words on hyperpigmentation. I have a whole series answering your questions about that topic that I am going to link here and I…

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Is the pixi Clarity Lotion good for oily skin? | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. One of the questions I get repeatedly is: What is the best moisturizer for oily skin? And while I have addressed the question whether or not you actually need a moisturizer if your skin is oily (see the blogpost here) or shared my picks in my skincare routines – spoiler: In the summer I skip the cream and only use a sunscreen – I figured I would…

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Hyperpigmentation – What is it and where does it come from? Ask Doctor Anne

Summer is well and truly over, it is raining cats and dogs out there, and the last sunny days are only a faint memory… But one that I am reminded of whenever I look into the mirror. Why? Because each summer accentuates the hyperpigmentation I have on my face thanks to acne, age and two pregnancies.     So my main skincare focus for fall is how to fade my hyperpigmentation, but before I go into that, I figured we would talk about the mechanisms that lead to these pesky…

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