Can you be allergic to sun? Polymorphous light eruption and other forms of sun allergy | Ask Doctor Anne

Sun poisoning, sun allergy, polymorphous light eruption – these are only a few names for a subgroup of dermatologic conditions making it almost impossible to go out and enjoy the sun. I suffered from a mild form in my teens and early twenties – not fun! Every year when I was first exposed to the sun for a longer period of time, went on holiday, went on a hike, basically exposed skin that had been protected from direct sunlight before, my neck and décolleté, sometimes even my upper arms and…

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dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask – Doctors Review | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. I admit that I am no longer a regular user of face masks, so if I finish one AND repurchase, it has to be really good. Or, as is the case with the dear klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask, very good and convenient to use – I just don´t have time for annoying extra steps anymore.     The klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask actually already featured here on this channel,…

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The best three everyday sunscreens for your face – featuring La Roche Posay, Biore and klairs | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Wearing sunscreen every day is a struggle, I get that! Trust me, I was the first to find excuses to skip the daily application. I spend years trying to find the best sunscreen for my oily, acne prone skin, and when I finally found it and got accustomed to wearing it daily… They changed the formula.     To be honest, it never had the best filters anyway, but I was willing…

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The Inkey List 15% Vitamin C and EGF Brightening Serum Review | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Fancy ingredients are no longer limited to high priced brands it seems – The Inkey List recently released their 15% Vitamin C and EGF Brightening Serum to prove that. EGF stands for Epidermal Growth Factor and is one of the up and coming buzz ingredients for 2020. I will go into more detail about what they can (and can not) do later, but so far they were found…

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What are the best sunscreens for sensitive or acne-prone skin – Chemical or physical? Ask Doctor Anne

After I wrote my blogpost on the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen, there was of course the question: “Which one is the best sunscreen for my acne-prone or sensitive skin?” As always the answer is a deeply unsatisfying That depends, but what can I say? It´s complicated!     I am only briefly going to touch on the „natural vs chemical“ debate that thankfully rarely appears in my comments – everything is a chemical. But I quickly wanted to address the „chemical filters are absorbed in your bloodstream and…

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Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer – What is it good for? | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog post contains PR-Samples (gifted items) and affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. I am not the biggest fan of “free from” claims. In fact, I did a whole blogpost stating that the “free from” marketing is actually dangerous. That is, however, not the reason why it took me so long to film a review on the Good Molecules Silicone Free Priming Moisturizer. No, the reason is that I struggled to determine whether or not I liked it.     First…

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Chemical, physical and mineral sunscreen – What is the difference? Ask Doctor Anne

You know I go on and on about the importance of wearing sunscreen all year round, but I get that when summer is here, that topic gets more and more attention. So I asked you guys if you had any questions you wanted me to answer. And yes, you had indeed! So let´s get to the first one: What is the difference between mineral, chemical and physical sunscreen? And is one better than the other?     Sadly the different kinds of suncreen divide the online community up to a…

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Is it safe to use Retinol in the summer? Ask Doctor Anne

There aren´t many skincare ingredients that cause as many questions in my comments as Retinol does. And with summer fast approaching, the one that pops up over and over again is: Do I have to stop using my retinol in summer? Time for another episode of #AskDoctorAnne, in which we will discuss the pros and cons of using retinoids in the warmer months. Background information Retinol is an amazing ingredient, and one that I already did a ton of  posts about (here for example). It is however also one that…

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Monthly Recap May 2020 – What has been happening? Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: Some of the items mentioned are *PR Samples (gifted items). No affiliate links. After weeks of lamenting about the “new normal”, it seems I have moved on to the phase where you start adapting it into my life. I still work a lot more hours than I used to, but I do have occasional days off and even a few weeks of holiday in July. At the same time I increased the time spend working on the blog and YouTube, which is why I have quite a bit…

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The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer Review – Bougie on a bargain? | Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: This blog post uses affiliate links. I received no money to write it. Please read disclaimer. Peptides are among the ingredients I get the most questions about: Are they worth the money? Which ones are the best? I have a whole blog post dedicated to the use of peptides in skincare, and what I said back then still is true: Peptides are promising, but I would not spend a fortune on them just yet. Good thing there are quite a few affordable options on the market, one of…

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