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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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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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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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Tranexamic Acid for hyperpigmentation – Does it work?

Over the course of the last year, a new ingredient has entered the market, claiming to boost „superhuman benefits“ in terms of addressing hyperpigmentation – Tranexamic Acid! Well, outside the Marvel Universe superhuman benefits are rare, so I figured it was about time to take a closer look and see what is behind the claims.     Should you rush to incorporate Tranexamic Acid into your routine or is it not worth your time? Let´s find out!   What is Tranexamic Acid? Tranexamic Acid (or trans-4-(Aminomethyl)cyclohexanecarboxylic acid) is a plasmin…

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Hyperpigmentation – Everything you need to know

When I was 15 and returned from a beach holiday, my boyfriend kissed me and said: “I never realized you had such cute freckles!” Quite honestly, I had never realized either, but I was flattered. When you are 15, you are easily flattered by things your boyfriend says, and, for the most part, you have no clue what freckles actually are.     Now that I am older (way older), wiser (debatable) and less easily flattered, I know that these freckles were the first hyper pigmentation that showed on my…

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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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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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My End of Summer Empties – Skincare and Makeup I finished | 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 am a huge fan of seasonal cleaning – not that I just clean once every three months, although I admit with two kids my house sometimes looks that way. I mean starting the new season with a little declutter and a quick rejig to set myself up for the changing weather. We had a very warm start of autumn, so I started later than usual, but…

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pixi Clarity Cleanser Review – Great for #maskne? | 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 have had a few requests to give some advice about dealing with #maskne, the breakouts that occur from frequently wearing a face covering. But as there are so many amazing videos on that topic already, I thought I´d give you a product review instead. You see, using a Salicylic Acid face wash is among the top three tips for #maskne struggles, and as it happens I…

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My updated evening skincare routine for summer | 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 recently read an article online that talked about the different personality traits those posses that prefer to shower in the evening opposed to those that prefer to shower in the morning. It was something along the lines of „reflective and romantic“ versus „seize the day“ – I admit it was light reading, not a scientific paper, but I figured where I would fit, be-cause right now,…

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