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Sunscreen pills – Everything you need to know about oral sun protection | Ask Doctor Anne

Sunscreen pills – I admit I hadn’t even heard about them until recently, when quite a few people started asking me whether I would recommend oral sun protection.     A quick search revealed that not only sunscreen pills (although they go by a different name, we will get to that later) are very much a thing, but that they are also easily available in Germany. So what are they and what do I think about them? I did my research!     Sunscreen pills, also known as oral sun…

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How to reapply sunscreen over makeup – 5 different ways | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   You have made a habit of wearing sunscreen daily, you have figured out which filters work best for your skin type and you know how much exactly you need to cover your face and neck (if not have a read here), and now on top of that you are told you need to reapply regularly? Even over the full face of makeup you wear to the office?     How exactly…

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How much sunscreen do you really need for your face and neck? | Ask Doctor Anne

Now that we have talked about the different forms of sunscreen, the best one for sensitive skin and the importance of UVA protection, it is time to talk about the most important things:     How much sunscreen do I need for my face and neck? How often do I need to reapply? And: What about my Vitamin D levels? These were among the questions I got quite frequently, so I decided to dedicate a whole video to that topic. As always you need to adapt what I say to…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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