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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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Can skincare cure acne? The difference between drugs and cosmetics | Doctor Anne

You know I love skincare. I really do. But even the things we love the most do sometimes have limitations, and it is really important to know and accept them in order to avoid disappointment and frustration. And yes, I am really talking about skincare here, this is not disguised marriage counseling! Even though you could probably apply that statement to both.     Many people approach me after my reviews with the question: „Will *insert random product* cure my acne/ erase my wrinkles/ heal my eczema?“ And in the…

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Is Alcohol in skincare bad? | Ask Doctor Anne

Alcohol is going to kill your skin cells! Alcohol leads to premature aging! Alcohol is drying and destroys the skin barrier!     I bet you have heard that before. But if it is true, why is it still present in skincare? Are companies deliberately trying to harm their customers? I don´t think so. But let´s talk about it: the different kinds of alcohol, the benefits of using it in skincare and the possible side effects it can have.   What is an alcohol and what different kinds are there?…

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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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Is the SPF in my makeup enough for adequate protection? | Ask Doctor Anne

If my foundation already has an SPF, do I really need a separate sunscreen? Yes. Does that mean the SPF in makeup or moisturizers is worth less than the SPF in a dedicated sunscreen? No! Confused again? I totally get that.     So let me explain why the SPF in makeup products is on the one hand absolutely legitimate, but you on the other hand should not rely on it exclusively for your protection!     I bet you have something like that in your stash as well: a…

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My simple summer morning skincare routine Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Keep it simple – that is the best way to describe my summer morning skincare routine.     The warmer it gets, the more layers I shed, both in terms of clothes and skincare steps. The best routine for the current weather of course depends on the climate you live in, and here in Germany summers are warm, but not too hot and not particularly dry. So other…

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