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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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pixi Clarity Concentrate Serum – Doctors 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. There has been quite a debate about the percentages of active ingredients lately. Some brands take a very straight-forward approach and share their whole formula, while others either just disclose the percentage of their key ingredients or nothing at all.     Now it is important to say that I do not believe in the “more is more” approach that many consumers seem to take, picking the brand…

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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 Tonic vs pixi Glow Tonic Review – Which one is best for you? | 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 Tonics are what pixi is best known for, after all their success started with the introduction of the famous pixi Glow Tonic that I myself have gone through countless bottles of. So whenever pixi launches a new collection like their latest, the pixi Clarity collection, I am extra excited to test the Tonic included.     Not all of them have convinced me, but there are a…

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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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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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