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My morning skincare routine for Spring 2020

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PR SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. It might be hard to tell from inside, but spring has arrived and the weather is finally starting to warm up around here, and that was desperately needed. Not only does it boost my mood to see the sun, even if it is only through the windows, but it also means that my skin gets a break from the damage central heating and cold winds have…

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Combining Vitamin C with other ingredients like Retinol – #AskDoctorAnne

This is part 2 of a three part series, so here is a little introduction to the topic and a link to the other parts:  There are a few questions I get over and over in the comments of my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself. And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients.     Are there ones that you should…

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Combining Retinol with other ingredients like Vitamin C, AHA or BHA – Ask Doctor Anne

This is part 2 of a three part series, so here is a little introduction to the topic and a link to the other parts:  There are a few questions I get over and over in the comments of my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself. And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients. Are there ones that you should never combine?…

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Combining skincare ingredients the right way – #AskDoctorAnne

There are a few questions I get again and again in the comments on my videos, so instead of answering them only individually, I figured I would use them for a new series – #AskDoctorAnne. Which sounds pretty catchy if I dare say so myself.     And the first topic I wanted to address is: Combining skincare ingredients. Are there ones that you should never combine? Some that actually enhance each other? Does that depend on strength, concentration or time of the day?   It is actually a bunch…

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Night time skin care routine with Tretinoin

Advertisement information: This blog post features PR-Samples/ gifted items and uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. One of the most frequent questions I got after doing my videos about retinoids (Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Retinoids here and How to minimize retinol irritation here) was how my ACTUAL night time skincare routine looked like.     Not in theory, but in detail. Every individual product. My step by step routine, so to speak. Well, here you go. Today we will talk about what I use at night if I use my…

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How to remove your Halloween Makeup properly to prevent breakouts

While I know nothing about applying Halloween Makeup, I can teach you how to properly remove it!   I think I have been to three Halloween parties in my whole life – hosted by people much more avantgarde than I was back in my uni days (or am now). I can’t even remember what I dressed up as – Undead Cowgirl is the only thing that comes to mind, something I picked last minute because I had a plaid shirt and a hat at hand. But even without it playing…

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How to read the skincare ingredient list

If you have been with me any amount of time, you have heard me say one thing: “Learn to read the skincare ingredient list!” Well, that one and “I need more tea.” But tea bags aside – because loose tea is the way to go, people – tea bags aside, I am very passionate about reading the skincare ingredient label before purchasing a product.     Yet recently I realized that despite telling you to read the ingredient list over and over again, I never really told you HOW.  I…

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Essence vs Toner – What is it and do I need it?

Why do things tend to get extra complicated once marketing is involved? After my review of the pixi Vitamin C Tonic (read it here) I decided to look up the difference of Essence vs Toner and how a Tonic fits into the equation. And of course whether or not they need to be part of your skin care routine. With the helpful comments of fellow skincare nerds like Rowena from Rolala Loves and hours spend googling (there is no PubMed research for that question I fear), I finally felt like…

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How to choose the best cleanser for your skin type

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I don´t say that very often, but back when I was young, some things were definitely easier. Not in everyday life (no cell phones, no internet – I used to navigate foreign streets with paper maps the size of a restaurant table), but when it came to buying skincare products. Facial cleansers for example. Not that they were better back then – if your skin wasn´t dry…

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Which ingredients work for anti aging?

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS *PR-SAMPLES (GIFTED ITEMS) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   If I had one cent for every time I get asked this question: “Which ingredients really work for anti aging?” I´d have, well, maybe a few Euro already. Which is a pretty anticlimactic introduction, really, to stress the fact that I do get asked this question a lot. And I get it, with marketing claims getting stranger by the minute and a new it-ingredient…

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