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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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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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When should I start using anti-aging products

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. After I filmed the video on “How to build a basic skincare routine”, a common question I got was: When should I start using anti-aging products? Can starting too soon be harmful? Which age will be too late?     As always, there is no one size fits all answer. The skincare you need is much more determined by your concerns and your lifestyle than it is by the age in your passport! Starting really early won´t damage your skin –…

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New Skincare Releases – What is worth buying?

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Anzeige. You know what the hardest part of a low-buy is? You actually can’t just go out and just buy all the things that tickle you’re fancy. Okay, I should have known that before I declared my Low-Buy 2019 on the blog, and obviously I DID know that, but I didn’t know just how hard it would be! I developed a habit of keeping up with new releases over the last year, a great thing for a beauty blogger, but not exactly…

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THE INKEY LIST Rosehip Oil – For the soul

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Once the New Year Excitement has worn off, all we are left with is the cold, dark and grey reality of winter in Germany. No snow covered slopes to brighten the outdoors here, at least not on a regular!     When going outside seems to be no fun at all, and you need not only protective layers of clothing, but also protective layers for your soul. Now don´t tell me you don´t know what I am talking about, chocolate is…

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How to build a basic skincare routine

This blog post uses affiliate links and *PR-Samples. Please read disclaimer. It is no secret that I love testing new skincare, and while I am not invested in the famous 10 step Korean regimen, I admit that there are nights that I am not far from using that amount of products. It is no secret either that I am not a fan of clutter and wastage, and you don´t have to be a genius to see that this combination can easily lead to trouble. I mean, I do only have…

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Low-Buy 2019 – Here is how I do it

It is funny that as soon as a New Year starts, new buzz words appear out of nowhere. My top three so far? Pollution, prebiotics and low-buy! And while I won´t go into detail on pollution and prebiotics (both skincare related) as I have dedicated videos planned on those topics, I figured I would join in on Low-Buy 2019 and tell you how I plan to do it.     In all honesty, I have been on a Low-Buy for more than three years already. Ever since I went on…

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Best of Beauty 2018 – My skincare and makeup favorites

This blog post contains PR-Samples and affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. When I wrote my post on „How to accept failure“, I got a ton of lovely comments telling me to focus on all the things I had achieved in 2018 instead of dwelling on what hadn´t worked as planned.     Great advice indeed, so let´s put things into perspective and see what amazing new beauty items I discovered in 2018 because of blogging. I mean, would I really slather so much stuff on my face, constantly switching to…

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics December 2018

And just like that, another month has passed, and with this, 2018 comes to an end. Did it drag on? Did it fly by? I have heard both. But I am not here today to reflect on the year that passed, no. I want to talk about the month that ends today, my hectic and sugar filled December.     Although maybe hectic isn´t the right word (sugar filled is, no denying that). Maybe eventful is more fitting, given that I thoroughly enjoyed every event I attended, Christmas related or…

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