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Summer Favorites 2021 – Skincare and more | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER I am outing myself as atypical in the beauty space today, telling you that I am NOT ready to transition from summer to fall already. Honestly, you can spare me your “crisp mornings and golden leafs” Instagram posts, my favorite season is spring, followed closely by summer, and no amount of Pumpkin Spice anything will change my mind.     The change of seasons doesn’t care much about my personal…

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Which skincare and ingredients are safe to use during pregnancy? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. So you are pregnant? Congrats! I bet you are excited and at least a little bit overwhelmed by all the things you have to think about now. Like, what skincare is safe to use during pregnancy? Which ingredients should better be avoided? And why on earth is your skin freaking out? We will talk about all that in today’s post. After all, the tiny human growing is – literally – attached to…

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Spring Favorites 2021 – Skincare and more! | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND CONTAINS PR (GIFTED ITEMS). I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   I used to do monthly favorites posts a few years ago, but quickly realized that my life as it is does not provide me with the opportunity to discover enough new and favorite things to fill even a 200 words post each month – and that was before the pandemic hit, so I can assure you the possibility is even lower now.     But sometimes…

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Looking back at 2020 | Doctor Anne

I have done different kind of Recap posts on this blog over the years: Some that listed the most popular posts of a year, others that summarized what I had written in the past month. But never have I felt the need to reflect on a whole year, from a personal and professional perspective. Well, last year was different than the others, which is why I am here looking back at 2020, not in terms of most popular blog posts (there weren´t as many anyway), but in terms of how…

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Have a cup of tea with me: The Inkey List | Doctor Anne

Just to make that clear from the start: This is not a post about the skincare benefits of tea. It is not a drama thing in terms of “spilling the tea” either, I much prefer to stay away from any drama.     But a few things happened recently that I wanted to share my thoughts about, the most pressing (but not the only one), being the recent controversial discussion around The Inkey List and the term “Clean science”. The Inkey List has been featured on my channel numerous times…

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Book reviews of everything I have read in 2020 (so far) | Recent Reads

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. I know this is something you are not used to seeing on here (even though I did share book reviews back in 2015, all of which you can find by searching Recent Reads), but I do try to make time to read more, and I know many of you are too and now that I am on holiday, I feel like I am getting there!     My goal for 2020 are 14 books (the average pledged on Goodreads is 58!),…

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Monthly Recap May 2020 – What has been happening? Doctor Anne

Advertisement info: Some of the items mentioned are *PR Samples (gifted items). No affiliate links. After weeks of lamenting about the “new normal”, it seems I have moved on to the phase where you start adapting it into my life. I still work a lot more hours than I used to, but I do have occasional days off and even a few weeks of holiday in July. At the same time I increased the time spend working on the blog and YouTube, which is why I have quite a bit…

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Monthly Recap April 2020 – Far from normal | Doctor Anne

April is gone and with it another month ruled by social distancing and insecurities about the future. I know many of my readers visit me from countries outside Germany, and with all the different regulations in place it is hard to keep up with who is allowed to do what in which time.     In Germany for example we are able to visit shops and go for walks, as long as it is not in groups and we keep our distance. In France on the other hand, going for…

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Monthly Recap March 2020 – Where the heck have I been?

Last month was a rather unusual one, I guess we can all agree on that. With Covid19 spreading quickly all over the world and many countries going in lockdown, I don’t think anyone was able to do business as usual.   Back when I decided to leave the hospital and join the Public Health team, I would have never thought that I would ever experience times like these. For the last few weeks me and my coworkers have been working nonstop to #flattenthecurve. At the time that I write this,…

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Monthly Blog Post Recap February 2020

February is the month of love, everyone will tell you so, and I couldn’t agree more. Not because I buy into the whole Valentines Day consumerism thing (we don’t celebrate and never have), but because we have two very important birthdays in our family. The first one (look at me being all humble) is mine, and nothing starts the month of love better than having people around you to celebrate your birth and give you presents. Not that I care too much about presents *cough*, but a little celebration never…

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