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.


Monthly Recap April 2020
Things that bring me joy in uncertain times


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 a walk is not allowed, you need a special paper to go to grocery shopping every other day.

Whatever is the case where you live, I think we can all agree that we are still far from what used to be “normality”, which reflects in my still kind of erratic posting schedule. To help you keep up to date here is a recap of the blog posts I wrote in April.


Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum


Skincare Reviews

One of the videos I had already filmed in the times referred to as “before Corona” was my review of the Murad Youth Renewal Eye Serum and Night Cream. The Eye Serum still is a staple in my routine and the night cream has been passed onto my mother who really enjoy it.

A brand that I was introduced to in 2020 is Good Molecules. They are available via the Beautylish website and aim to make skincare affordable while putting the focus on ingredients backed up by science. Sound familiar? Yes, it is yet another brand following The Ordinarys footsteps, but this time with a more colourful and fun packaging.

Now I still prefer the sleek black and white packaging from The Inkey List (I reviewed their Oat Cleansing Balm last month), but that is down to personal taste. The Good Molecules Niacinamide Brightening Toner (Review) and the Good Molecules Daily Brightening Serum (Review) did convince me, and that is what ultimately counts.


Morning skincare routine for spring
Essential part of my mornings: A cup of tea!


Skincare Basics

As you guys seem to enjoy them I shared both my Updated Morning Skincare Routine in April, addressing the change in weather, and my Updated Evening Skincare Routine with Tretinoin (which admittedly has not changed too much).

I did however introduce a product with Tranexamic Acid, which seems to be the latest and greatest ingredient when it comes to fighting hyperpigmentation and took the opportunity to dive into the studies available on its skin brightening properties (which you can read here).


Link Love

I don´t have much to share – not because there weren´t enough amazing articles, I am sure there was a wealth of them – but because I didn´t have time to read them. One that I didn´t miss and found very helpful was Siobhans tips for fake tanning. As someone that struggles with applying tan without looking like a Dalmatian there was a lot for me to learn.

Please tell me: What have you been up to in March?

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