Skinimalism – Is a skincare diet the key to healthy skin? | Ask Doctor Anne

Have you heard about Skinimalism? Or maybe the skincare diet? And no, I am not talking about the effects of your diet on your skin (More info: Does your food affect your acne?), I am talking about reducing the amount of skincare products you consume.     Figuratively speaking, obviously, don’t eat our creams. Despite the amount of products I review on here, I am a fan of keeping my actual routine as simple as possible, and today we are going to talk about why I think this is a…

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The different pixi Tonics – which one is best for your skin? | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   One of the most common questions I get in my comments is: Which of the many different pixi Tonics is the one that is best for my skin? And I get where that comes from, after all at the time of me writing this blogpost, there are seven different options available. I have tried and reviewed all but one (somehow the pixi Collagen Tonic never really came to my…

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Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum and Plainet Squalane Oil 100 | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS (PR) AND USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.  So, what’s new from Purito? Or rather, what was new from Purito in the first half of 2021 that I am only now getting around to review because… yeah, because reasons? It is the Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum, not to be confused with their previous Vitamin C serum that contained 10 % Ascorbic Acid. The old one has been discontinued and has been replaced by this…

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The best skincare to use in your 20s – and the mistakes you need to avoid | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER You reached your 20s, you finished school, you may be living on your own, working or going to university. And even though your skin still looks amazing, you might also start to think about establishing a skincare routine to prevent premature aging already. If you do, you have come to the right place, because today I am going to break down what to do (and what NOT to do!) to…

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The Inkey List Tranexamic Acid Night Treatment | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   In my last haul (you can find it here) I showed you The Inkey List Tranexamic Acid Night Treatment, purchased for my sister as part of a skincare routine to target hyperpigmentation. When I looked through the archives though, I realized I still owe you the detailed review!     The only explanation is that I purchased and used it in 2020, when my whole schedule went out of…

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Summer Empties 2021 – Skincare, bodycare and makeup | 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. It has been only a little more than 3 months since I shared my last Empties post with you (you can read it here) – look at me sticking to my quarterly schedule. Not only does that please my inner organisation freak, it also means that the corresponding video is not going to be hours long, fingers crossed you won’t have to sit through more than 10…

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Centella Asiatica Ingredient Spotlight – What are the benefits in skincare? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS AND PR-SAMPLES. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. You know I love talking about skincare ingredients, and I love it even more if there is a good story to go with them. So, did you know where the name “Tiger Grass” comes from? You definitely have heard of the ingredient I refer to, Centella Asiatica, which also goes by the name Cica, Gotu Kola or Asiatic Pennywort.     It has been a staple in Korean Beauty for…

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Chicken skin and strawberry legs? How to deal with Keratosis Pilaris | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Chicken skin, strawberry legs – strange names for the rough and bumpy skin you get at the back of your arms, your legs and sometimes even on your butt. The medical term is Keratosis pilaris – this doesn’t sound any less strange, but exactly describes what it actually is.   So, what does the term Keratosis pilaris actually mean? Who can be affected? How can you get rid of it and, maybe…

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Do you really need a special sunscreen for the lips? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. We talked at length about the best sunscreens for the face, we talked about sunscreen for your hair, is there still a topic we didn’t cover yet? Of course there is – sunscreen for the lips!     But why do your lips need extra sun protection? Are sunburned lips even a thing? And why do I think a dedicated lip product is recommended? All that and my favorite product is what…

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Thank you Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+ | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. I often get asked about different sunscreens from different countries – why are many Korean ones, like the Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence SPF 50+ that I am going to review today, so different to European ones like the La Roche Posay line?     To understand that, we have to take a look at how sunscreen and sunscreen usage was (and in many cases still is) perceived. In…

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