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What are exosomes and why are they in my skincare? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   What are exosomes and what are they doing in my skincare? That is what we are going to discuss today, alongside the question if they are worth spending as much money as they currently cost.     First of all though, exosomes are a great example for the speed science is developing. Back in my days at uni I already learned…

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Is your skin purging or just breaking out? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   I often get questions like “I have started using this new Q10-Serum from XYZ and now I get lots of breakouts on my chin – is this purging or should I stop the product?” that make me realize that skin purging is a thing we really need to talk about. Because while certain types of skincare products can cause your skin…

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Natural Moisturizing Factors – What are they? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Hydrated skin is really important for optimal barrier function and exfoliation, and I bet you already know that humectants play an important role in achieving that. But while you might be familiar with Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin already, have you heard of Natural Moisturizing Factors?     Today I want to talk about what they are, where they come from and…

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Milia – Prevention and Treatment | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO:  LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Tiny white bumps on your face that look like whiteheads, but no matter what you try, you can’t pop them? Most likely those are Milia, and while you shouldn’t squeeze anything you have on your face, with Milia it is an especially bad idea.     But what are they, why do they appear and how can you successfully treat them? We will talk about all that today. And as always…

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How do I get rid of perioral dermatitis? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   How do I get rid of my perioral dermatitis? Can you recommend skincare products for perioral dermatitis? Can you take a look at that stubborn rash around my mouth that just doesn’t seem to go away? I get quite a few of these questions, so today let’s take a closer look at perioral dermatitis!     What is it? Why do you get it? And most importantly: How do you get…

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Aquaporins and their function in skincare | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Maybe you have stumbled across Aquaporins in skincare through the various flashy headlines, claiming they offer “Hydration boost on a cellular level”, are the “new it ingredient to supercharge skincare formulas” and offer “deeper hydration than just a moisturizer”.     I certainly did, and as they are marketed specifically at dry and aging skin, I figured it was about time we took a closer look at Aquaporins and their role…

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Dark arm pits? Everything you need to know about hyperpigmentation on the body | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   We have talked in length about hyperpigmentation already, mainly about the one that affects the face. But what about other areas of the body? What about hyperpigmentation on the knees, back and stomach? How about dark patches on your thighs and underarms?     Are they different in prevention and treatment? This is what I want to talk about today! Do…

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The benefits of Licorice Root Extract for hyperpigmentation explained | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   In my recent blogpost on the 10 best ingredients to fight hyperpigmentation I realized that two mentioned didn’t have a dedicated video yet – Licorice Root Extract and Kojic Acid. (More info: The ten best ingredients to fight hyperpigmentation) Time to change that, especially now that many of us are struggling with leftover pigmentation from our summer holidays, starting with Licorice…

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The 10 best ingredients to fight hyperpigmentation | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Just like the seasons change, so does the focus in my skincare routine, and when fall approaches, my main concern is fighting hyperpigmentation. So today let’s talk about the best ingredients to do that and why you usually need more than one thing to make those stubborn spots fade!   What is your main skin concern at the moment – hyperpigmentation…

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Microneedling – Is it safe and effective? | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   I have talked about different procedures you can do in the office and at home, but so far never touched on microneedling. One of the reasons for that was that I never had it done professionally and am not a big fan of microneedling at home for reasons I will talk about later on.     But first, let’s talk about…

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