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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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Sunscreen for the hair – Why you need it and what you can use | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST USES AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER. Yes, I will talk about some products and the ingredients that protect your hair from the sun and its UV-rays in this blogpost, but it will not be my main focus – you will understand why and what else there is you can do in a bit.     But before we get into the details of sun protection for hair, let’s talk a little bit about why it is actually important…

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Benzene – a human carcinogen found in sunscreen! What now? | Ask Doctor Anne

The cancer-causing chemical Benzene was found in many different sunscreens – that was the headline that made my DMs explode when I was on a supposedly chilled family hiking vacation in Bavaria. A trip where I, obviously, packed a ton of sunscreens to slather myself and the kids in every single day.       So did I immediately throw those bottles away? Of course not. Did I still apply sunscreen like I used to? Of course I did! Does that mean I don’t think it is an issue? No,…

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Sunscreen pills – Everything you need to know about oral sun protection | Ask Doctor Anne

Sunscreen pills – I admit I hadn’t even heard about them until recently, when quite a few people started asking me whether I would recommend oral sun protection.     A quick search revealed that not only sunscreen pills (although they go by a different name, we will get to that later) are very much a thing, but that they are also easily available in Germany. So what are they and what do I think about them? I did my research!     Sunscreen pills, also known as oral sun…

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How to reapply sunscreen over makeup – 5 different ways | Ask Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE IT. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER.   You have made a habit of wearing sunscreen daily, you have figured out which filters work best for your skin type and you know how much exactly you need to cover your face and neck (if not have a read here), and now on top of that you are told you need to reapply regularly? Even over the full face of makeup you wear to the office?     How exactly…

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How much sunscreen do you really need for your face and neck? | Ask Doctor Anne

Now that we have talked about the different forms of sunscreen, the best one for sensitive skin and the importance of UVA protection, it is time to talk about the most important things:     How much sunscreen do I need for my face and neck? How often do I need to reapply? And: What about my Vitamin D levels? These were among the questions I got quite frequently, so I decided to dedicate a whole video to that topic. As always you need to adapt what I say to…

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What are the best sunscreens for sensitive or acne-prone skin – Chemical or physical? Ask Doctor Anne

After I wrote my blogpost on the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen, there was of course the question: “Which one is the best sunscreen for my acne-prone or sensitive skin?” As always the answer is a deeply unsatisfying That depends, but what can I say? It´s complicated!     I am only briefly going to touch on the „natural vs chemical“ debate that thankfully rarely appears in my comments – everything is a chemical. But I quickly wanted to address the „chemical filters are absorbed in your bloodstream and…

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Chemical, physical and mineral sunscreen – What is the difference? Ask Doctor Anne

You know I go on and on about the importance of wearing sunscreen all year round, but I get that when summer is here, that topic gets more and more attention. So I asked you guys if you had any questions you wanted me to answer. And yes, you had indeed! So let´s get to the first one: What is the difference between mineral, chemical and physical sunscreen? And is one better than the other?     Sadly the different kinds of suncreen divide the online community up to a…

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Alpha-H Dawn to Dusk SPF 50+ Serum – Vampires | Doctors Review

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 admit I am here for the play of words in the new Alpha-H Dawn to Dusk SPF 50+ Serum name. Even though it means I constantly say Dusk till Dawn when talking about it, but what can I say? I was 17 when that film was released, and boy was I impressed.     Tattooed George Clooney, Salma Hayek with…

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The Inkey List 1% Retinol Serum – Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution | Doctors Review

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   When launching their Supersolutions, a product line called “highly specialized and clinically proven skincare for people who have a persistent, stubborn skincare challenge”, they also came out with The Inkey List Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution, a 1% Retinol serum.     I find the naming a little confusing – I never know if I should call it Scar, mark and…

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