What are the main problems for well aging? | Well aging with Doctor Anne

If we talk about well aging, we need to define what that actually means. And while this definition will be slightly different for everyone, there are a few key components that are part of the aging process that we all need to be aware of. (More info: Recent realizations about the importance of well aging)     After all aging happens to all of us every day, it isn’t that we have a choice. So which main problems do we face while aging? Despite my love for skincare, I am…

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The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment – Controversy | Doctors Review

21ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST WERE PURCHASED MYSELF AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   When The Inkey List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment was launched there was so much controversy, I almost didn’t buy it. Certified “Clean by Sephora” in December 2020 and featuring Succinic Acid as name giving ingredient it seemed to be part of a move away from science-driven products and towards questionable marketing by a brand that I, as has been made abundantly clear…

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Dr Sam Flawless Daily Sunscreen SPF 50 – Why I am not a fan | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO:  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    There are no rules in skincare. Guidelines and suggestions, yes, but almost no hard rules. Except this one: If you don’t apply enough product, you will not get the sun protection claimed on the bottle. (More info: How much sunscreen do you really need?)     And “enough product” is usually more than you would have thought. So it is handy that…

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Angular Cheilitis – when the corners of your mouth are painful and sore | Ask Doctor Anne

A few weeks ago, suddenly out of nowhere, the right corner of my mouth started to hurt. It was cracked, sore, painful – I had Angular cheilitis or stomatitis angularis or perleche or however you want to call it. Wow, that did hurt whenever I tried to open my mouth wide enough to eat or speak.   As this is something I had to deal with quite often when I started Tretinoin (it is associated with strong retinoids and especially Accutane), I figured I’d use this as a reminder to…

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Zelens Power D Fortifying & Restoring Vitamin D Serum Concentrate

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST WERE PURCHASED MYSELF AND LINKS USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   I tend to talk about skincare that is more on the affordable side on this channel, and the Zelens Power D Fortifying & Restoring Vitamin D Serum Concentrate definitely does not fall into this category. It is part of the Zelens Vitamin Alphabet featuring Power A to Power E, but while A, B, C and E are pretty common ingredients in skincare,…

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Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner – Weird Stuff! | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO:  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 I first looked at the Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner, I thought the packaging was the weirdest thing I had ever seen. It has a twist up cap that doesn’t come off, but simply allows you to pour out product. Very technical for the lack of a better word, and not something I have seen a lot of used in skincare.  …

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Holy Grail skincare – my best products of 2021 | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINK USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER In 2019 I started a new series that I called “Holy Grail skincare – the products I would immediately repurchase if all my skincare disappeared overnight”. It is basically my ideal skincare routine, the basics I wouldn’t want to be without, and every year I take stock and see if anything has changed compared to the years before. (More info: Holy Grail…

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End of Year Beauty Empties 2021 – Skin Hair and Makeup | Doctor Anne

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: SOME PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINK USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER Welcome to one of my oldest traditions – an Empties video to close the year. Out with the old, in with the new if you want!   As now is the time of reflection I use this to look back at my first YouTube video ever, which dates back to December 2015 –I will link it here and if you still have…

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Setting goals for well aging – Here is who inspires me! | Doctor Anne

After releasing my blog post on the pillars of well-aging, talking about all the other things rather than skin care that I want to explore in order to age healthy, I was hit hard in the face by the reality of returning to my day job during what feels like the 300th wave of the pandemic. (More info: How living through 2020 has changed me) And I knew myself well enough to realize that if I didn’t take drastic measures to keep me on track, I would end up hunched…

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Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturizer | Doctors Review

ADVERTISEMENT INFO: THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST ARE PR (GIFTED) AND LINK USED ARE AFFILIATE LINKS. I RECEIVED NO MONEY TO WRITE THE BLOGPOST. PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER   Finding the right moisturizer when your skin is oily and acne-prone is a struggle, I know that, so I had high hopes that Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturizer  could be the one. You know I need a formula that is light so it doesn’t make me feel suffocated, yet enough to soothe my Tretinoin irritated skin in winter, and that sounds exactly…

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