Hemorrhoid Relief with Atopalm

We know this isn’t a glamorous subject, but with hemorrhoids affecting roughly half of all adults, it’s a common enough ailment that it deserves attention! Itchy and painful, hemorrhoids are miserable to experience; thankfully, they can be properly cared for with our OTC hemorrhoid treatment.

Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. They can be caused by straining, increased pressure, extended periods of standing or sitting, and are very common during and after pregnancy.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include bleeding during bowel movements, as well as pain, discomfort, itching, irritation, swelling or lumps around the anus. Most of the time, hemorrhoids can be treated with at-home and over-the-counter options and simple lifestyle changes.

If your hemorrhoids are mild to moderate, the first course of action is to combat their cause. Avoid sitting for extended periods of time, especially on the toilet. Increase fiber intake to avoid straining on the toilet, and be sure to drink extra water to keep things running smoothly. It is also very important to go when the urge strikes; waiting to use the bathroom will only make hemorrhoids worse.

To treat hemorrhoids at home, an over-the-counter product is the perfect place to start. Our Hemorrhoidal Ointment uses three targeted active ingredients, as well as soothing and effective inactive ingredients, to temporarily relieve itching and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.  Plus, with a $5.99 price tag, it’s an affordable alternative to pricey drug store options.

When to see a doctor for hemorrhoids depends on your history of hemorrhoids; however, as a general rule of thumb, rectal bleeding of any kind always warrants a visit to the doctor. If hemorrhoids are confirmed, it’s a good idea to see a doctor if they are bleeding more than usual, very painful, or don’t improve with OTC medicine. Lastly, get emergency care if you notice excessive bleeding, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness.

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PLEASE NOTE that our advice is not meant to replace that of a doctor’s. We are not medical professionals and always advise the council of a doctor.

Summer Skin Care: BB Cream

Sure, we may be a little biased, but we LOVE our Atopalm BB Cream! It’s great year-round, but here’s what makes it a summer skin care essential for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin, dry skin, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

  1. It moisturizes skin with our proprietary MLE, an ingredient which perfectly mimics the skin’s natural lipid layer. MLE both replenishes and supports the lipid layer to decrease symptoms of dryness, sensitivity, and discomfort.
  2. It protects with skin care antioxidants and a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Vitamin E and arbutin provide the antioxidant effects while also conditioning and nourishing the skin. The SPF 20 sunscreen shields against both UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays to achieve maximum protection.
  3. It perfects skin with natural-looking mineral pigment. These minerals blend effortlessly with your skin’s natural color to camouflage the appearance of uneven skin tone, blemishes, and even sun damage. The best part is that these mineral pigments won’t interfere with the health and workings of your skin!Many experts recommend mineral makeup for those with rosacea and eczema. Oftentimes, women with those skin conditions are unable to use makeup without irritation. Mineral makeup changes that by offering a gentle alternative to traditional makeup formulations. Our BB Cream is available in both Light and Medium shades, and can be blended with any other pure makeup foundation to achieve your ideal hue.

We recommend that you use our beauty balm daily to keep skin moisturized, protected, and perfected. Use it layered with our other moisturizing products for maximum results, or use it alone when you’re short on time or on-the-go! It’s the perfect product to throw in your carry-on luggage, camping pack, or weekend suitcase.

You don’t have to take our word for how great this products is — check out a recent BB Cream Review over at Eyeliner on a Cat!

Buy one, get one FREE! Because we so sincerely believe that our BB Cream is a must-have for summer, we’ve brought back our popular BB Cream BOGO sale! Simply add two BB Creams to your cart and use code BBBOGO at checkout to get one completely free. It’s our way of letting you know that we truly care about you and the health of your skin.

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Get Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes FREE!

freewipesEvery once in a while, a truly great deal comes around. This is one of those deals. For a limited time only, we’re offering our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes for FREE (normally $12.99) with your purchase of our customer favorite Intensive Moisturizing Cream. That’s two of our top selling Atopalm products for the price of one.

If you’ve never used Intensive Moisturizing Cream, you’re in for a treat. Formulated with our proprietary MLE, Intensive Moisturizing Cream deeply and thoroughly replenishes moisture within the skin. It actually restores and protects the skin’s lipid layer, allowing the skin to regain healthy function, which in turn minimizes irritation, redness, and discomfort associated with dry skin and sensitive skin types. The result is perfectly moisturized and radiant skin.

Your free product is our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These pre-saturated wipes contain gentle cleansing agents and, once again, our fantastic MLE, as well as antioxidant vitamin E and botanical extracts and oils. All of these fabulous ingredients form a cocktail that thoroughly purifies and refreshes the skin while drenching it in lasting moisture and protection against environmental aggressors.

Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes are great anytime, anywhere, but are especially helpful during summer on weekend getaways, camping trips, and swimming days. This secret sale is only for our email, blog and social media followers, and can only be accessed through our special link…If this deal sounds like a steal to you (it is!), shop the BOGO deal now >>

Featured Question: How to Treat Scalp Psoriasis

You ask, we answer! Today’s Featured Question was sent to us on Facebook; if you have a question regarding skin care, beauty, dry skin, or skin care conditions, please leave us a comment here or Like us and ask on our Facebook page!

Corrie C. says, “I have plaque psoriasis on my scalp. It has only ever gone away when I’ve been put on steroids for other things. What are the best products to use? How often should I wash my hair? You’d think I’d know what to do after 30+ years, but because it’s under my hair I just pretend it doesn’t exist…”

Scalp psoriasis affects roughly half of those who suffer from psoriasis in general. Like Corrie mentions, it’s easy to ignore scalp psoriasis since it’s relatively hidden by the hair, but the discomfort remains and visible signs can appear at the drop of a hat. (Pun slightly intended!)

Like most forms of psoriasis, scalp psoriasis appears as raised, red, and scaly patches of skin. Sometimes it only affects one or two areas; other times, it’s the entire scalp, and may even include the forehead, neck, and ears. Other symptoms of scalp psoriasis include dandruff-like flakes, dry scalp, burning sensation, scalp soreness, and hair loss.

When scalp psoriasis is mild, you may not even know you have it. Symptoms are barely noticeable, and the hair covers visible signs of psoriasis. However, for moderate and severe cases, it can be a nightmare. Thick, crusted lesions cause itchiness that begs to be scratched, which can in turn lead to pain, discomfort, and even infection or hair loss.

Treating scalp psoriasis can be trickier than treating psoriasis on other areas of the body thanks to your hair. However, most psoriasis treatments can be used on the scalp, as long as they’re applied at the correct time of day.

Most doctors recommend starting with an over-the-counter product containing FDA-approved medications like salicylic acid or coal tar. The next step would be prescription medications featuring one or both of those ingredients, as well as any number of the following medications:

  • Anathralin
  • Antimicrobials
  • Calcipotriene
  • Steroids
  • Tazarotene

While these prescription medications may help, some of them can be too harsh for sensitive skin and may cause issues in the long-term. That’s why we recommend choosing the best OTC psoriasis treatment you can find — Psoriapalm Lotion.

Psoriapalm Lotion features 2% salicylic acid for the treatment of psoriasis. It can be used to treat psoriasis on the body and face, but also makes an excellent scalp psoriasis treatment. Applied directly to the scalp before you go to sleep, Psoriapalm Lotion works to soften and heal psoriasis-afflicted skin.

In addition to salicylic acid, it also contains the incredible super-ingredient known as MLE. MLE, or multi-lamellar emulsion, is able to flawlessly mimic the skin’s natural lipid layer, which allows it to restore the skin’s healthy barrier function. For psoriasis-sufferers, this means less irritation and scaling. MLE, alongside salicylic acid, is what makes Psoriapalm Lotion so effective for use on all psoriasis, including scalp psoriasis.

To treat scalp psoriasis with non-greasy Psoriapalm Lotion, simply apply it directly to the scalp before you go to bed. Make sure to have a dedicated pillowcase for use after treatment in case some of the product transfers. In clinical studies, Psoriapalm Lotion caused a 72% reduction in visible scaling, a 53% reduction in plaque elevation, and a 47% reduction in skin redness. It also improves overall irritation and beauty, allowing the return of your comfort and confidence.

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Auto Ship with Atopalm

Would you like to save time, hassle, AND money in one simple step? Atopalm’s Auto Ship Program will do just that, plus it’ll make sure that you never miss a day of caring for your skin.

Our auto ship program is easy. All you do is add your favorite auto ship eligible products to your shopping cart and place an initial auto ship order. From then on, you’ll receive those products once a month. It’s that easy! If at any time you need to make changes to your auto ship status, you’re able to do so using your atopalm.com account.

What are the benefits of auto ship with Atopalm? Every one of your auto ship orders is 10% off retail price, and you’ll always receive free shipping on your auto ship orders, even if they don’t total $50 or more. Plus, receiving your favorite products once a month ensures that you’ll never run out of your dry skin care products before receiving your next package.

You can see all of the auto ship-eligible products, plus sign up for the program, on our Atopalm Auto Ship page. If you don’t see all of your favorite products, don’t worry; we’re always adding products to the auto ship program. Let us know which product you’d like to see added!

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GIVEAWAY! Win a FREE Atopalm BB Cream

We’re celebrating summer today with a FREE GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a bottle of our BB Cream in your choice of Light or Medium. Here’s why we’ve declared it our summer skin care essential product:

1) Atopalm BB Cream moisturizes with MLE technology. MLE mimics the skin’s natural lipids to repair a compromised skin barrier, which leads to longer-lasting natural moisture. It’s the perfect way to soothe and strengthen dry, sensitive skin types.

During summer, a proper lipid layer is important because it helps keep skin from becoming dry or irritated by summer irritants like chlorinated water, extremely hot weather, dry winds, and sun damage.

2) Atopalm BB Cream protects the skin with arbutin, skin care antioxidant vitamin E, and broad-spectrum SPF 20. These three “shields” help to neutralize free radicals while preventing sun damage like sunburn, sun spots, and more.

3) Atopalm BB Cream perfects the skin with gentle mineral pigments. The easily blended hue events and brightens the complexion while providing a natural-looking finish. It allows the natural beauty of your skin to shine through as it camouflages imperfections, leaving you with healthy-looking skin.

BB Cream can be used in lieu of a heavier foundation, or it can be blended with your preferred foundation to provide extra coverage and protection.

WIN BB CREAM NOW!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite Atopalm product is, or which product you’re hoping to try. Our winner will be randomly selected from the comments on this post. Please be sure to include your email address so we can notify you and set up your shipment. Good luck!

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES!
In addition to entering with a simple blog post comment, you can earn one extra entry every day by sharing a link to this post on Facebook or Twitter. When you share the link, leave another comment on this post letting us know you shared! The giveaway will run through the end of Monday the 21st, so you have plenty of time to earn extra entries.

Last but not least…Even if you’re not our lucky winner, you can still take advantage of our awesome BB Cream buy one, get one FREE sale! Add your two BB Creams to your cart and use the code BBBOGO at checkout.

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Dry and Sensitive Skin Care Tips for Summer

For dry skin sufferers, winter weather tends to be the “bad guy” that beats up sensitive skin with dry climates and harsh winds. But, did you know that summertime weather also does its best to attack dry, sensitive skin? Here are our tips for keeping your dry, sensitive skin healthy and comfortable all summer long.

Stay Cool
Keeping cool is a must for sensitive skin sufferers, especially those with rosacea. Keeping the body — and skin — cool will help prevent excess redness and flushing, but it will also prevent sweating which can further irritate skin. (More on that in a minute!)

There are many simple ways to stay cool. The obvious is to stay indoors or at least in covered, shady areas. If that’s not possible, try to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin from direct sunlight. As a last defense, spritz your skin with water throughout the day to cool its surface temperature.

Another way to keep cool is to use the Enduracool Cooling Towel. Recently partnered with Atopalm, the Cooling Towel is able to get cool and stay cool for hours, allowing you to have an effective cooling device at your fingertips. Learn more about the Cooling Towel here!

Stay Clean
As I mentioned above, sweat can irritate sensitive skin. Sweat in and of itself is not an irritant; however, for sensitive skin sufferers, it can cause itching and discomfort as it dries, leaving skin feeling worn, tight, and tired.

The easiest way to prevent sweat-related irritation is to stay clean. After exercising, swimming, or simply spending time outdoors in the heat and sun, give your skin a little cleanse with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These travel-friendly wipes gently clean skin and give it a dose of moisturizing MLE, leaving it feeling refreshed and protected against the adverse effects of sweat.

For a limited time only, you can receive a FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and a FREE pack of our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes with any $75+ purchase! This duo is a must-have for dry and sensitive skin care during summer. Available only while supplies last!

Stay Moisturized
If you’re refreshing with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, your skin will be getting the great moisturizing benefits of MLE and other ingredients. However, if you find your skin needing that extra boost of moisture, the newest Atopalm skin care product is for you.

Moisture Mist is a fast and easy way to deliver rich moisture to the skin. It’s perfect for extremely dry skin types that need a pick-me-up midday, as well as for all skin types after they’ve lost moisture from summer play. It makes a great post-shave treatment, after sun soother, skin refresher and more. We have fallen head over heels in love with our new product, and you will, too!

Make sure to add Moisture Mist to your next Atopalm order, and don’t forget to reach that $75 level to get your FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, plus free shipping!

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