Labor Day Sale Starts Now!

We know how hard you work, so why not begin your Labor Day indulgence a little early with our fabulous Labor Day sale? All your favorite Atopalm products at 20% off. Can you think of a better reward? We sure can’t! Just use code LABOR2014 at checkout to receive 20% off your order.

You could go for our top-selling products like Intensive Moisturizing Cream or Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam, or choose a travel-friendly skin care product like our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes and BB Cream. Whatever you choose, you’ll be receiving 20% off your Atopalm order in honor of Labor Day.

Plus, receive free shipping with any $50+ order or “level up” to get the best deal bundle of all: spend $75 or more (after your discount) and you’ll receive…

This incredible deal bundle is only available through Labor Day 2014 (9/1), so be sure to place your order before it’s too late. Use code LABOR2014 at checkout to claim your savings, then leave us a comment here to tell us what you scored during the Labor Day sale!

Featured Question: How to Treat Dry Hands

You ask, we answer! Today’s Featured Question was sent to us via 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!

Today’s question is one I’m sure we can all relate to at one time or another. Jennifer N. contacted us on Facebook to ask, “My hands are stupid. Every time I wash my hands, I immediately have to apply lotion or get they dry enough I can’t move them without pain. As a mom this is just insane as I wash my hands so much!! Any solutions?”

I feel your pain, Jennifer! I’m also a mom, and sometimes the dry skin on my hands is distracting enough that I have trouble falling asleep or accomplishing simple tasks. Thankfully, we can combat dry hands with just a few simple steps!

First off, let’s look at why hand washing can cause dry hands. When washing their hands, most people opt to use a soap and warm or even hot water. This is a terrible combination! You see, soaps and hot water can both strip the skin of its lipid layer, which is responsible for keeping the skin moisturized.

Harsh soaps like sodium lauryl/laureth sulfated (often referred to as SLS) strip away the skin’s protective oils, leaving the skin vulnerable to dryness, cracking and discomfort. Even if you purchase a hand soap that claims to be gentle or “made with natural ingredients”, it may still contain SLS. Next time you’re at the store, take a look at your hand soap options; you’ll find that most, if not all, contain this harsh ingredient.

In addition to strong cleansing agents, many soaps also contain anti-bacterial actions. While an anti-bacterial hand soap can go a long way toward preventing illness, it can also do a number on your skin, especially when combined with hot water and stripping cleansers.

Hot water likewise strips away the protective lipid layer while simultaneously causing the blood vessels below the skin’s surface to dilate, which encourages blood flow and fluid loss. You can see how this worsens the problem! The combo of hot water and soap leaves the hands feeling completely stripped.

This issue is worse in winter when harsh weather contributes to the problem, but it can be experienced year-round, especially by those who already suffer from dry, sensitive skin. But, fear not! There is an answer.

The first step is obvious; wash hands only in cold water, or tepid at its warmest. This will prevent the stripping of your lipid layer while also preventing fluid loss. Secondly, choose a natural hand soap that’s free of SLS and other harsh cleansers. There are great hand soaps out there that use coconut cleansers, castile soap, and similar alternatives to SLS!

If you’re still feeling dry after washing your hands, turn to our Moisturizing Hand Treatment. Luxurious yet lightweight, this excellent hand moisturizer contains our patented MLE, an ingredient which actually restores the lipid layer! That means that if your lipid layer is compromised by hand washing, our hand cream will actually replenish and support it, restoring comfort and balance to the hands.

If you’ve never tried our hand lotion, you’re really missing out. It is by far and away the best hand lotion around; plus, it provides exceptional anti-aging skin care actions!

Even if you don’t suffer from dry skin or sensitive skin, our Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the perfect choice for keeping your hands looking and feeling their best.

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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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