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Korean Skin Care Regimen by Atopalm

Korean skin care has been on the rise for a long time now, but what makes it so special? Here’s a look at why Korean skin care products and a Korean skin care regimen may be just what your skin needs.

  1. Atopalm Korean skin care uses gentle ingredients that won’t strip or damage the skin. Many other leading formulas achieve “results” by using harsh ingredients which stress the skin into exhibiting false improvement, only to then throw the skin off its normal balance. Atopalm products work to support the skin’s natural, healthy functions to create beauty and comfort from within.
  2. Korean skin care regimens focus on pampering and caring for the skin. Emphasis is placed on treating the skin kindly, both with ingredients and the actual application process. Skin isn’t tugged or scrubbed; rather, it’s massaged and loved!
  3. Korean skin care products are used religiously. Once a regimen is built, it is followed every day. This dedication is essential to great results, as well as maintaining the healthy skin you’ve worked to achieve.

Atopalm has been the #1 skin care for sensitive skin in Korea for ten consecutive years, and has been awarded the KBPI Golden Brand seal for sensitive skin. So while the Korean skin care regimen is becoming popular, Atopalm has been leading the pack in its home country, making it the ideal choice for someone who is ready to take their skin seriously.

Learn more about Korean skin care and learn our special Atopalm Korean skin care regimen over on the site!

Click here for our Atopalm Korean skin care regimen step-by-step guide

Eat Right for Your Skin Type: Acne-Prone Skin

Although Atopalm caters to dry, sensitive skin types, many of our customers also experience acne breakouts! Skin dryness is actually a cause of acne, and keeping skin properly hydrated and protected can keep breakouts at bay.

Another way to keep skin clear and healthy? Eating well. A poor diet is a well-known trigger for blemishes and even oily skin, so check out these skin care tips for how to eat right for your acne-prone skin type.

Do Eat:

Fish and flaxseed
Besides sounding like a hipster restaurant, fish and flaxseed go together because they’re both high in omega-3 fatty acids. The common western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to increase inflammation, a common trigger for acne. Instead, up your omega-3s to balance things out.

Green tea
Studies have shown that EGCG, a potent antioxidant found in green tea, is capable of reducing the size of sebaceous glands, as well as diminishing sebum production. Since those with acne typically have enlarged sebaceous glands and higher sebum (oil) production, the belief is that diminishing those things will lead to clearer skin.

A second study used an 8-week randomized, split-face clinical trial to test whether EGCG could help clear acne. The results showed a significant improvement in acne appearance when using EGCG, making green tea a great dietary choice, or topical application, for acne-prone and oily skin types.

Oysters
If you haven’t tried oysters yet, now may be the time! Many studies have shown that zinc may help reduce the appearance of acne, and that food sources are the best way to get more zinc in your life. Guess which food has high levels of zinc? That’s right, oysters!

Good news, though; toasted wheat germ, roast beef, pumpkin seeds, and dried watermelon seeds also boast high zinc levels, so you may be able to get away without the oyster shots.

Source: flickr.com user Lilia Ann
Source: flickr.com user Lilia Ann

Fresh juice
We all know that fruits and veggies help keep us healthy, but sometimes it’s hard to eat the recommended amount. That’s why fresh juice is so great! Add some dark, leafy greens, berries, and citrus to your juicer or high-powered blender, and let the produce’s beta-carotenes help control oil production and inflammation.

Probiotics
It’s becoming more and more obvious that gut health is related to whole body health, and that inflammation is the villain in most poor health stories. Eating healthfully is extremely important when it comes to gut health, but another high priority is making sure to consume probiotics.

One study showed that intestinal microflora may have a direct affect on whole body inflammation, including acne inflammation. Similarly, another study showed that those with acne were more likely to have toxins within their gut. The belief now is that gut health is indeed directly related to skin health, and that prebiotics and probiotics are essential to both.

You can boost your probiotics consumption by eating high-quality yogurt (no sugar added is preferable), keifir, dark chocolate, microalgae, sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, and kombucha tea.

Now that we’ve taken a look at things you can eat to help your skin, check out this list of foods to avoid if you have acne-prone skin.

Don’t Eat:

Cow’s milk
Many studies have shown a link between cow’s milk consumption and increased acne, but scientists haven’t pinpointed the exact reason why. One theory is that cow’s milk spikes blood sugar and insulin levels, which increase inflammation and skin oil, both risk factors for acne breakouts.

Another theory is that, because commercial milk often comes from pregnant cows, it contains hormones that can trigger unhealthy sebum levels and skin cell overgrowth, both things that lead to clogged pores.

Lastly, milk allergy can actually present itself in the form of skin conditions such as acne and even eczema. While cow’s milk may not be the cause of your acne, it’s worth eliminating it for a time (4-6 weeks) to see if your skin improves.

Sugar
This one is kind of a no-brainer since sugar is linked to many health issues. One thing that sets sugar apart is that a sugar-related breakout often occurs within a day or even hours of spiking your blood sugar with a high amount of sugar at once. This means that you’ll probably be fine eating a small amount of sugar any given day, but that soda and candy bar combo is a no-go. (It should be anyway, but I digress.)

High-glycemic foods
High glycemic foods are foods which break down quickly after being eaten. They raise blood sugar levels similarly to sugar, and also trigger hormone fluctuations and inflammation. These foods include white and refined carbs, like white bread, boxed cereals, pretzels, chips, etc. Instead, choose complex, low-glycemic carbs like product and whole grains.

Artificial food
Artificial colors and flavors cause similar issues to the ones linked with high-glycemic foods. They increase your risk of inflammation and hormonal imbalance, both of which are directly tied to breakouts and other skin issues.

Fast food
Fast food is an interesting one, because it all comes down to inflammation. Greasy fast food has already been shown to increase any inflammation-related conditions (including asthma!) so it’s a given that it would increase your risk of acne breakouts. If you must hit a drive-through, try a salad instead of the fries.

What about chocolate?
Does eating chocolate cause acne, or is that an old wives tale? Well, the jury’s actually sill out on that one. First it was said to certainly increase your risk of a breakout, then it was thought that chocolate didn’t have an impact – negative or positive – at all. THEN it was said to actually help acne! And now? One recent study showed it may slightly increase your risk, but the study was small and more evidence is needed.

Our advice? Eat chocolate like you would any other indulgence — moderately, and as part of an otherwise healthy and balanced diet.

Eat Right for Your Skin Type: Sensitive Skin

When it comes to sensitive skin, treating your symptoms holistically is one of the most effective ways to keep outbreaks at bay. And when we say holistically, we don’t mean using wooden necklaces to magically heal symptoms! We mean holistic in the literal sense — by looking at the system as a whole, rather than treating bits and pieces of the body.

Sensitive skin and diet have been proven to have a strong connection. Just ask someone with a food allergy who deals with eczema, or a person who avoids spicy foods as to not set off their rosacea. If you have sensitive skin, eating right for your skin type is just as important as choosing the right skin care products.

If you have sensitive skin, it is more reliable to avoid certain foods rather than eat certain foods. You may find that some foods help your sensitive skin, but as you’re getting started, try cutting out the following foods to see if your skin condition improves.

Source: flickr.com user takeitez
Source: flickr.com user takeitez

Dairy
Dairy is a common trigger food, especially for eczema. You don’t have to be lactose intolerant to avoid dairy — dairy allergies are entirely different, but just as legitimate. Whey and casein (milk proteins) are usually the allergy culprits, so also avoid food products made with those ingredients. Great dairy alternatives include nut milks, rice milk, coconut milk, and hemp milk.

Wine
There’s probably a lot of groaning for this one, but it’s important. The tannins found in wine (especially red wine) can be a skin irritant, especially for those with rosacea. Wine tannins can cause skin flushing and hives, and is also a dehydrator. White wine might be ok in small amounts, but be sure to be aware of how your skin is looking and feeling after you indulge.

Additives
Artificial colors, preservatives, artificial flavors, MSG…Additives are unhealthy for the system, so they’re unhealthy for your skin. Canned, frozen, and boxed foods generally contain additives, but you also have to watch out for foods masquerading as healthy but hiding a list of additives. These foods can include yogurt, diet snacks, and so much more.

Gluten
True, being gluten-free has become very popular in the last few years, but that doesn’t mean that genuine gluten allergies don’t exist. Celiac disease causes people to be unable to eat gluten without suffering from awful symptoms, including itchy, blistering rashes called dermatitis herpetiformis. Even those without celiac disease can have a gluten intolerance, which can cause skin issues like acne and eczema.

Eggs
Egg whites (and sometimes the yolk) can cause a skin rash by triggering your body’s histamine response. Sometimes this reaction happens within minutes of eating an egg, while other times you may not notice a rash until hours later. In extreme reactions, the rash will turn into hives and you’ll have a full-blown allergic reaction on your hands. If you suspect eggs to be causing your skin issues, remove them from your diet for two weeks and see if your skin condition improves.

Avoiding common foods is certainly inconvenient, but seeing your skin regain health, beauty, and comfort will be the incentive you need to stick with it.

ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST for moisturizing

 

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아토팜 리얼 베리어 에센스 미스트

ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST

 

안녕하세요. 뷰티블로거 쭈 입니다.

Hello. I’m a beauty blogger, JJu.

 

아무래도 외부에 있다 보면 자외선이나 미세먼지, 기타 유해환경 등에 의해

수분을 많이 빼앗기기도 하고 건조해지는 환경으로 인해 피부가 건조해지는데요~

이럴 때, 간편하게 수분 공급을 해주는 것은 필수

When we stay outside, we lose moisture and have dried skin

due to ultraviolet rays, fine dusts, and other harmful environments.

At this time, we need to be simply moisturized.

 

단순히 수분공급만? 나는 수분공급에 피부장벽 보호까지 한다!

Just to be moisturized? I get moisturized and protect the skin barrier at the same time!

 

하지만 단순히 수분만 공급해 주려면 아무거나 사용해도 되겠지만,

수분 공급과 동시에 24시간 동안 수분 방패를 해주는 미스트인

아토팜 리얼 베리어 미스트를 사용해주면

수분 공급은 물론 피부 장벽도 강화를 해준다고 해요.

We can use any products to just be moisturized,

but if we use ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST

that provides moisture and maintains it for 24 hours,

we can be moisturized and protect the skin barrier simultaneously.

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수분 & 영양 동시충전을 위해 흔들어서 사용

Shake it for both moisture & nutrition

 

단순히 칙칙 뿌리는 것이 아니라 수분과 영양을 동시에 충전해주기 위해서

사용하기 전에 흔들어서 사용해주면 된답니다.

For provision of both moisture and nutrition,

we can shake it before using it, not just spray it.

 

리얼 베리어 에센스 미스트는 수분층, 영양층이 나누어져 있는데요~

일반 미스트와는 다르게 즉각적으로 수분감은 물론 영양감도 충전해준답니다.

살짝 오일리 한 느낌이 있는 미스트에요.

ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST is divided into the moisture layer and the nutrition layer.

Not like other products, it provides both moisture and nutrition at the same time.

It feels like a little oily.

 

장시간 촉촉함을 유지해주는 수분 방패 효과

Moisture protection effects to maintain moisture for a long time

 

얼굴에 사용을 하면 방패막이 생기는 듯한 사용감이 드는데요~

지성피부는 살짝 부담스러울 수 있으니 적당량을 사용해주면 좋고,

건성피부는 마음놓고 칙칙 뿌려도 좋을 것 같아요🙂

If we use it on the face, it feels like a protection membrane appears.

Those with oily skin can use a proper amount,

and those with dry skin can use it as they please.

 

영양감이 가득한 텍스처이기 때문에 수정 화장할 때,

얼굴 전체에 뿌려준 다음 티슈로 살짝 눌렀다가 수정 화장을 하면 훨씬 깔끔해진답니다!

수정 화장할 때, 퍼프에 미스트를 뿌려서 사용하는 것도 굿!
As it contains much nutrition,

if we fix our makeup, we can apply it on the whole face and then put some tissue on it.

When we fix our makeup, it also would be good to spray it on some puff.

 

장시간 지속되는 촉촉함

Feeling of moisture that lasts long

 

여름에는 기초를 가볍게 해도 된다고 생각했었는데..

오히려 너~~무 습해서 수분을 모두 빼앗겨버려서

겨울만큼이나 건조한 피부 상태가 되었는데요 T_T

I thought we could neglect a makeup base in summer..

However, it was so humid that I lost all the moisture.

As a result, I got dry skin as I did in winter.

 

그렇다고 수분크림을 여러 겹 덧바르기에 부담스러웠는데,

미스트를 넉넉하게 뿌려준 다음 흡수시켜주니

촉촉함이 오래 유지되더라고요 +_+

However, I hesitated to apply moisture creams in layers.

As I applied a good amount of it and then let it be absorbed,

the feeling of moisture lasted long.

 

실내에 있을 땐 하루 1번 정도 사용을 했고,

외출을 할 때는 환경에 따라 다르지만 식사 후 한 번 정도 뿌려주면 괜찮더라고요🙂

I used it once a day when I stayed indoors,

and when I went outside, I applied it three times a day after eating a meal.

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분사해서 사용하는 리얼베리어 에센스 미스트

Spraying ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST

 

안개분사는 아니지만 안개분사와 거의 흡사하게 굉장히 미세하게 분포되는 편이랍니다.

너무 고와서 사진에도 잘 안 찍힐 정도더라고요.

We can spray it very delicately as if we were spraying a real mist.

As it’s like a real mist, I could hardly take a picture of it.

 

민감성피부인 분들도 부담 없이 사용하기에도 좋고,

안개분사를 좋아하는 분들이 사용하기에도 좋답니다🙂

Those with sensitive skin can use it comfortably,

and those who like to spray a mist can also use it.

 

적당한 사이즈와 두께라서 사용하기에도 편해요.

As its size is appropriate, we can use it conveniently.

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수분 방패처럼 매끈하게!

Smooth for moisture protection!

 

영양감도 한가득! 막을 형성해주는 것처럼 매끈해지는 것을 볼 수 있는데요~

영양감도 느껴지면서 매끈하고 얇은 막을 형성해주니 피부가 보호받는 느낌이 든답니다🙂

A great deal of nutrition! It becomes smooth as it forms a membrane.

We can feel its nutrition, and the smooth and thin membrane protects our skin.

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부드러운 분사력

Smooth spraying

 

위에서도 말씀드렸다시피 굉장히 부드러운 분사력인데요!

그렇기에 메이크업 위에 뿌려도 뭉치거나 밀리거나 하지 않는답니다🙂
As I mentioned above, we can feel its smooth spraying!

Thus, it does not ruin our makeup at all.

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20~30cm 거리에서 사용

Spray it 20~30cm away

 

너무 가까이에서 뿌려주기보다는 20cm 정도 떨어진 상태에서

사용을 해주면 보다 고르게 분포가 된답니다🙂

We can spray it not too close but 20cm away

to apply it evenly.

 

특히 피부가 울긋불긋 열이 올라왔을 때 사용하면 진정 효과를 더 볼 수 있어요.

Especially if we apply it when our skin becomes red, we can ease our skin more effectively.

 

톡톡 두드려주며 흡수를!

Let it be absorbed by tapping!

 

뿌린 다음에 끝이 아니라 피부에 흡수가 될 수 있도록 손바닥 체온으로 꾹꾹 가볍게 늘려준 다음,

손가락 끝으로 톡톡 두드리며 끝까지 흡수시켜주는 게 좋더라고요🙂

We don’t stop at spraying it.

In order to let it be absorbed well, we should rub and tap the applied spot for a while.

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영양가득, 수분가득!

A great amount of nutrition and moisture!

 

얼굴에 뿌려주니 피부가 매끈매끈~!!

건조함은 찾아볼 수 없을 정도로 피부가 건강해보이는데요!

지성피부는 너무 많이 뿌려주면 부담스러울 수 있으니 적당량을 뿌려주는 게 좋답니다🙂

After spraying it to the face, our skin becomes smooth~!!

Our skin looks healthy without dryness!

Those with oily skin should apply a proper amount not to stimulate the skin~!!

 

저는 지성피부라 이것저것 바르기보다는 영양감 있는 화장품을 1단계 정도로 사용하는 것을 좋아하는데요~

토너로 피부 정돈 후, 리얼 베리어 에센스 미스트를 가득 뿌려준 다음

세럼을 발라주면 더운 여름철엔 딱 좋더라고요.

As I have oily skin, I like to apply nutritious cosmetics at a basic level.

In hot summer, I think it is good to apply some toner first, spray a good amount of

ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST, and then apply some serum.

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외출할 때마다 꼭 챙기게 되는 아토팜 리얼 베리어 미스트 에센스!

ATOPALM Real Barrier ESSENCE MIST that we bring with us when we go out!

 

미스트로 수분만 충전하지 말고, 수분과 영양 모두 보충해주세요~

With it, add both moisture and nutrition together~

 

 

Bye~

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Eat Right for Your Skin Type: Dry Skin

Source: flickr.com user Livin' Spoonful
Source: flickr.com user Livin’ Spoonful

Using dry skin care products like the Atopalm MLE, Real Barrier, and 130+ lines are the perfect way to moisturize dry skin from the outside, but what about moisturizing from the inside out? You can support healthy moisture levels from all angles when you eat right for your skin type.

All skin types require proper moisture levels to function properly, but dry skin tends to have the hardest time recovering once its become over-dry. Prevent dry episodes by eating healthful foods that will promote healthy moisture even without your normal skin care routine. Here’s a look at five great foods you can eat if you have dry skin.

Nuts
Loaded with vitamin E, nuts are the perfect skin care food. Vitamin E helps the skin in multiple ways including by protecting against oxidative cell damage and environmental damage like UV rays and pollution. Incorporate nuts into your daily salads or snacks to get a big skin care boost!

Sweet Potatoes
Baked, french-fried, or mashed — sweet potatoes are a dry skin dream. Beta-carotene is the star nutrient of sweet potatoes, and it supports skin in two ways. Beta-carotene can be broken down by the body to become vitamin A, also known as retinol. Vitamin A helps reduce visible signs of skin aging while protecting against skin dryness. Beta-carotene can also offer skin care antioxidant protection to further prevent skin aging, as well as cell damage within the body.

Olive Oil
Heart-healthy (and delicious!) olive oil is a perfect pair for dry skin. Vitamin E offers antioxidant and skin conditioning benefits while omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats work to provide the skin the nutrients it needs to moisturize and protect itself. Olive oil can even help shield your skin against UV rays, and may improve or prevent dry skin conditions like eczema.

Bonus: avocados feature many of the same nutrients as olive oil. A perfect dry skin care snack? Olive oil drizzled over avocado with salt and pepper. YUM!

Water-rich vegetables
Watery veggies like cucumber and celery will have a direct effect on dry skin. These vegetables are high in silica, which boosts moisture and skin elasticity. Antioxidant vitamins including vitamin A and vitamin C also work to calm dryness, combat free radical damage, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Fish
You can strengthen the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss by eating more fish! Omega-3 fatty acids keep the skin moisturized and healthy. You’ll be glowing from the inside out when you incorporate salmon, herring, tuna, and trout into your weekly diet.

Eating right for your skin type is and easy (and delicious way) to support the skin and reinforce your dry skin care Atopalm routine. What’s your favorite dry skin-friendly meal or snack? Share in the comments!

 

Real Barrier Essence Mist

The new Real Barrier line features many deeply moisturizing formulas to add into your current skin care regimen, but there’s one product in particular that’s a must-have for summer skin care.

Real Barrier Essence Mist is a spray-on moisturizer that provides a 24-hour hydrating shield to soothe and protect skin. It’s great for summer use because it can be sprayed on anytime, anywhere. Take it to the beach, on your weekend getaway, or use after sun exposure to support and rehydrate skin.

Hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes skin while MLE reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. Three-Calming Complex uses panthenol madecassoside, and allantoin soothe and calm irritated skin, making it a great product for use on sunburns.

Get Essence Mist now at 30% off while you still have the chance! This great deal won’t be around for much longer, so…

Once You See This You’ll Never Skip Sunscreen Again

 

It’s long been known that ultraviolet light can cause premature aging of the skin, but those changes can take several years of exposure before they become visible. Thomas Leveritt found a way to help people visualize these invisible changes to their skin– special ultraviolet cameras that make otherwise invisible sun damage stand out with almost startling clarity. Subject after subject stands in front of the camera, most with seemingly healthy, youthful-looking skin, only to be shown the truth. “Everyone’s born with good skin,” Leveritt’s video reminds the viewer.

Ultraviolet skin imaging is able to pick up on freckles, age spots, and other changes in skin’s pigment distribution before they become visually apparent to the human eye. These changes are indicators of sun damage– the same kind that leads to wrinkles, a loss of elasticity, and even skin cancer. Because it takes so long for chronic sun damage to become visible to the naked eye, many people forego sunscreen and mistakenly attribute the symptoms of sun damage to the aging process. As Leveritt’s camera shows, just because you can’t see sun damage yet doesn’t mean it isn’t there. That doesn’t mean there isn’t hope, however. “Sunscreen also blocks UV,” the video continues before showing the same subjects again, faces daubed in sunscreen. On ultraviolet cameras, the cream appears completely opaque on their skin.

Sun damaged skin doesn’t have to be an inevitability for anyone. Despite the number of wrinkle reducing or spot-lightening skin treatments out there, prevention in the form of a high SPF sunscreen is still the best bet when it comes to avoiding damaged skin. Unfortunately, many people consider using sunscreen to be time-consuming, easy to forget, and uncomfortable when layered with moisturizer or cosmetics. For adequate, consistent sun protection, multi-tasking products like Atopalm BB Cream incorporate sunscreen into a moisturizer.

Skin Care Myths That Just Won’t Die

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Many DIY skin care recipes that circulate around the internet include ingredients such as sugar and salt. These are physical exfoliants, and while they can help remove dead skin, they do so in a very rough and harmful manner. Using sugar or salt on your skin can create microscopic lacerations that damage the skin. Rather than using harsh scrubs such as these, the best way to exfoliate your skin is gradually over time. For this purpose, gentle products that contain retinol, vitamin C, or AHA are excellent. These products come in many forms, including toners, lotions, and serums, and using them nightly will help your skin regenerate in a healthy and non-damaging manner.

Another common find in DIY skin care recipes is the use of ingredients that have extreme pH. Very acidic ingredients such as lemon and apple cider vinegar do not belong on your face. Neither do very base ingredients such as baking soda or toothpaste. When an ingredient is very acidic or very base, it disrupts the skin’s natural pH levels which is damaging to your skin’s protective lipid barrier. Using recipes or products with improper pH levels can cause your skin to become very dry, dehydrated, and prone to breakouts and irritation. Alcohol is another common skincare ingredient and DIY ingredient that harm your skin’s lipid barrier. Using non-irritating, pH-balanced products is the best choice for your skin’s health.

When shopping for skincare products, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the ingredients list. Although you won’t often find commercial products containing lemon juice, baking soda, or apple cider vinegar, be sure to avoid products with high amounts of ethanol or ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol, and benzyl alcohol. To further protect your skin’s lipid barrier, look for products containing hyaluronic and ceramides, such as Atopalm’s Real Barrier line, as these ingredients help keep moisture in the skin.