Back to School K-Beauty Hacks for Moms

School’s back in session, which means you’re back to drop off lines and PTA meetings. Don’t let crammed mornings get in the way of taking care of your skin — just turn to these ATOPALM Korean beauty skin care tricks to keep your skin happy, healthy, and beautiful without demanding too much time.

These time-saving formulas can be used on their own if you’re in a rush, or incorporated into a more complete Korean skin care routine when you have more time to spare!

Cleanse with Cleansing Water, ATOPALM’s own water-free cleanser! This formula actually cleans skin without the use of water, meaning you can simply swipe skin to purify it before moving onto your next skin care step! MLE and other moisturizers wrap your skin in its first layer of moisture, making sure you stay far away from the dryness and tightness associated with harsh skin care cleansers.

 

Moisturize with Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream. Formulated once again with MLE, this excellent cream provides your skin with a richer dose of moisture while also perfectly prepping it for makeup application. Think of it as your day cream and makeup primer in one quick step!

 

 

Body care is just as important as face skin care, so don’t forget to treat your shoulders, knees, and toes (and everywhere in between) with Moisturizing Body Lotion. This lush formula features MLE and other skin-boosting ingredients to repair the skin’s natural lipid layer on the entire body.

 

These three go-to formulas may not be a complete Korean beauty regimen, but they sure get the job done when you’re short on time!

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After Sun Skin Care Tips for Dry and Sensitive Skin

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For many people, dry skin ends as soon as winter does! Dry skin during summer is less common than during winter, but for true dry skin sufferers, summer can bring with it a whole new slew of dry and sensitive skin issues.

But there is hope! Here are our tips for keeping your dry, sensitive skin healthy and comfortable all summer long.

 

Keep it Cool
Staying cool is essential for all sensitive skin sufferers, but especially for those with rosacea. Remaining indoors or in the shade will keep skin cooler and help prevent excess redness and flushing. It also helps prevent sweating, which can further irritate skin.

If you live in an area that gets very hot during summer, staying cool might be tricky, but it is possible. The obvious first suggestion is to stay indoors or at least in covered, shady areas. If that’s not possible, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin from direct sunlight, or use a parasol to keep skin shaded. As a last defense, spritz your skin with water throughout the day to cool its surface temperature, or take a quick dip in the pool to reduce your core body temperature. (Just remember to shower and moisturize after!)

Keep it Clean
As previously mentioned, sweat can irritate sensitive skin. Sweat on its own is not an irritant; however, for sensitive skin, sweat can lead to itching and discomfort as it dries. This can leave skin feeling worn, tight, and tired.

The simplest way to prevent sweat-caused irritation is to stay clean. After exercising or spending time in the sun, bathe if you can, or use a wet washcloth to very gently remove excess sweat and cool the skin’s surface. This way, you’ll fully avoid the discomfort and irritation caused by sweat drying on your skin.

Keep it Moisturized
Moisturizing during summer doesn’t provide the same satisfaction as it does during winter. If you’re already hot, your moisturizing cream may feel heavy or cloying. If you head outside immediately after you finish your skin care routine, you may start to sweat through your products.

However, keeping skin moisturized during summer is an absolute must. It allows the skin to maintain its healthy functions, giving it the ability to better protect itself against sun damage. Think of moisturizing like giving the skin the tools it needs to perform its best. Plus, your skin will look and feel healthier, too!

Moisture Mist is a fast and easy way to deliver rich moisture to the skin without feeling too heavy. It’s perfect for extremely dry skin types that need a pick-me-up midday, or for any other skin type after it’s lost moisture from summer play. It makes a great post-shave treatment, after sun soother, skin refresher and more. It makes summer moisturizing a breeze!

 

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the healthier, more comfortable skin all summer long.

 

Best Creams for Summer Skin Irritation

When most people think of summer, they think fun: vacationing, swimming, camping, day trips…It’s difficult to avoid fun during summer!

But for a select few, summer brings with it skin discomfort and inconvenience. If you suffer from a skin condition that is worsened by heat or sun, or if you’re prone to environmental irritation, this post is for you.

The best creams for summer skin irritation are from ATOPALM. Our ATOPALM 130+ line was designed with ultra sensitive skin in mind! Whether you have a chronic skin condition or simply have irritable skin, ATOPALM 130+ can help.

ATOPALM 130+ is a simple line comprised of only two products: Concentrated Intensive Cream and Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol. The line is named ATOPALM 130+ because it contains 30% more active soothing ingredients than our traditional MLE line. That means extra comfort and protection for your ultra dry, sensitive skin.

Here’s a glimpse at the ATOPALM 130+ duo as a whole:

What it Contains:

  • ATOPALM MLE to mimic this skin’s natural lipid barrier
  • Patented plant origin ceramides to bind water to the skin
  • Squalane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, and vitamin E to deeply moisturize and provide anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-septic actions
  • Phytosterols and allantoin to calm and soothe irritated skin
  • Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavenda) Oil to supply a mood-enhancing aroma

What it doesn’t contain:

  • Parabens
  • Ethanol
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Mineral Oil
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • PEG
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Benzophenone
  • Diathanolamine
  • Artificial Pigments

By carefully selecting which ingredients go into and stay out of ATOPALM 130+, we’ve ensured safe, irritation-free use for every skin type and condition.

ATOPALM 130+ can be seamlessly inserted into any Korean skin care regimen as your daily moisturizer, or it can be used as-needed on skin irritation or condition flare-ups. During summer, ATOPALM 130+ should be your go-to for treating sunburn, mild reactions to chlorine or saltwater, and even poison oak or poison ivy rash.

Visit the ATOPALM 130+ page to read more about these incredibly potent products, and choose the right one for your summer skin care needs.

Best Summer Skin Care Products

Keeping skin safe in summer shouldn’t be a hassle! Don’t let summer skin care feel like a chore; simply keep it healthy and comfortable with ATOPALM.

All skin needs specialized care during summer, but dry and sensitive skin types are very prone to sun damage. Dry skin can become even drier with prolonged sun exposure, plus pool chlorine and salt water can also demolish what little moisture your dry skin was able to hold onto!

When it comes to sensitive skin, sun exposure, chlorine, and salt water also cause issues, but these issues are often even more extreme than what dry skin deals with. Sensitive skin conditions like rosacea are worsened by heat alone, and simply become worse with direct sun and water exposure. Then there are those conditions linked directly to sun exposure, like polymorphous light eruption, which is an allergic reaction to the sun!

But here’s some great news: most summertime dry skin conditions and sensitive skin issues can be addressed with ATOPALM products! All ATOPALM products can be used year-round, but some formulas in particular are fantastic for preventing and calming summer skin care concerns. Here’s a look at just a few:

 

ATOPALM Moisture Mist is a versatile, spray-on moisturizer. It’s a must-have for use immediately after sun exposure and swimming to replenish moisture and keep skin comfortable. It also gives your skin a burst of radiance without the health risks of tanning!


ATOPALM Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream is a lightweight MLE moisturizer and makeup primer in one. It’s great for use as a lighter summertime moisturizer for normal to oily skin, or layered over another ATOPALM moisturizer for drier, more sensitive skin types.


ATOPALM Real Barrier Cleansing Water
offers travel-friendly, water-free cleansing you can use anytime, anywhere. A must-have for camping and weekend getaways!

 

ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol is a rich moisturizer created with extremely dry, sensitive skin types. While most people prefer lighter moisture in summer, ultra sensitive skin still needs extra protection and moisture to remain comfortable. The added benefit of panthenol also makes this cream perfect for use on mild to moderate irritation caused by environmental elements.

Adding any of these sensitive skin care products to your daily summer skin care routine will go a long way toward keeping skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long.

Shop all summer skin care from ATOPALM now!

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step One: Pre-Cleansing

The Korean skin care routine has taken the world by storm, and there’s no going back once you’ve tried it! It is a truly a superior way to care for your skin. You can see and feel the difference when you take a little more time to do what’s right!

Some people find the K-Beauty skin care regimen overwhelming at first, so we’ll be featuring a step-by-step guide over the coming weeks to explain how and why each step matters.

Let’s get things started with step one: Real Barrier Cleansing Water.

Cleansing Water is Atopalm’s version of an oil-based cleanser. It is a cleansing formula designed to be used without the use of tap water, which makes it excellent for very sensitive skin that doesn’t respond well to harsh tap waters.

Cleansing Water actually uses Atopalm’s MLE skin-barrier formula to cleanse skin, while a natural moisturizing compound replenishes moisture even as you cleanse! Panthenol, allantoin, and madecassoside make up Real Barrier’s three-calming complex, used to soothe and comfort skin.

Cleansing Water melts away impurities and debris, preparing skin for the rest of your skin care routine. It can also be used in the evening prior to your foaming cleanser to gently remove makeup without the use of harsh makeup removing formulas.

Finally, if your skin is of the most sensitive variety, you can use Cleansing Water in lieu of traditional cleansers. If your skin does not tolerate foaming cleansers or washing with water, Cleansing Water is the answer to your cleansing needs.

As you can see, Cleansing Water is a versatile product that’s great to have in your arsenal, whether or not you follow the entire Korean skin care routine.

Have you tried Cleansing Water, or do you use an alternate to traditional face cleansers? Tell us about your experience in the comments!

Best Skin Care Moisturizer for Summer

As the weather heats up, rich and intensive skin care moisturizers can begin to feel heavy and cloying. Oily skin especially may feel uncomfortable when using a moisturizer during summer. Yet skipping your moisturizer may make your oily skin feel like it needs to compensate, leading to even more extreme oiliness!

Rather than skip moisturizing during summer altogether, try a lighter moisturizing formula, such as Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream. This unique product contains the same MLE you know and trust, in a lighter-weight formula that also doubles as a makeup primer!

Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream hydrates and protects with MLE while botanical oils nourish and smooth the skin. The result is a soft, smooth complexion that is perfectly prepped for optimized makeup application.

Often, Atopalm users prefer to layer Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream over their more intense Atopalm moisturizer; however, normal to oily skin types may prefer to use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream alone during summer to keep skin feeling fresh and light.

However you choose to use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream, it’ll only take one try before you add this product to your permanent skin care regimen. You can use Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream no matter what your skin type — just be sure to layer it with a richer moisturizer if you are still experiencing dryness or sensitive skin during the day.

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How to Remove Makeup for Healthier Skin

You’ve heard it before: cleanse skin morning and evening to optimize health and beauty. But did you know makeup removal should actually be separate from cleansing, and is just as important?

Leaving makeup on overnight, or applying makeup over yesterday’s makeup, is one of the leading causes of breakouts and skin irritation. Even the healthiest makeups aren’t meant to be left on your skin for days without removal.

For dry and sensitive skin, leaving makeup on means that your already compromised lipid layer is further damaged. It also means that your moisturizing skin care may not absorb as readily, which means your skin doesn’t get what it needs, and you waste your time and money on moisturizers that aren’t providing their full benefits!

In order to protect your skin’s health and beauty, and get the most out of your skin care products, makeup removal is absolutely essential. Here’s the best way to remove makeup at the end of each day.

Begin with your Atopalm foaming cleanser. Pump a generous amount into your hand, and massage the rich, foamy texture into your face using circular motions. Massage for a full minute, then rinse with tepid water and pat (don’t rub!) dry.

After washing your face, you’re ready to remove makeup with Cleansing Water. While it’s true that our foaming cleansers do a lot to loosen and break down makeup, there will still be trace amounts on your face. In addition, our foaming cleansers are not meant to remove eye makeup, while Real Barrier Cleansing Water is the best eye makeup remover you can use!

Apply Cleansing Water to a cotton pad, and massage with circular motions over the entire face, including the eye area. Repeat as necessary until all traces of makeup are removed.

Cleansing Water moisturizes as it removes makeup and cleans the skin. Most people prefer to apply a face cream after using Cleansing Water since the skin is perfectly prepped for maximum skin care benefits; however, it is completely up to you, since your skin will likely feel great after the Cleansing Water alone.

After you implement a true makeup removal step in your skin care regimen, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without removing your makeup at night. Your skin will show its thanks with improved health, comfort, radiance, and beauty!

What’s Your Skin Type

We spend a lot of time talking about dry and sensitive skin types on the Atopalm blog, since most of our customers fall into these categories. But did you know that Atopalm is beneficial for every skin type?

Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry, acne-prone, or any combination thereof, Atopalm can benefit your skin. How can one line be equally great for all skin types? All skin types need healthy moisture levels to function properly!

Since Atopalm’s main objective is to keep skin healthfully moisturized and support the skin’s lipid levels, all skin needs Atopalm. It’s that simple. While people have different preferences for skin care textures and types, the fact remains that Atopalm is beneficial for all.

You may wish to choose some Atopalm products over others depending on your skin type. In order to select the best products for you, you must first know what your skin type is. For some people, it’s obvious. You may have itchy, flaky, classically dry skin, or you may blot oil from your face all day.

For others, it’s not so simple. Combination skin can be tricky to categorize, as can skin that itches like dry skin but appears oily. Here’s a helpful guide to help you figure out what your skin type is!

Step one: take a shower and thoroughly wash face without a cleanser. Did you know that your non-Atopalm face cleanser may be over-stripping the skin of its oils, leading you to believe you have dry skin even if you don’t? In order to determine skin type, remove all makeup and simply wash your face with pure water.

Step two: wait two hours. Leave your face alone (no skin care products, and no touching!) and pass the time in whatever way you choose.

Step three: blot your entire face with a tissue, preferably one that doesn’t have added lotion. Gently blot, paying special attention to the T-zone, which ranges from your full forehead, down your nose, and to your chin.

Step four: review your findings by looking at your face as well as your blotting tissue. Your skin will fall into one of the following four categories:

  • Normal skin will not flake, itch, or feel tight. It appears supple and smooth, and is comfortable even without moisturizer. Normal skin is the unicorn of skin types!
  • Oily skin will leave visible oil on your tissue. Your skin may also appear shiny and feel slick to the touch. Those with oily skin often have large pores, and feel weighed down by heavy lotions or creams. Oily skin is also more likely to have acne breakouts, though any skin type is susceptible to blemishes.
  • Dry skin is the second most common skin type, largely due to the fact that most people are chronically dehydrated. Environmental damage also generally results in dry skin, including sun damage, harsh skin care products, and even central heating and air. Dry skin feels taut, especially after cleansing, and regularly shows flakes of dead skin. Pores are generally smaller, and large acne breakouts are less common but not unheard of.
  • Combination skin is the most common skin type, which shows how unhealthy most skin is. Combination skin is essentially the skin not knowing what to do with itself, as it shows traits of normal, oily, and dry skin. It is unbalanced, specifically showing dryness on the cheeks, and excess oil in the T-zone.

Now that you’ve determined your skin type, you can proceed knowing what your skin needs to look and feel its healthiest. With Atopalm, you can give your skin an advantage by first treating its hydration and barrier needs. After your skin’s most basic needs are met, many issues will resolve themselves and you may even find yourself getting nearer to the normal skin category we’d all love to be in!

Treatments for Seasonal Skin Irritation

If you’re a sufferer of seasonal allergies, your skin may be suffering along with you this spring! Allergy symptoms within the skin may include increased dryness and flakiness, rough skin texture, eczema, or sun sensitivity.

While your doctor will be able to suggest medications to treat the root cause of your
allergies, Atopalm is here to help soothe and control allergy symptoms in the skin.

Use Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream anywhere on the face or body to deeply moisturize, comfort, and support skin during allergy symptoms. It’s light enough for use as a face cream on dry skin, or as a spot treatment for extremely dry areas like the knees, elbows, or feet.

If your skin is still struggling this spring, look into our Atopalm 130+ line. Featuring our award-winning MLE at a 30% higher concentration, Atopalm 130+ is the most intensive Atopalm line available.

In addition to using Atopalm MLE to help control and conquer skin dryness and discomfort, it’s important to keep skin free of external aggressors. Bathe every evening to rid your skin and hair of pollen, and change clothes after returning from outdoors.

Keeping your skin calm and comfortable this spring isn’t hard when you turn to Atopalm for help!

Get Glowing with Anti-Aging Skin Care

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Have you ever thought that you couldn’t use anti-aging skin care if you also have dry, sensitive skin? If so, think again! Just because your skin needs powerful anti-aging care doesn’t mean that the care you receive needs to be harsh on your skin. Enter Atopalm — the anti-aging skin care answer for sensitive and dry skin types.

Because proper moisture in and of itself can help diminish basic signs of aging like rough skin, flaking skin, fine lines, and dullness, all Atopalm products have a mild element of anti-aging care. But there are two Atopalm products in particular that I will highlight today for their in-depth anti-aging skin care actions.

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Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex is from our classic MLE line and was our original anti-aging skin care product. On top of moisturizing MLE, it uses peptides, antioxidant vitamins, and an activator called K6PC5 to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, laugh lines, and other visible signs of aging.

 

 

RBextremecreamReal Barrier Extreme Cream is from our new Real Barrier line. Like Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex, it also uses MLE as well as hyaluronic acid to target visible signs of aging first with moisture.

A unique ingredient called Idealift firms sagging skin to create a more youthful tone and texture while Real Barrier’s Three-Calming Complex ensures that the skin is left feeling calm and comfortable.

 

With these two great products to choose from, it’s easy to get the anti-aging results you desire without compromising the quality and gentleness of your skin care. Shop Atopalm for all your anti-aging skin care needs!