Oil cleansing is not a new trend in skin care, but it has been receiving more press lately. While many people in their 30s and 40s were raised on oil-free skin care, the truth about oil and its benefits on skin started gaining popularity in the aughts, and it has only gotten more common as the years wear on. The reason? It works! Nourishing, oily … Continue reading The Method and Magic of Oil Cleansing
It’s no secret that January sees a spike in people working out and committing to a healthier lifestyle. Most people make this decision to lose weight, improve their health, and increase strength and energy, but there’s another benefit many folks don’t know about—healthier skin. Working out helps skin in a number of ways. First off, exercising promotes healthy cortisol levels, which is the hormone related … Continue reading Post-Workout Skin Care Tips
We’re ready to say goodbye to this dumpster fire of a year and start fresh in 2021! Join us in taking the whole New Year, New You mentality very seriously this year. We can’t wait to take self-care and YOLO to all new levels, beginning with our skin care products. Did you know that skin care products expire? Now ask yourself when you last checked … Continue reading New Year, New You, New Skin Care Products
Have you felt stressed this year? Joking aside, stress is a very real issue with many health ramifications, one of which is your skin’s health. Dermatologists agree that the skin reflects inner health, and that includes mental health. There is a strong brain-skin connection that causes the skin to experience inflammation, premature skin aging, and blemish flare-ups in times of increased stress. Stress releases cortisol, … Continue reading Stress and Skin Care
It’s not surprising to see dry skin in winter, especially on the hands. Between indoor heating, harsh weather, and hand washing (so.much.hand washing), the hands are usually the first area to show excessively dry skin. But what is “normal dry” and how does it differ from dry skin that should be addressed by a dermatologist? The skin becomes dry when the epidermis (the skin’s top … Continue reading Dry Hand Problems: When to See a Dermatologist
The skin care toner—one of the most misunderstood and underused skin care products. If you’re thinking about adding a toner to your Korean skin care routine, here’s a look at why you definitely should. Toner leaves skin cleaner Your skin care toner is responsible for removing any traces of dirt or debris left on your skin and in your pores after you wash your face. Even … Continue reading Why Should I Use a Face Toner?
ATOPALM and its sister brands are all formulated with a foundational ingredient: Multi-Lamellar Emulsion, or MLE for short. MLE is an ingredient we mention a lot, so it’s helpful to know why we’re so excited about this ingredient, and why we believe that everyone—no matter their age or skin type—will benefit from using MLE-formulated Korean skin care products. MLE is proprietary Our founder, Dr. Park, … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Lamellar Emulsion
Why do men need different skin care products? The question has been asked many times—and the idea that men need different skin care has actually been joked about for years! The truth is, men’s skin really is different from women’s skin, and the need for specialized skin care products is real. Men’s skin is thicker on average—up to 25% thicker!) than women’s skin. It also tends to … Continue reading Men’s Korean Skin Care—How Men’s Skin Differs
Step #1 in every skin care regimen is cleansing. Removing excess oils, dirt, debris, and makeup is essential to skin health, as well as the efficacy of your other skin care products! But with so many cleansers to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? If you’re wondering which face cleanser texture will suit your skin best, here’s a spoiler: … Continue reading Which Type of Face Wash Should I Use?
Psoriasis or plaque psoriasis is an immune-related condition which mainly presents itself as a rash. It appears as red or pink areas of thick, raised, and scaly skin—usually described as psoriasis plaque. It sometimes instead appears as small, flat bumps. Psoriasis rash is generally found on the elbows, knees, and scalp, but it can actually be found anywhere on the body, including nails and even … Continue reading At-Home Psoriasis Skin Care