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
Our feet take a lot of daily damage, and it often shows. Feet easily become rough, flaky, calloused, and dry-feeling. If you have a condition which worsens dry skin, like diabetes or eczema, the condition can be even worse. Thankfully, since dry skin of the feet is such a common problem, there’s a slew of foot care products out there designed to help soften and … Continue reading Urea Skin Care for Dry Feet
The short answer is yes. While wearing your COVID-19 face mask is a necessary social norm, many people are experiencing undesired skin changes as a result of wearing their masks. Some acne-prone people are experiencing more regular breakouts, while others who don’t usually see breakouts in their skin are reporting small blemishes that are more akin to rosacea than anything else. These breakouts aren’t happening … Continue reading Are COVID Masks Making You Break Out?
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
Did you grow up using oil-free skin care? Are you still afraid that oil-based skin care will break you out? Do you feel like skin care oils will feel heavy or greasy? There’s no need to worry! The understanding of how oils help your skin has come a very long way from when we believed that oils would cause greasiness, breakouts, and more. There are … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Skin Care Oils
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?
As summer gets into full swing, so does sun-related skin damage. Sunburn is the most common visible sign of sun damage, but did you know that by the time your skin is pink and painful (or tan!) that far more damage has already been done? Most visible signs of skin aging are caused by sun damage, along with hyperpigmentation, hypersensitivity, and the big one—skin cancer. … Continue reading Can I Undo Sun Damage?
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight Korean skin care for men. K-beauty took women’s skin care by storm, but the same is true for men’s skin care. Men‘s skin is, on average, thicker, more prone to wrinkling, drier, rougher, and more oily than women’s skin. It also faces daily damage and irritation due to … Continue reading Korean Skin Care for Men—On Sale Now
Whether you’ve bought it, made it, or only heard of it, kombucha has become a common beverage in the U.S. No longer is it a secret beloved by hippies and the health-conscious; kombucha has hit the mainstream and we’re glad for it! Kombucha is known for its slew of gut health benefits produced by the fermentation process. Fermentation is a process that has been used … Continue reading Introducing T’else—Kombucha Korean Skin Care
Real Barrier Cicarelief is a favorite of those with sensitive skin, as well as those with acne! It’s a versatile line that’s designed to soothe redness, inflammation, and irritation. How does Cicarelief accomplish all this? Well, besides MLE and the Real Barrier Three-Calming Complex, Cicarelief has another secret weapon: The Pink Complex. The Pink Complex is unique to Cicarelief and is the reason for the … Continue reading The Pink Complex: Cicarelief’s Secret Weapon