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.

 

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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.

How, When, and Why to Switch to Atopalm 130+

Most Atopalm customers find our basic MLE and Real Barrier lines to be the perfect way to moisturize and protect their skin. Some customers, however, feel like even our best-selling MLE formulas aren’t enough for their extra dry, sensitive skin. That’s where Atopalm 130+ comes in.

Atopalm 130+ is formulated with the same MLE that we’re known for, except it features a 30% higher concentration of this skin barrier-boosting ingredient. Think of it as the richest (but still non-greasy!) skin care moisturizer you’ve ever used…but better.

So, how do you know if you should make the switch to Atopalm 130+? Really, the choice is yours — 130+ can be used by anyone who desires a richer skin care moisturizer. But if you’re not sure if you should try it yourself, here are some things to consider:

Why should you make the switch? If your skin still feels dry, tight, or irritated after using your regular moisturizer, you need to up your care with Atopalm 130+. Your skin should never feel dry, tight, itchy, or painful in any way. Not even after cleansing! So if your skin is still uncomfortable after moisturizing, it’s time to look at these more intensive formulas.

Another time to seek out the help of Atopalm 130+ is if you have a dry skin care condition such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hormonal imbalance, or discomfort caused by environmental or dermatological irritants.

When should you make the switch? Well, right now! If you feel like your skin needs more help, don’t delay. The one thing you should wait for is a chance to talk with your dermatologist or doctor if you feel that you have underlying issues causing your skin care concerns. Other than that, there’s no time like the present.

How should you make the switch? Atopalm 130+ offers two formulas: Concentrated Intensive Cream, and Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol. Depending on which part of your body is experiencing extra dry, sensitive skin, you may want to try one or both of these products. Here’s a look at the differences:

conce_intenseConcentrated Intensive Cream is more similar to our flagship product, Intensive Moisturizing Cream. It offers a hefty dose of MLE and other proven ingredients to deeply replenish moisture and comfort to skin anywhere on the face or body.

You can replace your current moisturizer with Concentrated Intensive Cream, or you can use it as a “spot treatment” for areas of the face or body which are more prone to dryness, such as around the lips, on the elbows and knees, or anywhere that’s prone to become dry and uncomfortable.

  Atopalm 130+ Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol

Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol is designed to target dryness

on the face. It, of course, utilizes MLE to restore hydration, but it also harnesses the soothing power of panthenol to deeply comfort irritated skin. It can be used daily by the driest, most sensitive skin types. Or it can be used on a short-term basis for skin that’s healing from in-office skin care procedures, or irritation caused by the environment.

You can read more about these great products on the website to determine whether they’re the right skin care choice for you. No matter which Atopalm products you choose, remember you’ll always receive free shipping on orders of $50 or more and a free sample in every package. Happy shopping!

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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.

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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.

Download our FREE eBook and Get 15% Off Your Next Order!

tipsandtricksDo you have dry skin? What about sensitive skin? Prone to rosacea or a similar ailment? If so, we’ve got a great resource for you, and the best part is that it’s completely free AND will earn you 15% off your next order!

35 Tips & Tricks for Soothing Dry, Sensitive, and Rosacea Afflicted Skin was written with skin health in mind. Because of our revolutionary MLE formulas, most of our customers have dry or sensitive skin types.

We decided to go a step beyond offering great skin care options for these skin types, and provide a free resource packed with tips and tricks for caring for dry, sensitive, and rosacea-prone skin types.

Our 35 Tips & Tricks for Soothing Dry, Sensitive, and Rosacea Afflicted Skin eBook is free to download and use, no strings attached. We simply hope that it helps you achieve healthier, more comfortable skin! It’s as simple as that.

Renew, Replenish, Restore with Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex

revitalizingcomplexAs the frost begins to melt and the buds begin to appear, it’s time to prep your skin for spring and summer! And what better way to do that than with our anti-aging skin care for dry skin? Renew, replenish and restore your skin with Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex!

If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin, you know how hard it is to find an anti-aging skin care product that won’t cause redness or irritation. Lucky for you, our Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex promises to banish visible signs of aging while actually helping to soothe and moisturize dry, sensitive skin.

Whether you deal with rosaceaeczemapsoriasis or basic sensitive skin, Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex always works without irritation. It will smooth fine lines and wrinkles with an advanced anti-aging activator as skin care antioxidant vitamin C works with peptides to improve radiance and skin tone.

Of course, it also features our advanced MLE, a moisturizer so effective that it feels as if your skin is being restored from within. MLE actually mimics the skin’s natural lipid barrier, so dryness is eradicated and prevented, leading to comfortable, healthy skin.

Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex is perfect for those looking to reduce visible signs of aging, as well as those looking to prevent the first signs of aging from cropping up. It’s suitable for any skin type, and will never cause or worsen sensitive skin conditions.

Use Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex alone or in conjunction with any of our other products. It makes a great nighttime skin care treatment, but is perfectly suitable for use during the day as well.

Read more about Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex now >>

Save on Gift Sets for the Holidays!

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Source: flickr.com user Wysz

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get a great deal. Shop our gift sets today to save 20% on your favorite Atopalm dry skin care products.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, our gift sets make your skin care routine simple and more affordable than ever. Take, for example, the Mother’s Revitalizing Kit — Moisturizing Mist, Moisturizing Hand Treatment, and Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm come together to create a fast and easy body care regimen that any mama can get behind! Moisturize from head to toe in minutes flat for lasting comfort and radiance.

Need something a little more gender-neutral? How about something for any age? Our Cleanse and Moisturize Duo takes the skin care regimen down to its most basic elements: cleansing and moisturizing. This duo is perfect for the man in your life, or even your teenage son or daughter! It features Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam and our best-selling Intensive Moisturizing Cream, making it the ideal duo for anyone who needs a rich dose of moisture without a cabinet full of products.

Last but not least, if you really want to wow them this holiday season, look no further than the Extreme Treat Duo! Skin Revitalizing Complex and Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum comprise a dynamic duo that offers exceptional moisture, anti-aging skin care benefits, and sublime comfort. Plus, at 20% off retail price, it’s easy to give your loved ones an extreme treat for the holidays.

If you’re not sure that any of these are the Atopalm gift set for you, check out the Gift Sets main page to see the full list of gift sets, all at 20% off retail price!

Deal of the Week: Moisturizing Hand Treatment

handtreatmentWelcome to the final week of our Deal of the Week event! We’ve enjoyed sharing some of our favorite products at a great discount, but all good things must come to an end. Be sure to use code ZEROSHIP at checkout for free shipping, and keep following us to see our future deals and steals.

The Deal of the Week is a personal favorite: Moisturizing Hand Treatment. Lightweight yet rich; gentle yet powerful. Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the ultimate hand cream. With MLE and anti-aging skin care ingredients, Moisturizing Hand Treatment will restore moisture, comfort, and youthful tone and texture.

Moisturizing Hand Treatment is the best hand moisturizer around. It sinks easily into skin to provide immediate relief from dry, rough skin. These actions are great year-round, but in fall and winter, it’s an absolute lifesaver. Apply Moisturizing Hand Treatment after hand washing and anytime skin feels tight, rough, itchy, or painful.

Purchase Moisturizing Hand Treatment before the week is over to get it at the special low price of $14.40. Make sure to get an extra (or two) as stocking stuffers for loved ones; they’ll love you back as soon as they use this bottle of perfect hand lotion!

When you place your order, use code ZEROSHIP to get free shipping without any purchase minimum. This offer doesn’t come around often, so be sure to take advantage of it! The code is usable once per account, so be sure to use it wisely.

Thank you for shopping our Deal of the Week specials this month; stay tuned for our next great event!

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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Dry and Sensitive Skin Care Tips for Summer

For dry skin sufferers, winter weather tends to be the “bad guy” that beats up sensitive skin with dry climates and harsh winds. But, did you know that summertime weather also does its best to attack dry, sensitive skin? Here are our tips for keeping your dry, sensitive skin healthy and comfortable all summer long.

Stay Cool
Keeping cool is a must for sensitive skin sufferers, especially those with rosacea. Keeping the body — and skin — cool will help prevent excess redness and flushing, but it will also prevent sweating which can further irritate skin. (More on that in a minute!)

There are many simple ways to stay cool. The obvious is to stay indoors or at least in covered, shady areas. If that’s not possible, try to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin from direct sunlight. As a last defense, spritz your skin with water throughout the day to cool its surface temperature.

Another way to keep cool is to use the Enduracool Cooling Towel. Recently partnered with Atopalm, the Cooling Towel is able to get cool and stay cool for hours, allowing you to have an effective cooling device at your fingertips. Learn more about the Cooling Towel here!

Stay Clean
As I mentioned above, sweat can irritate sensitive skin. Sweat in and of itself is not an irritant; however, for sensitive skin sufferers, it can cause itching and discomfort as it dries, leaving skin feeling worn, tight, and tired.

The easiest way to prevent sweat-related irritation is to stay clean. After exercising, swimming, or simply spending time outdoors in the heat and sun, give your skin a little cleanse with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These travel-friendly wipes gently clean skin and give it a dose of moisturizing MLE, leaving it feeling refreshed and protected against the adverse effects of sweat.

For a limited time only, you can receive a FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and a FREE pack of our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes with any $75+ purchase! This duo is a must-have for dry and sensitive skin care during summer. Available only while supplies last!

Stay Moisturized
If you’re refreshing with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, your skin will be getting the great moisturizing benefits of MLE and other ingredients. However, if you find your skin needing that extra boost of moisture, the newest Atopalm skin care product is for you.

Moisture Mist is a fast and easy way to deliver rich moisture to the skin. It’s perfect for extremely dry skin types that need a pick-me-up midday, as well as for all skin types after they’ve lost moisture from summer play. It makes a great post-shave treatment, after sun soother, skin refresher and more. We have fallen head over heels in love with our new product, and you will, too!

Make sure to add Moisture Mist to your next Atopalm order, and don’t forget to reach that $75 level to get your FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, plus free shipping!

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