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, 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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Real Barrier Extreme Cream Review

최악의 건조함 속에서 익스트림크림 덕분에 살았어요
★★★★★

The perfect item to protect my skin from the worst dryness!

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민감성 피부인지도 몰랐던 저인데, 딱 보니 제가 딱 민감성 피부의 표본이더라구요

특히나 요즘들어 추운 날씨에는 트고, 가렵고, 울긋불긋 트러블까지…

I didn’t even know I have sensitive skin. But now I know I am a prime example of someone with sensitive skin. On cold days, like the ones we’ve been having recently, my skin cracks, itches, gets red and even breaks out.

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익스트림 크림 좋다는 말 주위에서 들어보고 사용해봤는데 진정효과와 촉촉한 마무리감까지 덕 좀 보고있네요

수분 장벽이라는 수분크림 사용해본 적 있는데 오전에 바르고 나면 금새 오후에는 건조해지더라구요,

하지만 익스트림 사용하고 나서부터는 오후에 건조함을 느껴본 적은 없는 것 같아요

I heard from people around me that Real Barrier Extreme Cream is good for sensitive skins, so I gave it a try. From its soothing effect to its moist finishing touch, I’m really getting a lot out of this cream.

I’ve tried other moisturizing creams with moisture barrier function, but they didn’t have lasting effect. My skin already felt dry in the afternoon after the morning application.

I don’t think my skin ever felt dry in the afternoon since I’ve been using Real Barrier Extreme Cream.

이번 해외 출장에 익스트림 크림 기내용 지퍼백에 넣어서 다녀왔어요

평소에 데이와 나이트 케어 모두 사용했던 제품이었기에 촉촉함과 순함을 알고 있었지만

최악의 기내 건조함으로부터 확실히 벗어날 수 있게 해준 똑똑한 아이템이라는 걸 다시 한번 느끼게 해 줬네요!

I took Real Barrier Extreme Cream in my carry-on zipper bag for my recent overseas business trip. I was familiar with its moisturizing effect and mildness since I’ve used it regularly for both day care and night care. I realized once again that this is the perfect item to protect my skin from the worst in-flight dryness!

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저처럼 요즘 극한 건조함과 예민함을 가지신 분에게 추천해드려요 🙂

I highly recommend this product for those who have extremely dry and sensitive skin like I have.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/review/review_detail.asp?uid=22065&params

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.

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.

Save 25% on Atopalm 130+!

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Atopalm 130+ is a sensitive skin sufferer’s dream-come-true. Our 130+ line features the same multi-lamellar emulsion that Atopalm is known for, but at a higher concentration — 30% higher, to be exact.

This means that Atopalm 130+ contains more of the ingredient which repairs the skin’s barrier function, allowing it to be fully protected against environmental aggressors. In short, it’s exactly what your sensitive skin needs…and it’s 25% off for a limited time only.

If you suffer from…

  • Genetically sensitive skin
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  • Psoriasis
…or any other irritation-related skin condition, Atopalm 130+ is for you. Order now to save 25% off the entire Atopalm 130+ line, and begin your journey back to healthy, comfortable skin.

Did you know that seasonal allergies can affect skin? Chapped skin, inflammation, stinging, burning, and other forms of skin irritation can be triggered by pollen and other allergens.

The Atopalm 130+ line is specially formulated to treat these types of irritation and more. Whether your sensitive skin is caused by allergens, genetics, procedures, medication, hormones, or anything else, Atopalm 130+ is for you.

You can try Atopalm 130+ now for 25% off retail cost! This deal won’t be around for long, so snag these low prices and give your skin the comfort it needs.

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