Eat Right for Your Skin Type: Combination Skin

Used with permission.
Photo used with permission.

All month long, we’ve been taking a look at how to eat right for your skin type. Although we believe strongly in our products, we also know that health is holistic, and that even skin needs to be taken care of with a healthy diet.

We’ve touched on the main skin types already (dry skin, sensitive skin, and oily/acne-prone skin) but what if you have combination skin? Combination skin is any skin type which has two (or more!) areas of differing skin types. You can be normal on your cheeks, but oily on your T-zone; dry on your chin and nose, but acne-prone elsewhere.

Combination skin is tricky because you don’t want to overload one skin type while nourishing another. What it comes down to is — drum roll please — eating a healthy, well-balanced diet! Shocking, I know.

But in all seriousness, combination skin types should be supported by diet. Eating foods high in healthy fats like avocado and nuts will support healthy hydration, while eating phytonutrients found in produce will encourage healthy skin function.

The real trick to keeping combination skin healthy and happy? Moisture. Believe it or not, all skin types need hydration to function, whether it’s the obvious choice of dry skin all the way down to oily skin. Dehydrated skin (different from dry skin) is suffering skin, so keeping your face moisturized every day is the key to success.

Our patented MLE formulas are superb for all skin types, including fussy sensitive skin and even skin with conditions like eczema and rosacea. MLE is an advanced ingredient that’s able to mimic the lipid layer of healthy skin. What does this mean for you? Your face cream tricks your skin into feeling and acting like healthy skin.

After a couple weeks of regular use, your skin will act healthy all on its own, with reinforcement from our formulas. They encourage hydration, protect against external damage, and allow your skin to get back to taking care of skin issues like patches of dryness, acne blemishes, and oily T-zone — you know, combination skin type issues.

We don’t mean to insinuate that our MLE products are a save-all. They should still be combined with healthy diet and beauty habits like using clean makeup brushes and cleansing skin at night. But for the rest of it? MLE is like nothing you’ve used before.

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Fall in Love with Atopalm and SAVE!

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It’s officially fall and we are celebrating! We love the brisk breezes, gorgeous drizzles and, yes, pumpkin-flavored everythings of fall. Since fall is putting us in such a good mood, we want to share our joy with a fantastic Fall in Love with Atopalm sale!

Stock up on your favorite skin care products for dry skin to care for your gorgeous face all autumn long. Our Moisturizing Hand Treatment is a fall (and winter) favorite, thanks to its ability to combat dry, cracked skin no matter how often you wash your hands or brave harsh weather conditions!

Another must-have is our best-selling Intensive Moisturizing Cream. It is the very best face moisturizer for sensitive skin thanks to its concentrated formula of MLE, botanical oils and skin care antioxidants. It’s great for all skin types, but those with dry, sensitive skin will find comfort in this lush and soothing formulation.

Our Fall in Love with Atopalm Sale runs from today through midnight PST on September 29th, so don’t delay in placing your order! Simply use code FALL30 to save a whipping 30% on your entire order, excluding bundles. Happy fall!

Labor Day Sale Starts Now!

We know how hard you work, so why not begin your Labor Day indulgence a little early with our fabulous Labor Day sale? All your favorite Atopalm products at 20% off. Can you think of a better reward? We sure can’t! Just use code LABOR2014 at checkout to receive 20% off your order.

You could go for our top-selling products like Intensive Moisturizing Cream or Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam, or choose a travel-friendly skin care product like our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes and BB Cream. Whatever you choose, you’ll be receiving 20% off your Atopalm order in honor of Labor Day.

Plus, receive free shipping with any $50+ order or “level up” to get the best deal bundle of all: spend $75 or more (after your discount) and you’ll receive…

This incredible deal bundle is only available through Labor Day 2014 (9/1), so be sure to place your order before it’s too late. Use code LABOR2014 at checkout to claim your savings, then leave us a comment here to tell us what you scored during the Labor Day sale!

Top 10 Atopalm Blogs from 2013

As we head toward 2014, I thought it would be nice to look back at the top 10 Atopalm blogs from 2013! This is a collection featuring personal favorites, popular posts, or posts providing some great skin care information. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here they are!

1) How to Care for Your Eye Area may not be groundbreaking, but it contains important skin care tips that too many people ignore! The eye area is very delicate and requires special care. In our post, we detail how to best treat and protect the eye area in order to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.

2) Skin Care Tips for Camping became very popular on our Facebook and Twitter pages! With great tips on how to keep dry, sensitive skin feeling healthy while camping, this post is perfect for those who love to enjoy the outdoors without feeling the after effects of too much sun, wind, or rain.

3) Skin Care for Shingles isn’t our most glamorous post, but for those suffering from shingles, it contains essential skin care information. Shingles is a serious condition and our post should never be used to diagnose or treat skin affected by shingles. However, it is a great resource for soothing and comforting shingles skin while your doctor-prescribed care heals the condition.

4) Dry Skin Care for Babies and Children is a must-read if your child has dry skin issues like eczema or rough, flaky patches. Children have a hard time ignoring dry skin symptoms like itching and stinging, which can make for a fussy baby, or cause an older child to scratch and further hurt their skin. Plus, our post also has great information on our advanced Diaper Rash Cream!

5) The Oil Cleansing Method for Skin raised a few eyebrows on our Facebook page, but we also received great feedback from those who love oil cleansing! Oil cleansing used in skin care is an interesting method for actually purifying the skin using oil, which is hugely beneficial for dry skin types.

6) Why Skin Care Antioxidants Matter is a great explanation of why antioxidants in skin care are so much more than just a fad. Antioxidant use in beauty products has been proven to be healthful and a great way to help treat and prevent premature signs of skin aging, while also deeply nourishing the skin!

7) Featured Question: Natural Moisturizer Allergy — what do you do when you’re allergic or sensitive to popular natural skin moisturizers, but don’t want to use harsh chemical replacements? Our post, inspired by a customer question on our Facebook page, gives some helpful skin care tips and tricks for using natural moisturizers without causing skin irritation.

8) 35 Tips and Tricks for Soothing Dry, Sensitive, and Rosacea Afflicted Skin is a post all about our free ebook by the same name. It’s a quick look at this free resource, which offers in-depth advice for treating dry skin, sensitive skin, and rosacea.

9) Moisturizing Oily and Acne-Prone Skin was written with one goal in mind: to help those with oily and acne skin to learn the importance of moisturizing their problem skin! Too many people with oily and acne-prone skin feel that moisture is the last thing their skin needs. Little do they know that this can actually lead to worse acne problems!

10) Baby Foot Exfoliation Treatment vs. Atopalm Foot and Heel Balm was by far our most popular and talked-about post of 2013. In it, we talk about a newer foot exfoliation fad, and the dangers and cringe-worthy side effects that are experienced with the product in question. We then compare the fad product to our tried-and-true Foot and Heel Balm. Needless to say, many of our Facebook fans vowed to stay far away from the fad, and instead stick with Atopalm!

Did we miss one of your favorite Atopalm posts from 2013? Nominate your favorite in the comments!

New Year’s Resolutions: Skin Care Edition

 

Source: flickr.com user overduebook
Source: flickr.com user overduebook

It’s almost time for new year’s resolutions again! In just a couple short days, we will welome 2013 with open arms and plans galore. This year, why not start your resolution list with your skin care routine?

It may seem strange, but taking better care of your skin could unlock a slew of benefits, from improved self-confidence to finding the inspiration to finally chop your hair or go after your dream job. Whether you believe it or not, creating the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted can change your life in surprising ways.

Resolve to: Cleanse Before Bed
How many times have you gone to bed without removing makeup or cleansing your skin? You may think it’s not a big deal, but it actually can do a lot of damage to your skin.

Leaving your beauty products on over night can clog pores, speed premature skin aging, cause irritation, and lead to blemishes. By removing makeup and washing your face, you will allow your skin to breathe and renew itself. Plus, it will also prompt you to moisturize before bed, which is essential to your skin’s health.

Resolve to: Try New Things
Your perfect skin care product is out there, waiting for you to discover it. But, you won’t find it without choosing to try new things! From brighteners to exfoliants, the world of skin care is vast and beautiful. Even if you only choose one new product to search for in 2013, you’ll have fun learning about different ingredients and finding the best product for you.

If you’re unsure of where to start, leave a comment for us with your skin care concern, and you could be featured in a future blog post!

Resolve to: Love Your Skin
Loving your skin in its natural, naked state will help you love your face even more when it’s dressed in the perfect products. In order to learn to love your skin, try going au naturale once or twice a month. It may be scary at first if you’re used to lots of skin care and makeup products, but chances are that you’ll learn to enjoy these days off. Who knows? You may even find that you prefer your makeup-free face!

It is important to note that your natural days should still include cleansing, moisturizing, and any important treatment products you use for concerns such as acne or rosacea. Loving your natural skin doesn’t mean loving its ailments!

Do you have your own skin care resolution for 2013? Tell us about it!

Travel-Friendly Skin Care

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There’s no place like home for the holidays, but what if home is far away? Car heaters, airplane air, stress, and flitting in and out of different climates can all damage your skin, leaving it feeling dry and uncomfortable. Rather than show up at home with acne breakouts and blotches, follow these travel-friendly skin care tips for keeping your skin merry and bright.

Don’t Pack Light
When it comes to lightening your suitcase’s load, the first things to go are usually personal care items. Mom will have toothpaste, and I can pick up some shampoo while I’m there, you think. All of this is fine and dandy as long as you don’t leave your skin care products behind! If you’ve been taking good care of your skin, you won’t be able to pick up duplicates at the drugstore, so be sure to pack your hand-chosen skin care regimen to keep your skin looking and feeling great.

Use a Mini-Routine
We all know how hectic the holidays can get. Between family dinners, outings, and the holiday festivities themselves, skin care if often forgotten. Since skin is clearly not the star of the season, there’s no need to become hypervigilant about maintaining your normal routine. However, inventing a mini-routine is a must for keeping skin beautiful! Skip the exfoliation, but be sure to cleanse. Cut down on your specialty makeup products (like eye brighteners and bronzers), but continue using protective minerals.

Another way to create a more efficient routine is to invest in a multi-tasking product or two. A cleanser-toner combination, for example, or a tinted moisturizer will save you a lot of time. One of the best examples of this is Atopalm BB Cream, a hydrating lotion that also provides broad-spectrum SPF 20 protection and a brightening mineral tint for perfecting the complexion. That’s three uses in one application, and at $19.99, this beauty balm cream may soon become a must for your home routine, too.

Protect, Protect, Protect
Physical protection is hugely underrated when it comes to beauty and winter skin care. Using protective skin care products is wonderful, but one of the best ways to prevent chapping, redness, and discomfort is to physically protect against the elements. Wrap a soft scarf around your neck and pull a knit hat over your ears and forehead to protect against harsh winter winds. Be sure to wear sunglasses or goggles when skiing, and don’t forget that physical mineral-based sunblock, which protects skin by creating an undetectable layer of minerals, rather than sinking into the skin like chemical sunscreens.

Keeping your skin healthy, comfortable, and beautiful shouldn’t be a stress this holiday season. Just be sure to keep these skin care tips in mind while traveling (or even at home!), and you’ll be sure to look as wonderful as you feel.