Acne Care for Dry Skin

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If you have dry, acne-prone skin, you know how hard it is to find a cream to address all your concerns at once. Most people associate acne blemishes with oily skin, but the truth is that many dry conditions (such as rosacea) can cause acne breakouts, leaving skin both dry and broken out.

Why does dry skin break out?
The answer to this varies. In short, you can get an acne blemish any time a hair follicle becomes clogged. In oily skin, the clog is usually caused by excess oil. But the follicles can also be clogged by cosmetic products, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells — the last being the major cause of acne in dry skin.

If you have dry skin, it’s often flaky and rough. There are dead skin cells galore that refuse to slough off, so instead they clog follicles, leading to breakouts. Dry skin may also try to overcompensate for its dryness by actually overproducing oil, further leading to clogs when those dead skin cells keep oil trapped.

Lastly, conditions associated with dryness, such as rosacea, come with their own forms of pimples which operate similarly to acne blemishes, though they’re not identical. Treatment for rosacea blemishes may differ from traditional acne treatments; however, when it comes to ATOPALM’s secret weapon against blemishes, you only need one product whether you’re dealing with acne or rosacea.

How do I treat pimples in dry skin?
Many popular acne treatments can be harsh and over-drying to the skin, simply because they’re meant for oily, traditionally acne-prone skin. Top acne products often contain benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient which can irritate any skin type, but positively wreak havoc on dry, sensitive skin.

Rather than exposing dry skin to overly stripping acne products, it’s important to find a formulation which will treat the blemishes without upsetting surrounding skin. In this way, you can reduce the appearance of pimples and help them heal without undoing the work of your other skin care products.

What’s the best spot treatment for dry acne-prone skin?
Call us biased if you want, but the truth is still the truth: ATOPALM Cicarelief Cream is our #1 best-selling product for acne. Not only that, but it’s an excellent blemish treatment whether your skin is dry or not! It can be used on acne blemishes as well as rosacea blemishes, and anything in between.

The unique benefits of Cicarelief Cream come from the combination of ATOPALM MLE and calamine. These two ingredients target blemishes from a healing standpoint, as well as a soothing standpoint. MLE repairs and supports skin health while calamine reduces inflammation, redness, and irritation. The result is skin that both looks and feels better while it’s actually being healed — not just covered or dried up.

 

Try Cicarelief Cream when you order the Real Barrier Cica Cream Kit. You’ll find a full size bottle of Cicarelief Cream, as well as mid-size versions of Extreme Cream Mask and Eye Contour Cream, all at a special discounted price.

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Dealing With Eczema in Fall and Winter

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Eczema flare-ups can happen any time of year, but fall and winter throw some extra eczema triggers into the mix. If you’re struggling with keeping your skin calm and comfortable as the weather cools, follow these helpful tips for restoring health to your eczema-prone skin.

Turn Down the Temp
Indoor heating and hot water can both trigger eczema flare-ups. These sources of heat over-dry the skin and can make the itching, burning, and dryness of eczema much worse.

Instead of bathing in hot water, turn the temperature down to a more tepid level. Similarly, instead of heating your house to comfort, opt for heavier clothing and blankets instead. These tips will also cut down on utilities costs during the fall and winter seasons!

Stay Hydrated
It’s easy to meet your water intake goals during spring and summer when the heat serves as a reminder, but it’s just as important to stay hydrated during cooler months — especially for those with dry skin and conditions like eczema.

Remember to get at least 64-ounces of water per day. It’s true that other liquids like tea, milk, juice, etc. can count toward fluid intake goals, but nothing does the trick for your body and skin just like pure H2O.

Moisturize When You Brush
If you’re the type to moisturize only after bathing, it’s time to change those habits. A good way to remember to moisturize eczema-prone skin is to apply your skin care moisturizer when you brush your teeth every morning and evening.

By focusing on moisturizing skin with ATOPALM at least twice a day, you’ll be ensuring that your skin has continuous protection against over-drying while MLE actually works to heal the skin itself. It’s like applying a full-service crew to your skin, and you don’t want to miss a shift!

Following these very easy steps will go a long way toward keeping eczema-prone skin happy and healthy all season long.

How Dry Skin Ages You

The woes of dry skin are well-known: flaking, itching, burning, peeling. It’s an uncomfortable affliction that plagues many, yet there’s one effect of dry skin that isn’t often talked about — how dry skin causes skin to look older than it should.

Dry and aging skin are one in the same. If your skin is dry, you lose the plumpness of youth. Fine lines and wrinkles appear sooner and are more defined. Crow’s feet around the eyes and creases around the mouth arrive far before their time. Combined with the redness and rough skin texture of dry skin, and you’re left with a complexion deprived of its natural, healthy beauty and the comfort you deserve.

The good news is that by targeting the root cause of premature signs of skin aging — dry skin — you can reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging, and even prevent new ones from appearing. By restoring the skin’s moisture levels and lipid layer, you’ll also be restoring a youthful appearance to your face.

ATOPALM MLE accomplishes this flawlessly. By focusing on restoring the skin’s natural lipid layer, your putting the power of healthy skin back into the care and control of the skin itself. Think of MLE like arming your skin against discomfort, damage, and premature signs of skin aging.

Because MLE perfectly mimics the skin’s own lipid layer, the skin readily accepts its help and begins to function normally again. Moisture levels become balanced, and damage from environmental factors is less likely to occur.

As moisture levels rise, skin plumpness is restored and fine lines and wrinkles appear filled from the inside out. Skin is smoother, more radiant, and healthier. Last but not least, comfort is returned to the skin — itching, flaking, and stinging are banished.

The use of MLE products by ATOPALM is the #1 way to restore balance to the skin and target visible signs of aging caused by dryness. Try ATOPALM today and see the difference for yourself.

 

Fall in Love with Atopalm Skin Care for Fall

It’s finally happening! Fall has returned! Well, technically fall begins in two days, but who’s counting? I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but fall is pretty exciting to me. You’d be excited, too, if your summer temps hovered around 105 degrees! Who cares about pumpkin spice anything? Just give me a hoodie!

Another thing I love about fall is changing up my skin care routine. We all know how even a little change in the day-to-day makes everything feel new and easier. Well, now’s your chance to give yourself a break from the mundane and switch over to your fall skin care regimen!

How should a skin care regimen change with the seasons? It’s not about finding new formulas (though some may choose to switch) but more about what you spend your time focusing on. Here’s a look at how a summer skin care routine should change with the shift into fall.

Less lotion, more cream. For many people, cooler weather means heavier skin care moisturizers. This is especially true for those with dry skin who need extra help in fall and winter, thanks to harsher weather and central heating.

If you usually use a face lotion, which is generally lighter weight than a cream, it might be a good time to switch. For very dry skin or sensitive skin, I recommend our Intensive Moisturizing Cream. It is rich enough for even extremely dry skin, and can even be used on dry areas like the knees and elbows.

If you have normal or oily skin, our Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream is a great choice. It still provides great hydration with our patented MLE, but won’t feel quite as heavy as Intensive Moisturizing Cream. As the name suggests, it’s also ideal for use under makeup!

Less hot water, more body lotionIn the cooler months, it may be tempting to warm up by using hot water when you bathe or wash your hands. However, this is very damaging to dry skin and can significantly increase discomfort and dryness. The hot water strips away protective oils (which dry skin lacks to begin with), leaving the skin feeling raw.

Instead, wash and bathe in tepid water, and always follow-up with a moisturizer. Our Moisturizing Body Lotion is a lifesaver when it comes to caring for skin from the neck down. Use it after bathing to lock in moisture for all-day comfort.

Less makeup, more moisture application. In summer, even dry skin can typically get by with just a morning and evening application of face moisturizer. In colder months, though, it’s strongly recommended that you re-apply light layers of moisturizer throughout the day, or whenever skin feels parched.

The best way to accomplish this without completely ruining your makeup is to apply a light layer of makeup and use our Moisture Mist throughout the day. This way, you’re not applying face cream overtop your carefully applied makeup, and your makeup isn’t getting in the way of your moisturizer!

As you can see, updating your skin care routine to reflect the changing seasons doesn’t have to be an ordeal, and can lead to a fun new system. Just tweak a couple products, and you’ll have the perfect plan for achieving beautiful, happy skin.

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Five: Masks

This is step five of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first four, you can read step one here, read step two hereread step three here, and read step four here.

You may wonder how step five of ATOPALM’s Korean skin care regimen could be masks since ATOPALM.com doesn’t feature any face masks! While K-beauty flew to popularity with the use of sheet masks, that’s one arena that ATOPALM USA hasn’t joined.

Why? Because our skin care creams make such excellent face masks on their own! Since we know that ATOPALM creams can double as face masks, we believe that our customers should get to stick to the formulas they love, and not worry about adding more products to their skin care routine.

One thing to note is that, while K-beauty masks are listed as step five of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen, this does not mean that you should use a face mask cream as your fourth step every day. Rather, incorporate this deep moisturizing process once or twice a week, preferably in the evening.

If you’re looking forward to using your favorite ATOPALM cream as a face mask, but you’re not sure where to begin, read on to learn how to apply ATOPALM cream as a face mask.

Step one: choose a cream. Any ATOPALM cream can technically be used as a face mask, but we do have a couple of recommendations based on the various ingredients and formula concentrations we offer on ATOPALM.com.

For example, Intensive Moisturizing Cream is our best-selling moisturizer and can be used as a face mask, but you may see more noticeable results when using one of our Real Barrier formulas, due to the presence of the Real Barrier three-calming complex. Likewise, extremely dry or sensitive skin types may prefer to use an ATOPALM 130+ formula as their face mask to give their skin an intense dose of moisture and comfort.

Step two: begin your skin care process, with step one, step two, step three, and step four of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen. When you get to step five (normally Moisturize), move instead into the face mask application process. Note that step four is Treatment, but does include some of our face creams that can be used for treatment purposes. If your mask cream of choice is one of these treatment products, you can apply your mask as step four of the regimen.

Step three: apply as a mask. Instead of gently patting your cream into your skin, apply a thicker-than-normal layer and allow it to sink in gradually. This allows the cream to begin moisturizing immediately, but also to “drink in” the formula naturally, resulting in a more natural moisturization process. It also gives the formula’s active ingredients time to begin working on the surface of the skin before penetrating deeper to repair and replenish from the inside out.

You will be amazed at the difference this application process makes, even if you’re using your normal daily moisturizer as a mask! If you try this special face mask application, please leave us a comment below to let us know your thoughts!

K-Beauty Review: Real Barrier Extreme Cream

같은 제품을 다섯통 이상 산 건 처음이에요

This is the first time I’ve bought more than five of the same product.

저는 속은 건조하고 겉은 조금 기름이 도는 복합성 피부고 저희 엄마는 심한 건성이라 항상 다른 제품의 크림을 각자 사용했는대 아토팜을 만나고 같은 크림을 나눠 쓸 수 있게 됐어요! ㅠㅠ 속의 건조함은 잡아주대 겉은 부드럽고 기름기 없이 마무리 해줘요! ! 신세계!! 크림은 항상 처음에만 좋게 느껴지고 쓸 수록 단점이 보여서 완전히 맘에 드는 제품을 만난적이 없는대 아토팜을 만난후 계속 재구매 하고 있어요 좋은 얘기만 해서 믿음이 갈지 모르겠지만 알바비 모아서 꼬박꼬박 제 돈으로 구매 하고 있으니 혹시 복합성이라서 크림 고민 많으셨던분 추천드려요! 복합성은 너무 촉촉하면 기름지고 보송하면 건조해서 늘 고민이잖아요ㅠㅠ 아토팜은 속 촉촉 겉 보송을 지켜줘요!! 성분 착하다는 얘기를 많이 들어서 구매 한 거 였는대 역시 순하고 허브향이 솔솔 나서 밤에 세수하고 크림 바를 때 기분이 너무 좋아요 ! 단점이 있다면!!! 저만 그런지 모르겠지만 너무 금방 바닥을 보여요ㅠㅠ 좋아서 듬뿍 바른 제 탓도 있지만 용량이 좀 많이 작은 기분 ㅠㅠ 그래서 세통 미리 쟁여 놨어요ㅠㅠ 덕분에 텅장 됐네요 돈없는 21살은 웁니다ㅠㅠ

I have both dry and oily combination skin, whereas my mother has extremely dry skin. So, we always used different cream products until now. After discovering Atopalm, we no longer have to use different products!

It moisturizes the inside of the skin while leaving the surface of the skin smooth and oil free with a velvet finish. I’ve found a new world!!  Most creams feel good at first but show their drawbacks with repeated use. I’ve never found a product that perfectly satisfy my needs, but I’ve been purchasing Atopalm ever since I found it. I know this may sound too good to be true, but I’ve been regularly repurchasing the product with my own money saved from my part-time work pay.

I highly recommend it for people who have combination skin and is concerned about what type of cream to use. Choosing the right cream is tricky for combination skin type, because when a cream is too heavy, the skin becomes too oily, and if the cream is too light, the skin becomes dry. Atopalm leaves the inside of your skin moisturized while giving a soft finish!!

I originally bought it because I heard a lot about its ingredients that are good and friendly to the skin. As expected, it was mild to the skin and the herb scent was so pleasant that it felt so nice when I applied it after cleansing my face! I don’t know if it’s just me, but the only negative thing about this product is that it runs out so fast. I guess it’s because I apply it so generously all the time.

Anyway, I feel the product has a small volume.  That’s why I bought three of them in advance. Thanks to that, I’m broke now. What a poor 21-year-old.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=24947

 

Review: Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream for Dry Skin

건성피부에는 모이스쳐크림!

Intense Moisture Cream is the answer for dry skin!

이번에 선물을 받게 되어서 리얼베리어 수분크림을 처음 사용해봤습니다!

I received the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream as a present and used it out for the first time!

사실 제가 민감성이고 복합성이라서 수분 부족형 지성이에요ㅠㅠㅠ

그래서 수분크림이 늘 필수입니다!

근데 또 제가 예민해서 끈적이는 것은 싫어하고 가리는게 많아요ㅠㅠ

I have sensitive and combination skin, which means my skin is oily and dry.

That is why a moisturizing cream is a must for me.

However, since my skin is sensitive, I hate using creams that feel sticky. Yes, I can’t help but be picky.

하지만 리얼베리어 수분크림은 저에게 딱 맞는 느낌을 주어서 글을 쓰게 되었습니다!

수분크림도 너무 강한 제품들을 써보면 가끔 얼굴이 따갑다는 느낌을 받을때가 있는데요ㅠㅠ

리얼베리어 모이스처크림은 바르는 순간 끈적이지도 않고 바로 흡수되어서 속까지 채워주는 느낌이 들어서 너무 좋더라구요!

그리고 밤에 바르고 자면 그 다음날까지도 촉촉한 느낌이 들어요!

제가 수분크림을 진짜 비싼 브랜드까지 엄청 이것저것 써봤는데 리얼베리어만한게 없는 것 같아요!

안그래도 이번에 수분크림 두개 더 사 놓으려고 합니다!

But the Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream felt like a perfect match for my skin, which is why I’m leaving this review!

When I use moisturizing creams that are too strong my skin sometimes feels irritated and sore.

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream does not feel sticky and is absorbed into the skin as soon as I apply it, leaving my skin feeling replenished.

Also, when I apply it at night and wake up the next morning, my skin still feels moisturized.

I’ve used a whole variety of moisturizing creams, some even from very expensive brands, but I haven’t found any cream that works as well as Real Barrier.

I plan on buying two more of these!

저처럼 민감성이거나 수분 부족형 지성분들은 모이스처크림 강력 추천할게용

If you have sensitive, combination skin type like me, I highly recommend this moisturizing cream.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=25720

NEW Real Barrier Products on Atopalm.com

Real Barrier by Atopalm is a favorite among Atopalm customers. Featuring the same MLE found in all our products, Real Barrier takes skin care a step further with other moisturizing ingredients, as well as a unique three-calming complex that soothes and comforts skin.

We are pleased to announce that we are adding three brand new ingredients to our Real Barrier line, only on Atopalm.com! These new products have some of the most advanced formulas we’ve ever offered, still utilizing MLE and Real Barrier’s three-calming complex. That’s not all, though — read on to learn how these three products offer unique benefits to treat a variety of skin types and concerns.

Cicarelief Cream is a deeply healing and reparative cream formulated especially for compromised skin in need of special care. It uses MLE, panthenol, calamine, and madecassoside to soothe and promote healing in skin that has been damaged or irritated by dermatological procedures or environmental aggressors like poison oak and ivy, sunburn, and more. Read more about Cica Cream to learn if it’s the right moisturizer for you.

Deep Moist Cream features MLE, vitamin E, snow lotus extract, and an advanced blend of oils including green tea, macadamia, jojoba, sunflower seed, olive fruit, sweet almond, bergamot, sage, eucalyptus, and peppermint. This varied blend of ingredients provide excellent moisture and protection against irritation, all while fighting free radicals with antioxidants and supporting a healthy look and feel. Read more about Deep Moist Cream to find out if it’s the right moisturizer for you.

Deep Moist Lotion boasts the same extensive ingredient list as Deep Moist Cream, with a lighter-weight texture that’s great for normal, combination, and even oily skin types. You’ll still gain the same incredible moisturizing and protective benefits, but you’ll be able to choose which texture suits your skin best.  Read more about Deep Moist Lotion to find out if it’s the right moisturizer for you.

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.

 

Best Summer Skin Care Products

Keeping skin safe in summer shouldn’t be a hassle! Don’t let summer skin care feel like a chore; simply keep it healthy and comfortable with ATOPALM.

All skin needs specialized care during summer, but dry and sensitive skin types are very prone to sun damage. Dry skin can become even drier with prolonged sun exposure, plus pool chlorine and salt water can also demolish what little moisture your dry skin was able to hold onto!

When it comes to sensitive skin, sun exposure, chlorine, and salt water also cause issues, but these issues are often even more extreme than what dry skin deals with. Sensitive skin conditions like rosacea are worsened by heat alone, and simply become worse with direct sun and water exposure. Then there are those conditions linked directly to sun exposure, like polymorphous light eruption, which is an allergic reaction to the sun!

But here’s some great news: most summertime dry skin conditions and sensitive skin issues can be addressed with ATOPALM products! All ATOPALM products can be used year-round, but some formulas in particular are fantastic for preventing and calming summer skin care concerns. Here’s a look at just a few:

 

ATOPALM Moisture Mist is a versatile, spray-on moisturizer. It’s a must-have for use immediately after sun exposure and swimming to replenish moisture and keep skin comfortable. It also gives your skin a burst of radiance without the health risks of tanning!


ATOPALM Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream is a lightweight MLE moisturizer and makeup primer in one. It’s great for use as a lighter summertime moisturizer for normal to oily skin, or layered over another ATOPALM moisturizer for drier, more sensitive skin types.


ATOPALM Real Barrier Cleansing Water
offers travel-friendly, water-free cleansing you can use anytime, anywhere. A must-have for camping and weekend getaways!

 

ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol is a rich moisturizer created with extremely dry, sensitive skin types. While most people prefer lighter moisture in summer, ultra sensitive skin still needs extra protection and moisture to remain comfortable. The added benefit of panthenol also makes this cream perfect for use on mild to moderate irritation caused by environmental elements.

Adding any of these sensitive skin care products to your daily summer skin care routine will go a long way toward keeping skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long.

Shop all summer skin care from ATOPALM now!