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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What’s Your Skin Type

We spend a lot of time talking about dry and sensitive skin types on the Atopalm blog, since most of our customers fall into these categories. But did you know that Atopalm is beneficial for every skin type?

Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry, acne-prone, or any combination thereof, Atopalm can benefit your skin. How can one line be equally great for all skin types? All skin types need healthy moisture levels to function properly!

Since Atopalm’s main objective is to keep skin healthfully moisturized and support the skin’s lipid levels, all skin needs Atopalm. It’s that simple. While people have different preferences for skin care textures and types, the fact remains that Atopalm is beneficial for all.

You may wish to choose some Atopalm products over others depending on your skin type. In order to select the best products for you, you must first know what your skin type is. For some people, it’s obvious. You may have itchy, flaky, classically dry skin, or you may blot oil from your face all day.

For others, it’s not so simple. Combination skin can be tricky to categorize, as can skin that itches like dry skin but appears oily. Here’s a helpful guide to help you figure out what your skin type is!

Step one: take a shower and thoroughly wash face without a cleanser. Did you know that your non-Atopalm face cleanser may be over-stripping the skin of its oils, leading you to believe you have dry skin even if you don’t? In order to determine skin type, remove all makeup and simply wash your face with pure water.

Step two: wait two hours. Leave your face alone (no skin care products, and no touching!) and pass the time in whatever way you choose.

Step three: blot your entire face with a tissue, preferably one that doesn’t have added lotion. Gently blot, paying special attention to the T-zone, which ranges from your full forehead, down your nose, and to your chin.

Step four: review your findings by looking at your face as well as your blotting tissue. Your skin will fall into one of the following four categories:

  • Normal skin will not flake, itch, or feel tight. It appears supple and smooth, and is comfortable even without moisturizer. Normal skin is the unicorn of skin types!
  • Oily skin will leave visible oil on your tissue. Your skin may also appear shiny and feel slick to the touch. Those with oily skin often have large pores, and feel weighed down by heavy lotions or creams. Oily skin is also more likely to have acne breakouts, though any skin type is susceptible to blemishes.
  • Dry skin is the second most common skin type, largely due to the fact that most people are chronically dehydrated. Environmental damage also generally results in dry skin, including sun damage, harsh skin care products, and even central heating and air. Dry skin feels taut, especially after cleansing, and regularly shows flakes of dead skin. Pores are generally smaller, and large acne breakouts are less common but not unheard of.
  • Combination skin is the most common skin type, which shows how unhealthy most skin is. Combination skin is essentially the skin not knowing what to do with itself, as it shows traits of normal, oily, and dry skin. It is unbalanced, specifically showing dryness on the cheeks, and excess oil in the T-zone.

Now that you’ve determined your skin type, you can proceed knowing what your skin needs to look and feel its healthiest. With Atopalm, you can give your skin an advantage by first treating its hydration and barrier needs. After your skin’s most basic needs are met, many issues will resolve themselves and you may even find yourself getting nearer to the normal skin category we’d all love to be in!

Eat Right for Your Skin Type: Dry Skin

Source: flickr.com user Livin' Spoonful
Source: flickr.com user Livin’ Spoonful

Using dry skin care products like the Atopalm MLE, Real Barrier, and 130+ lines are the perfect way to moisturize dry skin from the outside, but what about moisturizing from the inside out? You can support healthy moisture levels from all angles when you eat right for your skin type.

All skin types require proper moisture levels to function properly, but dry skin tends to have the hardest time recovering once its become over-dry. Prevent dry episodes by eating healthful foods that will promote healthy moisture even without your normal skin care routine. Here’s a look at five great foods you can eat if you have dry skin.

Nuts
Loaded with vitamin E, nuts are the perfect skin care food. Vitamin E helps the skin in multiple ways including by protecting against oxidative cell damage and environmental damage like UV rays and pollution. Incorporate nuts into your daily salads or snacks to get a big skin care boost!

Sweet Potatoes
Baked, french-fried, or mashed — sweet potatoes are a dry skin dream. Beta-carotene is the star nutrient of sweet potatoes, and it supports skin in two ways. Beta-carotene can be broken down by the body to become vitamin A, also known as retinol. Vitamin A helps reduce visible signs of skin aging while protecting against skin dryness. Beta-carotene can also offer skin care antioxidant protection to further prevent skin aging, as well as cell damage within the body.

Olive Oil
Heart-healthy (and delicious!) olive oil is a perfect pair for dry skin. Vitamin E offers antioxidant and skin conditioning benefits while omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats work to provide the skin the nutrients it needs to moisturize and protect itself. Olive oil can even help shield your skin against UV rays, and may improve or prevent dry skin conditions like eczema.

Bonus: avocados feature many of the same nutrients as olive oil. A perfect dry skin care snack? Olive oil drizzled over avocado with salt and pepper. YUM!

Water-rich vegetables
Watery veggies like cucumber and celery will have a direct effect on dry skin. These vegetables are high in silica, which boosts moisture and skin elasticity. Antioxidant vitamins including vitamin A and vitamin C also work to calm dryness, combat free radical damage, and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Fish
You can strengthen the skin’s barrier to prevent moisture loss by eating more fish! Omega-3 fatty acids keep the skin moisturized and healthy. You’ll be glowing from the inside out when you incorporate salmon, herring, tuna, and trout into your weekly diet.

Eating right for your skin type is and easy (and delicious way) to support the skin and reinforce your dry skin care Atopalm routine. What’s your favorite dry skin-friendly meal or snack? Share in the comments!

 

Introducing Atopalm Real Barrier!

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Atopalm Real Barrier is live, and it’s available for a short time at a special introductory price! Check out the full line here, or read on for a sneak peek at the new products…

Real Barrier Cleansing Foam is a creamy, moisturizing face cleanser that offers acid-balanced purification so irritation-free use.

Real Barrier Cleansing Water gently yet thoroughly removes makeup and impurities, leaving fresh and pure skin.

Real Barrier Essence Mist moisturizes and calms the skin with a convenient spray-on formula.

Real Barrier Intro Serum boosts comfort and moisture while prepping the skin to receive maximum benefits from all subsequent products.

Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream uses our patented MLE, but also offers moisture with hyaluronic acid and dual ceramides to supply unparalleled moisturization.

Real Barrier Extreme Cream also moisturizes and supports the skin’s barrier with MLE, but also firms and tightens the skin with Idealift.

Real Barrier Eye Contour Cream is an anti-aging power cream designed for the “triangle zone” — the outer eye area to the lips — to minimize fine lines and other visible signs of aging.

The Real Barrier range is designed to be used as a complete skin care regimen, or to be mixed with Atopalm MLE and Atopalm 130+ products to create a unique routine that’s tailored to your skin’s needs.

Don’t forget that Real Barrier is available for a limited time at low introductory pricing! Don’t delay, or you’ll miss out on trying these new products for a steal of a deal.

Korean Skin Care Regimen by Atopalm

Korean skin care has been on the rise for a long time now, but what makes it so special? Here’s a look at why Korean skin care products and a Korean skin care regimen may be just what your skin needs.

  1. Atopalm Korean skin care uses gentle ingredients that won’t strip or damage the skin. Many other leading formulas achieve “results” by using harsh ingredients which stress the skin into exhibiting false improvement, only to then throw the skin off its normal balance. Atopalm products work to support the skin’s natural, healthy functions to create beauty and comfort from within.
  2. Korean skin care regimens focus on pampering and caring for the skin. Emphasis is placed on treating the skin kindly, both with ingredients and the actual application process. Skin isn’t tugged or scrubbed; rather, it’s massaged and loved!
  3. Korean skin care products are used religiously. Once a regimen is built, it is followed every day. This dedication is essential to great results, as well as maintaining the healthy skin you’ve worked to achieve.

Atopalm has been the #1 skin care for sensitive skin in Korea for ten consecutive years, and has been awarded the KBPI Golden Brand seal for sensitive skin. So while the Korean skin care regimen is becoming popular, Atopalm has been leading the pack in its home country, making it the ideal choice for someone who is ready to take their skin seriously.

Learn more about Korean skin care and learn our special Atopalm Korean skin care regimen over on the site!

Click here for our Atopalm Korean skin care regimen step-by-step guide

Cleanse Right for Your Skin Type

Cleansers
We all know that face cleansing is the first step in any good skin care regimen, but not everyone chooses the right cleanser for their skin type! If your skin feels tight, itchy, dry, or irritated after cleansing, you’re using the wrong formula.

Dry and sensitive skin types should never use harsh soaps or cleansers with SLS, and should steer away from artificial fragrances and other potentially irritating ingredients. Atopalm cleansers promise pure skin without irritation, and are the perfect foundation for our other soothing and moisturizing skin care products.

Technically, either of our cleansers are suitable for any skin type, but there are some pros to using one formula over the other based on your skin type. Shop now while our cleansers are 30% off!

Normal to oily, occasionally irritated skin will benefit from our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. Easy to use and travel-friendly, these pre-saturated wipes completely cleanse the skin and remove makeup in one simple step. They’re also great for use if your skin is irritated by your local tap water!

Dry and sensitive skin types will feel soothed by Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam. Rich and luxurious, this foamy cleanser wraps the skin in moisture as it cleanses away impurities.

No matter which formula you choose, you’re promised irritation-free use, and pure skin that’s ready for the next steps in your skin care routine.