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.

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Clean up your act in 2016 with our Cleansing Duo!

We know that face cleansing is everyone’s least favorite skin care step. (Especially in winter — is there anything worse than water running down your arms in long sleeves? No.)

However, we’re trying to make face washing easier than ever with our Cleansing Duo. For a traditional clean, wash your face with Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam, which will perfectly purify while imparting a light layer of moisture.

If you’re short on time or can’t stand the thought of standing over the sink, whip out our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These pre-moistened towelettes will give you a clean face without the fuss.

The best part? When you purchase these two products together as part of our Cleansing Duo, you’ll save 25% off retail price!

What are you waiting for? Clean up with Cleansing Duo!

NEW Cleansing Duo

Cleansing DuoNew skin care product alert! Our Cleansing Duo is here to keep your skin fresh and pure while saving you money. Next time you’re trying to choose between our two great dry skin care cleansers, you won’t have to; purchase both together and save!

The new Cleansing Duo features our Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam and Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes at 20% off retail price. These two face wash products are all you need to keep your dry and sensitive skin fresh and free from pollutant-related irritation.

Our lush Cleansing Foam is a great deep cleaner that thoroughly removes debris without ever stripping skin. It differs from traditional formulas as it won’t leave skin feeling dry and tight, which is great news for dry skin sufferers!

The Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes are your on-the-go answer to face cleansing. The pre-saturated wipes remove makeup and debris, leaving skin cleansed and lightly moisturized. They’ll ensure you never have to miss a face wash ever again due to travel, lack of water, or even extreme sleepiness!

When you buy these two products together in our Cleansing Duo, you’ll save 20% off retail price. That’s a steal of a deal on two products you can’t live without. Order your new Cleansing Duo today to save!

Wash Your Face!

It’s the first step of any good skin care regimen, but it’s also the most skipped step! For some reason, face washing has become the annoying little sister of skin care, even though it takes only minutes and provides countless benefits.

Here’s a look at why you should wash your face, and how you can make this sometimes annoying task a little easier.

1) It keeps skin clear. While it’s known that dirt doesn’t directly cause acne blemishes, a buildup of excess oil and makeup certainly can worsen problem skin. Cleansing skin in the morning and evening will help keep oil production regulated, while removing debris, dirt, and other things that may cause or worsen acne breakouts.

2) It keeps skin calm. When it comes to dry and sensitive skin, skipping the cleansing step can lead to irritation. Sensitive skin can’t handle day after day of debris buildup, and it will respond by becoming agitated. While dry skin and sensitive skin shouldn’t be cleansed too often or with very hot water, these skin types should still be gently washed in the morning before skin care products are applied, and before bed to remove the debris of the day.

3) It keeps skin fresh. If you often skip your face cleansing step, you may be unfamiliar with just how good it feels to have properly cleansed skin. When you wash your face with a gentle face wash, it should never feel itchy, tight, or dry; instead, it should feel pure and refreshed.

So, for those who hate to wash their face: here’s how to make skin cleansing an easy, doable task!

In the morning, start with our Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam. The rich, lush texture deeply cleans skin without stripping it of essential moisture. It dissolves excess oil and removes dirt and debris collected overnight, leaving the face feeling like a perfect palette for skin care. In addition, by washing the face before applying skin care, you’ll actually enhance your skin care regimen’s efficacy by removing the “road blocks” of dirt, oil, leftover makeup, and dead skin.

In the evening, it’s time to remove makeup and the buildup of environmental toxins and dirt. Pretty much everyone dislikes taking time to wash their face before bed, so we’ve made it extra easy with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These pre-saturated wipes thoroughly remove makeup and cleanse skin while covering it in a light layer of our moisturizing MLE. After just a few swipes across the face, the skin is pure and hydrated.

Of course, either of our cleansers may be used at any time of day. We just feel that this is the quickest, easiest, and most effective way to keep skin fresh and pure without the hassle of traditional cleansing routines.

Why Facial Cleansing Counts

You’ve heard it time and again: wash your face each morning and night! But, do you know why facial cleansing counts? Here’s a look at why it’s good to wash your face, and when you should skip the soap in favor or gentler facial cleansing methods.

Reason #1: it removes the gunk.
This one is the most obvious, which is why we’re starting here! Face cleansers remove excess oils, environmental debris, dirt, leftover makeup, and dead skin cells. In the morning, washing your face rids it of any oil and dead cell buildup, as well as the remains of your night time skin care routine. It also preps the skin for your daily skin care routine, which actually helps your skin care products work better!

In the evening, face cleansing takes off makeup and the dirt and debris that build up throughout the day. It also helps to replace moisture lost throughout the day (as long as you’re using a high-quality moisturizing face wash, that is) and prepare the skin for its renewal cycle, which happens while you sleep.

Reason #2: it protects against discomfort.
Washing your face can actually help soothe and protect dry skin and sensitive skin types. Unfortunately, many people with dry, sensitive skin believe that the opposite is true, and they end up washing their face less often than is ideal.

How does skin cleansing protect against discomfort? First, it gets rid of the gunk, as seen above. If left alone, this “gunk” will greatly contribute to dry skin, irritation, uneven pigment, and more.

Then, it allows the skin to begin repairing itself without all of the dead cells, makeup, etc. interfering with its process. This means your skin can repair issues and fight free radicals all on its own!

Finally, it allows your next skin care products to absorb quickly and work better, resulting in optimized skin care performance and results.

Reason #3: its a stress reducer.
Now, this is a little-known truth about washing your face: it reduces stress, both emotionally and physically. It may sound crazy, but cleansing your skin can actually be something you look forward to!

From an emotional standpoint, routine is a known stress-reducer. Having a quiet moment to prepare your skin for the day, or wash after a long day of productivity, allows your body and mind to settle and become relaxed. Its also beneficial to set side time for yourself – just to focus on you and your own needs.

From a physical standpoint, cleansing your skin reduces the stress on your skin! When it’s not dealing with buildup from the day, or suffocating under makeup all night, your skin is able to fight free radicals and repair damage with efficiency.

Cleanse with Atopalm
At Atopalm, we believe that skin should never feel squeaky clean. That may sound crazy coming from a blog post all about cleansing skin, but it’s true! That squeaky clean feeling comes from removing too much your skin’s natural moisture, which is a major mistake for all skin types, but especially for dry and sensitive skin. cleansingfoam

Instead, our Moisturizing Cleansing Foam promises to provide all the benefits mentioned above while providing a light layer of moisture and nourishment to the skin. After washing with our best-selling cleansing foam, your skin will feel soft, smooth, supple and, most importantly, healthy.

Getting started with Atopalm is as easy as…

Getting started with Atopalm is as easy as one, two…That’s it! If you’re interested in our great moisturizing skin care products, but you don’t know where to start, here’s all you need to know.

Where does the one-two punch come in? If you’re ready to get started with Atopalm, the perfect introductory product package is our Cleanse and Moisturize Duo. In this dynamic duo, you’ll find our Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam and our top selling Intensive Moisturizing Cream. These products comprise the foundation of the rest of our regimen, and will give you a glimpse at what Atopalm can do for your skin.

Our proprietary MLE formulation, found in both Cleanse and Moisturize Duo products, works to actually mimic the skin’s natural lipid layer. This means that each time you apply an Atopalm product, it works similarly to how healthy skin should work! That’s why it’s so great for dry, sensitive and irritable skin types — it restores healthy skin function while nourishing and moisturizing the skin.

The best part of the Cleanse and Moisturize Duo? If you order these two products together, you’ll automatically save 20% off retail price! The perfect intro products with the perfect intro price; you can’t beat a great deal.

After you’ve fallen in love with these two skin care basics, you’ll find that jumping into the rest of the range just makes sense. You’ll never find products as soothing, moisturizing and luxurious as ours. Just get started with the Cleanse and Moisturize Duo and experience it for yourself!

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Does Oil Cleansing Really Work?

CleansersTwo years ago, we published a look at the growing Oil Cleansing trend. We had no idea that it would become one of our most popular blog posts! We love that people are still looking for alternative methods for cleansing skin and removing makeup, but we thought it was time to write a follow-up.

Why the follow-up? While skin care oil cleansing is a great choice for many people, over the years we’ve discovered that it can simply be too much for some skin types. Because Atopalm caters to those with dry, sensitive skin, we wanted to remind our customers that our face cleansers are always a great choice, even when oil cleansing goes wrong.

If you’ve tried oil cleansing and suffered less-than-desireable results, consider turning to our gentle yet effective skin care cleansers! Whether you opt for our classic Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam, or our travel-friendly Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, you’re promised a pure complexion that never feels dry or irritated.

Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam ensures a lush texture that melts away makeup, impurities, dirt and debris without ever stripping the skin of its natural moisture. It’s the ideal choice for use before bed to completely purify and replenish the skin after a long day.

Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes are quick, easy, and great for those who find it hard to muster up the energy to wash their face before bed. They’re the best choice for weekend getaways, or even keeping in your purse for quick fixes.

Both of our moisturizing cleansers are formulated for dry skin and those with sensitive skin issues like rosacea and eczema. However, they can be safely and effectively used by all skin types who appreciate a little extra moisture.

Whether or not you find that occasional oil cleansing for skin is a good choice for you, our traditional cleansers are the best choice for everyday use.

GIVEAWAY: Spring Cleaning with Atopalm

cleansingfoamIf you’re joining in on the yearly tradition of spring cleaning, why not extend the same thought to your skin? To celebrate the arrival of spring, we’re giving away our Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam.

Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam is a rich face wash designed to remove dirt, makeup, debris and pollutants without stripping the skin. It will protect your delicate skin from becoming overly dry while gently purifying with a paraben-free formula.

The lush foamy texture feels heavenly on both dry skin and sensitive skin, but it’s light enough for all skin types and conditions. After washing with this dry skin cleanser, your skin will feel refreshed, soft, and ready for further treatment.

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Head back to our blog’s home page to find your favorite post and leave a comment. Good luck!

The Oil Cleansing Method for Skin

Source: flickr.com user churl
Source: flickr.com user churl

So, you’re ready for some deep skin care cleansing and revitalization, eh? Even if you’re being good and cleansing your skin each morning and evening, pampering your skin with a deep oil cleanse will help to restore balance, radiance, and comfort to all skin types. Yes, even oily skin!

It may seem wrong to cleanse skin with oil, but the truth is that oil dissolves oil. Even though sebum (your skin’s natural oil) is naturally good for your skin, it easily becomes dirty with debris and bacteria, which is what results in blemishes. When you cleanse with a stripping solution to try to control excess oil, your skin responds by making even more sebum, which gets you stuck in a very nasty game of catch-22.

Using the correct oils on your skin, you’ll be able to remove dirt and bacteria from the pores without upsetting your skin’s natural balance. Plus, the oils will actually replace your skin’s dirty sebum with beneficial, clean oils, which keeps the skin feeling supple, protected, and smooth. In this way, normal skin will be maintained and beautified, dry skin will be covered in a dose of nourishment and hydration, and oily skin will become balanced and, over time, begin to produce less sebum.

 

The Oils

Now, you can’t use any oil to create an oil cleanse for skin. Don’t go grabbing your canola oil and slathering it on your face! To do a proper oil cleanse, you’ll need castor oil and a carrier oil.  The castor oil is what actually pulls out and helps dissolve the yucky stuff in your pores. Think of it as the weapon that is being carried by the, well, carrier oil! Castor oil is fairly inexpensive and readily available, especially online.

For the carrier oil, most people use olive oil because it is easily absorbed, inexpensive, and high in antioxidants. However, you can also use another oil like almond, grape seed, sesame, jojoba, avocado, or sunflower oil. You may even want to try out a few to decide which compliments your skin best, as they each have their own thicknesses, absorbency differences, and hydration levels. In addition, problem or acne skin may benefit most from flax seed oil evening primrose oils, which can help balance skin hormonal issues.

Many people assume that coconut oil would be the most beneficial for skin. While coconut oil is great for purifying and nourishing the hair, you’ll find that it’s actually not great for all skin types. Rather, coconut oil is best only for oily skin, and usually only in summertime.

To make an oil cleanse for normal skin, start with a one-to-one ratio of your castor oil and carrier oil. I prefer to mix my oil cleanser in small batches to ensure that my oil is fresh and nutrient-rich.

For oil cleansing oily skin or acne skin, your ratio will be three parts castor oil to one part carrier oil. Remember that flax and evening primrose oils are great for problem skin, though olive oil will work great, too. This high castor oil ratio will really suck up the unhealthy sebum from your skin without causing the skin to make more sebum.

When it comes to oil cleansing dry skin, mix one part castor oil with three parts carrier oil. You can go richer for dry skin with olive oil or avocado oil, or try out many of the different oils to find out what feels best on your skin.

When you have your mixture ready and waiting, you can add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil, if desired. You’ll also need a washcloth nearby. You don’t need to pre-cleanse your skin, even if you’re wearing makeup. In fact, the oils make a great makeup remover! Just make sure your face is dry and your hair is pulled back.

Begin by pouring about a quarter-sized amount of oil into your palm and rubbing your hands together to evenly distribute the oil. Next, massage your skin with your hands for about a minute. There’s no need to apply pressure or scrub your skin. Just rub in soothing circles, making sure to cover every inch of your face, and even your eyes, lips, and eyebrows.

While you’re massaging, run some water until it’s as hot as you can comfortably stand it on your skin. When the oil is all massaged in, wet the washcloth with the hot water and lay it over your face. Keep it there until it’s room temperature (again, about a minute), and then gently wipe the excess oil off your skin. This process steams your pores, allowing them to open and release the trapped impurities and dead skin cells.

After your oil cleanse, your skin will immediately feel softer and smoother. I find that I only need to oil cleanse about once per week, though some choose to do it every evening to remove makeup and the impurities from the day. Find your balance and reap the benefits of balanced, moisturized, pure, and radiant skin!