Are COVID Masks Making You Break Out?

The short answer is yes. While wearing your COVID-19 face mask is a necessary social norm, many people are experiencing undesired skin changes as a result of wearing their masks. Some acne-prone people are experiencing more regular breakouts, while others who don’t usually see breakouts in their skin are reporting small blemishes that are more akin to rosacea than anything else. These breakouts aren’t happening … Continue reading Are COVID Masks Making You Break Out?

Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Lamellar Emulsion

ATOPALM and its sister brands are all formulated with a foundational ingredient: Multi-Lamellar Emulsion, or MLE for short. MLE is an ingredient we mention a lot, so it’s helpful to know why we’re so excited about this ingredient, and why we believe that everyone—no matter their age or skin type—will benefit from using MLE-formulated Korean skin care products. MLE is proprietary Our founder, Dr. Park, … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Lamellar Emulsion

Men’s Korean Skin Care—How Men’s Skin Differs

Why do men need different skin care products? The question has been asked many times—and the idea that men need different skin care has actually been joked about for years! The truth is, men’s skin really is different from women’s skin, and the need for specialized skin care products is real. Men’s skin is thicker on average—up to 25% thicker!) than women’s skin. It also tends to … Continue reading Men’s Korean Skin Care—How Men’s Skin Differs

5 Reasons Why You Should Use Skin Care Oils

Did you grow up using oil-free skin care? Are you still afraid that oil-based skin care will break you out? Do you feel like skin care oils will feel heavy or greasy? There’s no need to worry! The understanding of how oils help your skin has come a very long way from when we believed that oils would cause greasiness, breakouts, and more. There are … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Skin Care Oils

Maternity Skin Care for the Most Popular Birth Month!

Happy September, all! Did you know that September is the most common birth month? September 9th is the most “popular” birthday, which means lots of mamas are eagerly awaiting their baby’s arrival any day now. If you or a loved one is expecting, congratulations! There is nothing more exciting than a new baby. On the other side of the coin, those mamas are in desperate … Continue reading Maternity Skin Care for the Most Popular Birth Month!

Which Type of Face Wash Should I Use?

Step #1 in every skin care regimen is cleansing. Removing excess oils, dirt, debris, and makeup is essential to skin health, as well as the efficacy of your other skin care products! But with so many cleansers to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? If you’re wondering which face cleanser texture will suit your skin best, here’s a spoiler: … Continue reading Which Type of Face Wash Should I Use?

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At-Home Psoriasis Skin Care

Psoriasis or plaque psoriasis is an immune-related condition which mainly presents itself as a rash. It appears as red or pink areas of thick, raised, and scaly skin—usually described as psoriasis plaque. It sometimes instead appears as small, flat bumps. Psoriasis rash is generally found on the elbows, knees, and scalp, but it can actually be found anywhere on the body, including nails and even … Continue reading At-Home Psoriasis Skin Care

The Benefits of Skin Care Face Masks

Face masks are front and center in the media today. Keeping your community safe should be #1 on your priority list, but after you run your errands and you’re able to go N95-free at home, we suggest you put on a different sort of mask. Skin care face masks are nothing new. Women (and men!) have been using beauty face masks for decades to improve … Continue reading The Benefits of Skin Care Face Masks

Five Most Common Summer Skin Care Concerns (and What to Do About Them)

Summertime brings with it increased risk of sunburn, but that’s not the only summer skin care concern! Here’s a look at a few of the most common summertime skin issues and how you can deal with them. Blemish breakouts. When you sweat, it mixes with the bacteria and sebum on your skin, which can clog pores and lead to more pimples than usual. This is mainly … Continue reading Five Most Common Summer Skin Care Concerns (and What to Do About Them)

Skin Care Essences Explained

Everyone knows about skin care cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and treatment products…but have you ever used a skin care essence? Skin care essences may sound less powerful or beneficial than the skin care terms you’re more familiar with—after all, the word essence conjures up feelings of a small amount or hint of something. The truth is the exact opposite, though. Skin care essences—at least the ones found … Continue reading Skin Care Essences Explained