Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Seven: Moisturizing

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

It will come as no surprise to you that step seven of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen is the star of our unique program: moisturizing. As the #1 best-selling dry skin care in Korea, restoring moisture to the skin is our passion — and our forte.

When it comes to restoring and protecting moisture levels within the skin, you will find no better skin care brand than ATOPALM. Our revolutionary and proprietary ingredient multi-lamellar emulsion (MLE) ensures the restoration and support of the skin’s own lipid layer, which naturally keeps skin healthfully hydrated.

MLE is identical to the skin’s natural cross-structure. In fact, when viewed under a microscope, there is no visible different between MLE and the Maltese Cross naturally found in skin.

After you’ve completed the rest of your Korean skin care regimen, moisturizing is the second-to-last step before you’re ready to head out the door or go off to bed. It is the #1 way to protect your skin against damage during the day, and help your skin heal itself at night.

Without proper moisture levels, your skin will spend all its time trying to balance moisture instead of tending to issues like breakouts and damage that leads to premature visible signs of aging. By using a moisturizer that truly helps the skin balance its own moisture levels, you free up the body to heal and protect itself.

When selecting a daily moisturizer, it’s important to pick one that addresses your skin’s unique needs. While hydration should be the main concern for all skin types (yes, even oily skin), your formula can also contain ingredients meant for specific issues. Sometimes those ingredients may be even more hydrating ingredients, while others may offer anti-aging or acne-healing properties.

Once you have your moisturizer chosen, you will want to apply it morning and evening. Some people choose to have a lighter daytime formula and heavier nighttime formula, while others will use the same cream for both. The choice is left up to preference!

Applying your  moisturizer should be gentle yet thorough. The true Korean skin care method of application is to gently tap the cream into your skin, never rubbing or pulling the skin in order to avoid damaging delicate skin cells. You can apply “dots” of cream all over the face, and then take a few minutes to tap or pat the cream in until it’s mostly absorbed.

After application, your skin should never feel sticky or laden with too much cream; rather, it should feel refreshed and pampered. What makes K-beauty regimens so special is the time taken to truly care for the skin. If you are following this principal, you will surely feel the difference.

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How to Treat Oily Skin with Moisture

When you think Atopalm, chances are you think of dry, sensitive skin. While our advanced MLE products are a perfect choice for those skin types, we want you to know that Atopalm is great for oily skin, too!

Oily skin can have many root causes, but there’s one thing that can be agreed on — oily skin still needs moisture. Many people with oily skin types shy away from moisturizers because they feel too heavy or greasy. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make for your oily skin!

Rather than not needing moisture, oily skin may need moisture more than most other skin types! You see, your oily skin may be caused by your skin’s inability to create and maintain healthy moisture levels. To compensate, the skin creates more oil, which leads to an oil imbalance. By just keeping your skin’s moisture levels up and lipid layer supported with Atopalm skin care, your skin can balance its own oil production, leading to a healthier complexion.

How to treat oily skin with moisture is as simple as purifying with a oily skin cleanser and following up with an appropriate oily skin face moisturizer. All of our MLE products are safe for oily skin; however, most oily skin sufferers will find that our rich Intensive Moisturizing Cream is too heavy for their preferences. Rather, we recommend these three products:

  • Atopalm Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex
    Why: this anti-aging skin care product features a lighter texture than our flagship moisturizer. Plus, anti-aging ingredients, skin care antioxidants, and brightening vitamins work to achieve a more youthful appearance.
  • Atopalm BB Cream
    Why: a masterful multi-tasker, BB Cream provides lightweight yet effective moisture while simultaneously protecting against UV damage and camouflaging skin imperfections. It’s an all-in-one product for all skin types!
  • Atopalm Moisture Mist
    Why: ultra light yet ultra rich. It’s your go-to for both face and body moisture that promises to keep skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy.

As you can see, when it comes to learning how to treat oily skin with moisture, you need look no further than Atopalm. Our MLE formulations are non-comedogenic and work to actually repair and support the skin’s natural lipid layer, leading to skin that is able to better control its own oil production.

Do you have a favorite Atopalm skin care product for oily skin? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!

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Intensive Moisturizing Cream: Choose Your Size!

Intensive Moisturizing CreamWe have a lot of great skin care products at Atopalm.com, but our most popular by far is the Intensive Moisturizing Cream. Rich yet easily absorbed, highly active yet completely gentle, it’s the perfect daily moisturizer for those with dry skin, sensitive skin, and tough-to-treat skin conditions.

Our customers love Intensive Moisturizing Cream so much that we now offer it in three different size choices to meet the needs of everyone looking for a great face moisturizer! Here’s a look at all the sizes and how they differ.

First comes our sample size Intensive Moisturizing Cream, which is a FREE product — you only pay $4.99 shipping and handling, or add it to any $50+ order for free shipping within the U.S.! At 0.25 fl. oz., it’s a baby product, but it’s perfect for those who want to see how their skin will react to the formula before buying the full size.

Next up is our travel size Intensive Moisturizing Cream. At 1.0 fl. oz. and $9.00, it’s perfect for on-the-go use whether your travels take you across the ocean or just to the office. It’s also a great skin care gift choice, as it allows your friend or family member to test the formula for an extended period of time without you (the gift-giver) breaking the bank.

Then comes the full size Intensive Moisturizing Cream. A whopping 3.4 fl. oz. for only $30.00, it’ll moisturize your skin deeply and thoroughly without ever upsetting dry, sensitive skin types. The MLE formula works to repair the skin’s natural lipid layer, resulting in skin that truly feels hydrated and cared for. Safe and effective for those with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and similar skin conditions.

Three size choices, one fantastic formula. But, don’t think that’s all we have for you today…we’re currently offering our full size Intensive Moisturizing Cream with a FREE package of Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes! A $42.00 value for only $30.00, this buy one get one free pair will cleanse and moisturize the skin without ever causing or increasing irritation, making it suitable for all sensitive skin types. Hurry to claim this great offer while it lasts!

Moisturizing Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

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Source: flickr.com user thecampbells

Believe it or not, oily skin and acne-prone skin need to moisturize, too. If you experience excess oil or acne, you may feel like the last thing your skin needs is an emollient, but it’s actually essential to your skin’s health! The truth is, a good acne moisturizer may even help your skin become clearer and more beautiful.

Moisturizing success for acne-prone skin lies in your product choice. Choose wisely, and your skin will thank you. Choose poorly, and you risk breakouts and even oilier skin. So, the first step is to know exactly what you’re looking for.

Skin care moisturizers formulated with exfoliators and natural skin care oils are great for oily and acne-prone skin. Just be sure that the oils are truly natural — great ingredients to look for include jojoba seed oil, meadowfoam oil, and tea tree oil, which is highly beneficial for acne-prone skin. Exfoliators that may help your skin include salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids.

Your moisturizer for oily skin should be labeled non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t cause pores and lead to breakouts. As far as texture is concerned, skin care lotions are usually lighter-weight and may be more comfortable for very oily skin, while moisturizers or skin care creams are usually heavier and may be uncomfortable for acne skin.

Finally, your problem skin may not stop at oil and acne. If your skin is also sensitive, choose a hydrating product that is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. These attributes will help ensure that your skin doesn’t experience a reaction caused by the moisturizer.

With these tips, you’re sure to comfortably and efficiently moisturize your oily, blemish-prone skin without risk of breaking out. Properly moisturized, your skin may be able to balance itself while appearing healthier and more beautiful than ever.