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!

Intensive Moisturizing Cream Blowout Sale

twocreamAs a valued customer of Atopalm, you certainly know of our flagship product, Intensive Moisturizing Cream. It’s laden with MLE and other restorative ingredients to comfort, moisturize, and protect dry and sensitive skin.

There’s nothing quite like Intensive Moisturizing Cream with MLE. It’s great for use as a daily face cream, but equally beneficial for dry body areas like the elbows and knees. It can be used day or night, summer and winter…It’s the most versatile moisturizing cream you’ll ever find!

Because we believe so strongly in our Intensive Moisturizing Cream, we’ve decided to make it even more affordable than it already is, just to give more people a chance to try it. Today, we’re bringing you an exclusive opportunity to purchase Intensive Moisturizing Cream at a deep discount, plus two more ways to earn one or more FREE Intensive Moisturizing Creams!

This rare deal won’t last long, so choose your favorite way to save and order today before supplies run low!

Incredible Deal
Buy 5 Intensive Moisturizing Creams, get 2 FREE, plus FREE SHIPPING!
Almost $70 savings!

We’ve never had a deal like this. When you order five jars of Intensive Moisturizing Cream, you’ll receive two jars at no cost to you, plus free shipping! That’s a savings of at least $68.95!

This is the perfect way to stock up on Intensive Moisturizing Cream for the new year, or you can gift Intensive Moisturizing Cream to your loved ones this season!

Great Deal
Buy 3 Intensive Moisturizing Creams, get 1 FREE, plus FREE SHIPPING!
Almost $40 savings!

Looking for a little less Intensive Moisturizing Cream, but still want a great deal? This is the choice for you! Buy three jars of Intensive Moisturizing Cream, and get onecompletely free, plus free shipping! You’ll save at least $38.95 on our top-selling product.

Special Price
Order one Intensive Moisturizing Cream at 20% off

Looking to simply replenish your favorite product at a low price? Look no further! For a limited time only, you can buy Intensive Moisturizing Cream at 20% off, making it an affordable $24.00. This is a great option for those who use Intensive Moisturizing Cream to “spot treat” problem areas, and don’t need to stock up on this great product.

 

Our OTC Products are Back!

Source: flickr.com user Mike Mozart
Source: flickr.com user Mike Mozart

They’re back, they’re back! Our over-the-counter skin care products have returned with a new look but the same great formulas you’ve grown to rely on. If you’re unfamiliar with our OTC skin care products, or you need a quick refresher, here’s a glimpse at what you’ll find on the main OTC Products page…

 

 

  • Psoriapalm is a clinically-proven formulation for psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis sufferers. It has been shown to reduce the redness, scaling, and plaque elevation associated with these skin care conditions, all while promising a grease-free texture and soothing moisture!
  • Tolnaftate Antifungal Cream uses 1% tolnaftate to soothe and treat athlete’s foot and ringworm. It can also help prevent athlete’s foot from recurring if used as a daily preventative treatment.
  • Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream features 1% clotrimazole to treat the itching, burning, cracking, and scaling of athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm.
  • Moisturizing Muscle Rub Cream is a non-greasy lotion formulated with three pain-relieving ingredients to temporarily relieve pain in muscles and joints. It’s an effective treatment for many causes of muscle and joint pain, including backache, arthritis, bruises, sprains, and strains.
  • First Aid Triple Antibiotic is a moisturizing ointment based on a US-patented technology. It helps prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns while gently moisturizing the skin for optimal healing.
  • Itch Relief Cream is a maximum-strength topical analgesic designed to provide itch and pain relief. It’s an ideal treatment for itching, pain, and discomfort caused by minor burns, insect bites, irritation, sunburn, minor cuts, rashes, scrapes, and symptoms caused by poison ivy, oak, and sumac.

Our over the counter skin care treatments promise to be a safe and effective way to treat the above-mentioned concerns. They still feature the same formulations you know you can trust, and the same low price, too! Shop all the OTC products now >>

Atopalm 130+: Best Sensitive Skin Care

Many people suffer from dry or sensitive skin, but if you’re one of the few who suffer from extremely dry skin or you’re dealing with post-treatment sensitivity, Atopalm has just what you need.

Atopalm 130+ is a small group of sensitive skin care designed just for those who need an extreme dose of soothing, supportive skin care. Atopalm 130+ was created with skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis in mind. If nothing else has worked for your sensitive skin, Atopalm 130+ is just what you need.

What sets Atopalm 130+ apart? It features the same proven MLE formulations as our flagship line; however, it is formulated with a higher concentration of these restorative ingredients, meaning your skin is wrapped in the highest level of soothing ingredients that we offer.

MLE and other ingredients work to restore the skin’s lipid layer while soothing feelings of discomfort. Atopalm 130+ is one of the few dry skin care lines that actually works to address why your skin is so sensitive, rather than just masking the issues. The result is calmer, more comfortable skin.

Atopalm 130+ is perfect for extreme dryness and sensitivity, as well as skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It’s also excellent for use after in-office procedures that leave the skin vulnerable, such as chemical peels.

In addition to what it does contain, Atopalm 130+ promises safe, gentle use based on what it does not contain. All the 130+ products are free of nuts oils, solvents, fragrances, parabens, and anything else known to irritate sensitive skin.

We are confident that Atopalm 130+ is beneficial for any sensitive, dry skin type, and can be the answer your skin has been looking for. If you’ve yet to find a skin care line that’s gentle enough for your sensitive skin, we encourage you to try Atopalm 130+ today!

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3 Reasons to Treat Psoriasis with Psoriapalm

Itchiness. Redness. Irritation. Flaking. Scaling. If you have psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, you know these symptoms all too well.

While an end-all cure for psoriasis is still being researched, the best way to treat symptoms of psoriasis is with Psoriapalm Lotion, a proven, non-greasy psoriasis lotion that promises to reduce symptoms of this difficult skin condition.

If you’re ready to take the next step in psoriasis treatment, here’s a list of three reasons to treat psoriasis with Psoriapalm.

1) It’s clinically proven. In an independent clinical study, Psoriapalm Lotion was shown to provide a 47% reduction of redness, a 72% reduction of scaling, and a 53% reduction of plaque elevation. This all occurred over the course of only 12 weeks!

Psoriapalm Lotion is also able to soothe itching and physical irritation immediately upon application, allowing you to start experiencing more comfortable skin after just one use.

2) It’s formulated with advanced ingredients. Psoriapalm Lotion is formulated with a proprietary pseudo-ceramide, fatty acids, cholesterol, and MLE technology. These ingredients work together to comprise multi-lamellar structures that are nearly identical to the structure of natural human skin lipids.

What this means is that Psoriapalm Lotion allows your skin to act like healthy skin. It supports the skin’s barrier function while offering therapeutic benefits to suffering skin, allowing the skin to look and feel like its healthy self again.

3) It’s affordable. If you’ve suffered from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis for long, you know that it’s easy to waste time and money on products that just don’t work. Psoriapalm Lotion offers you the highest-quality effective psoriasis skin care ingredients out there for the amazingly low price of $13.99 a bottle. This is an unheard of deal that makes it easy to give Psoriapalm Lotion a try!

Have you tried Psoriapalm yet? Leave us a comment and tell us how it worked for you!

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Our advice is not intended to replace that of a doctor’s. Please speak with your doctor or dermatologist before choosing a psoriasis treatment.

Three Atopalm Products with Surprising Uses

Source: flickr.com user Syed_W_CCT357
Source: flickr.com user Syed_W_CCT357

There’s nothing like finding new ways to use the skin care products you love. Not only does it make your routine easier, but you’ll also save money by getting creative with the products you already have! To give you some inspiration, here are three Atopalm products with surprising uses.

1) Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm for dry knees and elbows
Many dry skin sufferers find that their knees and elbows suffer most of all! Rough, cracked skin is bad enough, but when you experience it in these oft-used areas, you’re in for a miserable time.

The good news is that our Moisturizing Foot and Heel Balm is perfect for these areas. Designed to deeply moisturize and replenish dry, cracked feet, our foot cream is just as wonderful for use on the knees and elbows. Just slather some on after your shower or before bed, and these problem areas will be looking and feeling better in no time.

2) Moisturizing Body Lotion for babies and children with dry skin
Most Atopalm customers know that our dry skin care products are some of the most soothing and gentle skin care formulas on the market. But, did you know that we believe some of our body skin care products are even safe enough for little ones?

If your baby or child suffers from dry skin, sensitive skin, or even eczema, turn to our Moisturizing Body Lotion. This best body lotion uses MLE and other soothing ingredients to restore hydration while repairing the skin’s moisture barrier, which leads to healthier and more comfortable skin.

Before you use our Moisturizing Body Lotion on your little one, check with their doctor to make sure that the ingredients are a good fit for your child. We strongly believe that our products are some of the gentlest and most effective sensitive skin care products out there, but check with your doctor before using!

3) Atopalm BB Cream as a makeup primer
While our Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream is a favorite for use as a makeup primer, sometimes individuals prefer a full coverage look that the Undermakeup Cream may not promote. If you’re looking for a full coverage primer, look no further than our BB Cream!

Atopalm BB Cream is a three-in-one product that moisturizes the skin, protects with SPF and skin care antioxidants, and provides a light layer of color to help disguise imperfections. You can use it alone, but when used under a makeup foundation, it will help provide full coverage while benefitting the skin.

BonusPsoriapalm for dandruff
Did you know that dandruff is a form of seborrheic dermatitis? That’s why our sister brand, Psoriapalm, is the perfect choice for dandruff treatment. Psoriapalm Lotion is a non-greasy psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis treatment. It’s clinically proven to reduce symptoms of these skin conditions.

When used on the scalp, Psoriapalm will help to reduce flaking, scaling, irritation and redness. While it promises a grease-free texture on the skin, we can’t promise that it won’t show up in your hair, which is why we recommend nighttime Psoriapalm use with a morning washing using a dandruff-friendly shampoo.

Have you found your own “secret” uses for Atopalm products? Leave us a comment to tell us about it!

Featured Question: How to Treat Scalp Psoriasis

You ask, we answer! Today’s Featured Question was sent to us on Facebook; if you have a question regarding skin care, beauty, dry skin, or skin care conditions, please leave us a comment here or Like us and ask on our Facebook page!

Corrie C. says, “I have plaque psoriasis on my scalp. It has only ever gone away when I’ve been put on steroids for other things. What are the best products to use? How often should I wash my hair? You’d think I’d know what to do after 30+ years, but because it’s under my hair I just pretend it doesn’t exist…”

Scalp psoriasis affects roughly half of those who suffer from psoriasis in general. Like Corrie mentions, it’s easy to ignore scalp psoriasis since it’s relatively hidden by the hair, but the discomfort remains and visible signs can appear at the drop of a hat. (Pun slightly intended!)

Like most forms of psoriasis, scalp psoriasis appears as raised, red, and scaly patches of skin. Sometimes it only affects one or two areas; other times, it’s the entire scalp, and may even include the forehead, neck, and ears. Other symptoms of scalp psoriasis include dandruff-like flakes, dry scalp, burning sensation, scalp soreness, and hair loss.

When scalp psoriasis is mild, you may not even know you have it. Symptoms are barely noticeable, and the hair covers visible signs of psoriasis. However, for moderate and severe cases, it can be a nightmare. Thick, crusted lesions cause itchiness that begs to be scratched, which can in turn lead to pain, discomfort, and even infection or hair loss.

Treating scalp psoriasis can be trickier than treating psoriasis on other areas of the body thanks to your hair. However, most psoriasis treatments can be used on the scalp, as long as they’re applied at the correct time of day.

Most doctors recommend starting with an over-the-counter product containing FDA-approved medications like salicylic acid or coal tar. The next step would be prescription medications featuring one or both of those ingredients, as well as any number of the following medications:

  • Anathralin
  • Antimicrobials
  • Calcipotriene
  • Steroids
  • Tazarotene

While these prescription medications may help, some of them can be too harsh for sensitive skin and may cause issues in the long-term. That’s why we recommend choosing the best OTC psoriasis treatment you can find — Psoriapalm Lotion.

Psoriapalm Lotion features 2% salicylic acid for the treatment of psoriasis. It can be used to treat psoriasis on the body and face, but also makes an excellent scalp psoriasis treatment. Applied directly to the scalp before you go to sleep, Psoriapalm Lotion works to soften and heal psoriasis-afflicted skin.

In addition to salicylic acid, it also contains the incredible super-ingredient known as MLE. MLE, or multi-lamellar emulsion, is able to flawlessly mimic the skin’s natural lipid layer, which allows it to restore the skin’s healthy barrier function. For psoriasis-sufferers, this means less irritation and scaling. MLE, alongside salicylic acid, is what makes Psoriapalm Lotion so effective for use on all psoriasis, including scalp psoriasis.

To treat scalp psoriasis with non-greasy Psoriapalm Lotion, simply apply it directly to the scalp before you go to bed. Make sure to have a dedicated pillowcase for use after treatment in case some of the product transfers. In clinical studies, Psoriapalm Lotion caused a 72% reduction in visible scaling, a 53% reduction in plaque elevation, and a 47% reduction in skin redness. It also improves overall irritation and beauty, allowing the return of your comfort and confidence.

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