Summertime Skin Care from Atopalm

Moisture MistKeeping skin safe in summer shouldn’t be a full-time job! Don’t let summertime skin care overwhelm you; protect your skin and keep it healthy with Atopalm.

Dry and sensitive skin types are very prone to sun damage. For dry skin, summer sun exposure can cause it to become even drier. Not only does the sun dry out skin, but pool chlorine and salt water can also zap what little moisture your dry skin is clinging to!

When it comes to sensitive skin, sun, chlorine, and saltwater also cause issues; however, these issues can sometimes be even more extreme than those for dry skin. For starters, sensitive skin conditions like rosacea can be worsened by heat alone, and become even more irritated with direct sun and water exposure. Then there are those with conditions like polymorphous light eruption, which is an allergic reaction to sun exposure. The list goes on!

To keep things short and sweet, here’s some great news: most summertime dry skin conditions and sensitive skin issues can be addressed with the same two Atopalm products! These two skin care products aren’t the end-all-be-all, but they are definitely the go-to products for summertime skin care.

First, choose a shade (Light or Medium) of our BB Cream to wear each day. Atopalm BB Cream perfects the skin with mineral pigment while giving an extra dose of MLE on top of your daily skin care moisturizer. Most importantly for summer, though, is the fact that it contains SPF and skin care antioxidants to protect the skin and prevent sun damage and irritation. The best defense is a good offense, and skin care is no exception to this rule!

If you do fall victim to sun damage, or you find that swimming has done a number on your dry, sensitive skin, it’s time to turn to product number two: Moisture Mist. Atopalm Moisture Mist is a fine mist spray that can be used from head to toe. It contains a slew of soothing and moisturizing ingredients that replenish hydration in no time while deeply comforting damaged skin. Moisture Mist is a must-have product for every beach bag!

Adding these two sensitive skin care products to your daily summer skin care routine will go a long way toward keeping skin looking and feeling healthy all summer long.

FREE GIVEAWAY! Win our Intensive Face Moisturizer with Panthenol

Intensive Face MoisturizerEnter to win our luxurious Intensive Face Moisturizer with Panthenol! Formulated for extremely dry, sensitive skin, this incredible product will leave your face feeling fresh, comfortable, and protected.

Intensive Face Moisturizer with Panthenol features our patented MLE to thoroughly restore and protect the skin’s natural lipid layer. In addition to MLE, it also contains panthenol (vitamin B-5) and a slew of other soothing and hydrating ingredients, which all work together to instantly and expertly calm irritation and protect against future aggressors. It is the optimal treatment for those with easily irritated skin.

Intensive Face Moisturizer with Panthenol can be used as a daily face moisturizer, but it also makes an excellent aftershave, after sun care product, or a powerful treatment when skin is extra irritated.

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Dry and Sensitive Skin Care Tips for Summer

For dry skin sufferers, winter weather tends to be the “bad guy” that beats up sensitive skin with dry climates and harsh winds. But, did you know that summertime weather also does its best to attack dry, sensitive skin? Here are our tips for keeping your dry, sensitive skin healthy and comfortable all summer long.

Stay Cool
Keeping cool is a must for sensitive skin sufferers, especially those with rosacea. Keeping the body — and skin — cool will help prevent excess redness and flushing, but it will also prevent sweating which can further irritate skin. (More on that in a minute!)

There are many simple ways to stay cool. The obvious is to stay indoors or at least in covered, shady areas. If that’s not possible, try to wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin from direct sunlight. As a last defense, spritz your skin with water throughout the day to cool its surface temperature.

Another way to keep cool is to use the Enduracool Cooling Towel. Recently partnered with Atopalm, the Cooling Towel is able to get cool and stay cool for hours, allowing you to have an effective cooling device at your fingertips. Learn more about the Cooling Towel here!

Stay Clean
As I mentioned above, sweat can irritate sensitive skin. Sweat in and of itself is not an irritant; however, for sensitive skin sufferers, it can cause itching and discomfort as it dries, leaving skin feeling worn, tight, and tired.

The easiest way to prevent sweat-related irritation is to stay clean. After exercising, swimming, or simply spending time outdoors in the heat and sun, give your skin a little cleanse with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes. These travel-friendly wipes gently clean skin and give it a dose of moisturizing MLE, leaving it feeling refreshed and protected against the adverse effects of sweat.

For a limited time only, you can receive a FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and a FREE pack of our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes with any $75+ purchase! This duo is a must-have for dry and sensitive skin care during summer. Available only while supplies last!

Stay Moisturized
If you’re refreshing with our Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, your skin will be getting the great moisturizing benefits of MLE and other ingredients. However, if you find your skin needing that extra boost of moisture, the newest Atopalm skin care product is for you.

Moisture Mist is a fast and easy way to deliver rich moisture to the skin. It’s perfect for extremely dry skin types that need a pick-me-up midday, as well as for all skin types after they’ve lost moisture from summer play. It makes a great post-shave treatment, after sun soother, skin refresher and more. We have fallen head over heels in love with our new product, and you will, too!

Make sure to add Moisture Mist to your next Atopalm order, and don’t forget to reach that $75 level to get your FREE Enduracool Cooling Towel and Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes, plus free shipping!

Moisture Mist

Sun Skin Care: 3 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

Source: flickr.com user 4ever30something
Source: flickr.com user 4ever30something

Summer is almost upon the U.S., which means it’s time to amp up the sun skin care. Even if the snow hasn’t melted where you live, the sun’s rays are getting stronger by the day. Don’t leave your skin exposed until it heats up; start using your sun care products now to keep skin healthy and beautiful all summer long.

When it comes to sun care, it’s not all about sunscreen. The truth is, your skin needs a little extra of, well, everything to stand up to UV rays. Here’s a look at the three areas you should focus on for healthy summer skin.

SPF
First, foremost, and obviously, you need a great SPF. SPF stands for sun protection factor, and it is simply the measurement beauty companies use to tell you how much of the sun’s UVB (burn-causing) rays are blocked by the product. Unfortunately, it’s not a very user-friendly number, so here’s a breakdown of the three most popular SPF levels:

  • SPF 15 blocks roughly 94% of UVB rays
  • SPF 30 blocks roughly 97% of UVB rays
  • SPF 45 blocks roughly 98% of UVB rays

As you can see, there isn’t much difference in the percentage of UVB rays caused by each level of SPF. Most dermatologists recommend an SPF of 30 to a person with average sun sensitivity, though fairer complexions may wish to go for the SPF 45. SPF 15 is great for use on days where one will only experience minor sun exposure, like the walk from the car to the office, or running errands.

Of course, a product’s SPF efficacy is based on the person’s natural tendency to get burned, as well as other factors like activity, swimming, and if a person is in direct sunlight, partial shade, or alternating between both. Keep this in mind when choosing your SPF product.

One last note: SPF ratings only tell you how well you’ll be protected from UVB rays, which are the sun rays which cause burning. It does not tell you if the product will protect against UVA rays, which are responsible for visible signs of aging and damage, and are equally as, if not more, dangerous than UVB rays.

Both types of rays contribute to higher risk of skin cancer. Therefore, you should always choose a sun skin care product that is formulated to be a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB damage.

Antioxidants
After SPF comes antioxidants. Skin care antioxidants are essential to overall skin health, and will go a long way in preventing and healing sun damage. Antioxidants will work in conjunction with your broad-spectrum sunscreen in order to prevent and reduce visible signs of aging. For more information, visit our post on Why Skin Care Antioxidants Matter.

Moisture
Lastly, healthy summer skin needs a good dose of moisture! All that heat and sun exposure will leave your skin feeling (and looking) drier than the sahara if you don’t replenish lost hydration. To get a youthful, dewy glow, you’ll need to drink lots of water (LOTS!) and use a great topical skin care moisturizer morning and evening.

Our favorite sun skin care product is Atopalm BB Cream. It has broad-spectrum SPF 20 protection to shield against UVA and UVB rays. Then, Atopalm’s patented hydrating MLE technology replenishes lost moisture and prevents against excess moisture loss. On top of that, multiple fabulous antioxidants repair cell damage to prevent visible signs of aging. Lastly, a light, natural-looking tint helps to conceal skin flaws, thereby taking the place of a heavy foundation.

BB cream can take the place of your sunblock, moisturizer, antioxidant serum, and foundation on mornings when time is short, or it can be used in conjunction with your regular skin care products to enhance and fortify them!

Now that you know the must-haves for gorgeous summer skin, go forth and face the sun with health and beauty!