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Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner: Cell Regeneration

You’ve probably heard that your skin is more than just a pretty covering. Your skin is the largest organ of the human body and is comprised of a vast network of supporting materials, nourishing capillaries, and communicating nerve endings. It protects you against exposure to dangerous things in the environment, repels water, and also keeps you from losing too much [...]

Magic Mirror on the Wall, What’s the Most Versatile Skin Oil of Them All?

Do you believe in magic? We’re told constantly that there is no magic fix-it-all out there. OK, fixing everything is a little pretentious, unless we’re discussing duct tape. But what if we told you that there is a cosmetic skin oil out there that has powerful healing and anti-inflammatory effects useful to help in alleviating all sorts of skin concerns? [...]

Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner: Free Radicals, Oxidation, Antioxidants, and Inflammation

There’s much talk out there about the damage free radicals can inflict on our skin and the benefits of antioxidants, both internally and topically. You’ve got the gist that free radicals are bad and antioxidants are good. But do you really have a grasp on the situation? […]

Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner: Conventional Anti-Inflammatory Skin Treatments vs. DELTA-5

When your skin is irritated, it’s trying to poke you to get your attention. The acne breakouts, redness, or flakiness that is flaring up is your skin trying to tell you that something is wrong. Irritants like UV exposure, allergens, and chemicals from skincare products are throwing things off. […]

The Trouble With Toenails

Some people have a thing for feet. Call it a fetish. They like feet. Some people have a complete aversion to feet and want nothing to do with them, ever. Regardless of what camp you’re in, there is nothing attractive about feet with sick toenails. So what causes toenail troubles? What can you do to fix them? […]