Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner: How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Skin?

Your body goes through incredible changes during pregnancy, and your skin is included in that process! Some of those changes can be permanent, some will reverse themselves within weeks to a year of giving birth. There are a variety of things that may happen with your skin as your hormones fluctuate. Sadly, only the lucky few get to experience that [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner. The Inflammatory Cycle and the Role It Plays in Chronic Skin Problems

You repeatedly hear medical advice about breaking the cycle of inflammation. . . .stopping inflammation. . . .getting inflammation under control. . . .and so on. You know all too well that inflammation plays a vital role in the process of aging and how the associated changes take place in the skin. […]

Science of Skin Care Series: Dr. Berger’s Corner. Eliminating Adhesive-Induced Irritation

Millions of people around the world wear external medical devices and patches: insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and pain relieving patches. These devices provide convenience, relief, and can save lives. Unfortunately they sometimes come with the side effect of adhesive-induced irritation. Skin is a sensitive organ and many people find themselves with irritation that can range from mild to quite [...]