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Allergic Reactions To Skin Care Products And Makeup

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It is estimated that nearly 25% of individuals experience an allergic reaction or skin reaction each year due to a beauty product.  It is important that when you first notice a sensitivity or an allergic reaction, that you discontinue the use of the product immediately.  Reactions run the spectrum from mild to severe.  Symptoms can include a burning of the skin or eyes, contact dermatitis, … [Read more...]

Skin Care Q&A: Keratosis Pilaris & Rosacea

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Keratosis Pilaris is a relatively common skin affliction that typically runs in families.  The condition is often worse in winter and dryer months and better in summer more humid months.  It is a harmless condition where the keratin forms pumps in hair follicles.  It commonly occurs on the upper arms and thighs; however, it can be present anywhere on the body including the face, back, lower … [Read more...]

Seven Must-Have Skin Health iPhone Apps

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We're an iPhone-loving, app-nerdy bunch here at Clear and so we did a quick survey around the office to see what skin care apps our team has pinned to their home screens.  Of course, the virtual makeover apps are a must-have, but we also turned out to have a number of great, little-known apps on tap that deserve a shout out!  So without further ado, and in no particular order, we present: … [Read more...]

Skin Problems of the Rich and Famous

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We’d like to start doing a new feature here on clear.ca – but we’re not too sure what to call it. Some of the ideas that we have come up with: Celebrity Skin (probably not a great choice, as it sounds like it might be a bit NSFW) Pimple Pop (kinda like this one, but it might be a bit, uhm, gross) American Acne Idol  – (ok, probably not) Skin Problems of the Rich and Famous … [Read more...]

What is LASIK Eye Surgery?

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Our focus here at clear.ca is clarity for you, which might be clearer skin or clearer vision.  Today we are going to look at one of the ways that you can clear up your vision, and never have to worry about losing your contacts, or fogging up your glasses again. LASIK, or Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, is gaining public approval due to the number of people that are able to shed the … [Read more...]

Blowing Away Acne Myths

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Myth #1 – you’ve got acne because you don’t wash often enough Not true at all, and this thought process might even cause people to aggravate their acne.  Wash your face twice a day with a mild soap and then pat your skin dry.  If you scrub too aggressively, or use too harsh a cleanser, you can rob your skin of the essential oils that it needs, causing your body to make your skin oily, … [Read more...]

Best of the Worst Home Remedies for Acne

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While researching for material to write about tonight, I stumbled upon this article from acne magazine about horrible home remedies for acne.  It got me thinking about some of the things that I’ve been told would help me with my acne.  Things like: -          Honey – smear a bit of honey on your acne before you go to bed each night.  For me, this just resulted in extra love … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Clearer Skin

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The fine folks at acneteam.com were kind enough to develop a list of ten guidelines to follow to help you have healthy, radiant looking, and most importantly, blemish free skin. You can find the original link here, as we have condensed their list a bit: 10. Treat yourself to a day spa once every two or three months – The soothing effects of a thorough pampering can do wonders for your … [Read more...]

What is your Skin Regimen?

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What is your secret to dealing with your blemishes? Do you cover them up or take steps to eliminate them in the first place?  Do you have a fool-proof way of getting rid of acne, fast? For me, the secret I’ve found is the need to shave daily.  If I shave regularly, with a disposable blade, I can virtually guarantee my skin to be blemish free.  The problem comes from the weekend, the two … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most from your Dermatologist

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In my incessant search to find new articles to bring to the fantastic readers of clear.ca, I came across this article about 10 questions to ask your dermatologist, and thought it would be a great Christmas  present  for anyone that has (or is considering) a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor that specializes in the largest organ in the human body – the skin.  Most people think … [Read more...]