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Mirena is a long acting reversible contraceptive that is implanted into the womb.  It is considered a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that releases small amounts of the hormone levonorgestrel locally into uterus through a soft and flexible plastic device approximately 3 cm long.   It provides up to five years of birth control protection. The maker of Mirena, Bayer, says that it is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, making it one of the…

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,…

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 sense of well being, while the expert…

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 days…

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 the dermatologist is only for acne, but you might also seek…