Every time we step into the sunshine, our skin can become damaged.  Research indicates that the Ultra Violet rays of the sun actually alter the DNA of our skin cells.  This alternation in DNA leads to lines, discolorations including sunspots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.  Sun damage can also cause skin on the hands, neck and face to become leathery and coarse.  Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reverse sun damage and regain…

As a normal part of the aging process, our skin changes in appearance, texture, and volume.  Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, dark circles under the eyes and scars from acne are all common complaints from both women and men.  Fortunately, there is hope.  While we cannot simply turn back the clock and get the skin we had in our twenties, we can take a proactive approach and use anti-aging treatments to reduce the visible effects…

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…

The latest celebrity skin care buzz:  Bee venom facials, night creams, and other bee-sourced skin care products.  Manufacturers are touting bee venom as “nature’s answer to Botox”. Bee venom is mixed with other natural compounds including honey, shea butter, and essential oils of rose and lavender.  The combination of these ingredients is believed to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal and leaves skin smooth and soft. Additionally, individuals that suffer from acne and acne…

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: Clear’s Seven Must-Have…

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…

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 glasses that they’ve had to…