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Archives for October 2012

Skin tags| Q & A | Skin tags Treatment and Care

What are skin tags? Skin tags are small growths of skin, usually the same colour as the surrounding skin. Who gets skin tags? Skin tags tend to affect pregnant women and overweight people in middle-age. What causes skin tags? Skin tags seem to appear in areas of the body where there is friction, perhaps in the groin area due to wearing too-tight jeans or under the breasts thanks to a scratchy underwired bra. Are skin tags dangerous? If you have skin tags, you might find them unsightly … [Read more...]

Dermatitis Treatment | Q and A | Dermatitis Care

What is dermatitis? Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin (derma = skin, itis = inflammation). Often classified alongside eczema, some people define dermatitis as the acute condition, and eczema as the chronic condition. There are two main types of dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis (flares up all over the skin; often inherited; common in children and teenagers) Contact dermatitis (flares up where irritants or allergens come into contact with sensitive skin) Other types of dermatitis … [Read more...]

Cracked Feet | Q & A | Cracked Foot Care

What are cracked feet? You may find your feet dry and crack, especially in the summer months when you wear sandals or walk around barefoot. The danger is that cracked feet may bleed and become infected. What are the common symptoms of cracked feet? You’ll notice a build-up of hard, dry skin, mainly on the heels, but possibly also on the balls of your feet, outsides of your big toes, and anywhere that shoes and boots may rub. Who gets cracked feet? Anyone can get dry cracked feet, but … [Read more...]

Dry Skin on Face | Q and A | Dry Skin on the Face Care

What are the common symptoms of dry skin on the face? If you have patches of dry, red or scaly skin on your face, together with inflammation, itching or irritation or a feeling that the skin on your face is tight, uncomfortable or even painful, you are suffering with dry skin on the face. What causes dry skin on the face? Dry skin on the face lacks oil; it can also be caused by ageing, sunshine, wind, central heating, air conditioning and certain soaps. Can dry skin on the face be cured … [Read more...]

Dry Skin | Q & A | Severe Dry Skin Care

What is severe dry skin? Severe dry skin can develop from mild dry skin and progress into a serious condition if left untreated, causing major discomfort and long-lasting problems. Who gets severe dry skin? Severe dry skin can happen to anyone, however older people are most commonly affected, as their skin produces less oil. Parts of the body most affected include the lower legs, arms, flanks and thighs. What causes severe dry skin? There are many causes for severe dry skin. Here … [Read more...]

Eczema in Babies | Q & A | Eczema on Babies Skin

What is eczema in babies? Eczema in babies most commonly develops between two and six months and often before the age of five. In babies, eczema usually starts on the cheeks and scalp, and can then spread to other areas such as the inner legs, arms and chest. Skin with eczema may be dry, red, thickened, cracked, itchy or even broken and is worsened by babies or young children scratching and irritating the problem areas. Customer Feedback My two year old daughter has suffered with severe … [Read more...]

Animal Testing

There has been a great deal chatter on social media lately regarding animal testing with some major brands admitting that they do test products on animals. We have also been asked if we use animals during our product testing procedures. This post is to assure our customers and prospects that Syrinx Za has never and continues not to test our products on animals. We test all of our products on willing humans, and we always will. No Chemicals and No Testing on Animals. They call us the … [Read more...]

Global Handwashing Day

Raising awareness of the Global Handwashing day 2012 What a great initiative Global Hand Washing Day is. It’s not until something is brought to your attention that it really brings the message home. I am a habitual handwasher, handwashing was drummed in to me from an early age now I know why! Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar 20% Discount We are supporting Global Handwashing Day with a 20% discount off our best selling Soap, the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar. Read more abut the special properties of … [Read more...]

Allergic Skin | Q & A | Allergic Skin Treatment and Care

What is allergic skin? Allergic skin comes up in a red rash, blisters or weals that feel itchy or burning. Often, it’s the arms, legs, neck or chest that are most affected. Here is an example of how Mick Say uses Syrinx Za Products to treat his skin allergy to Dogs and extremes in environmental conditions. What causes allergic skin? The most common causes for allergic skin are plants such as poison ivy, as well as harsh soaps and chemical detergents. However, some skin allergies can … [Read more...]

Acne | Q & A | Acne Treatment and Care

What is Acne? Acne is a common skin disorder that can affect the face, chest and back. What are the symptoms of Acne? Acne includes cases of inflammation, scaly areas, pimples, spots, blackheads and boils. Severe cases of acne can last for prolonged periods and often result in scarring. It’s an unfortunate condition that can affect people psychologically. Luckily, we have a solution. Who gets Acne? Acne is most common in adolescence and can affect both males and females. The condition … [Read more...]