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Archives for March 2013

Common Skin Allergies

A skin allergy is when the skin has an over-reaction to a particular substance, usually something that is harmless to a non-allergic individual. Skin conditions caused by allergies may result in problems such as eczema or psoriasis. Generally speaking, skin allergy sufferers tend to have more than one particular allergy which means that, simple parts of day to day life can become a sensitive skin sufferer’s worst enemy. Skin allergens are all around us - how much do you know about the most … [Read more...]

Chocolate Allergy

Eczema can be triggered by many factors and it’s possible that one of those factors could be a food allergy and more directly a chocolate allergy. Dairy products are a common cause for an eczema flare up. Easter and eczema is not usually a good combination. Keeping young children away from chocolate is  difficult especially at Easter; they want to know why they can’t have Easter eggs like all of the other children; especially at school, where  chocolate eggs are sometimes given as a treat. It … [Read more...]

Dry Skin around Eyes

Throughout an average day, we can really put our skin through the wringer. However, you may have found that your eyes falls victim to dry skin symptoms more so than any other part of your body. You may not realise, but actually the eye area needs almost more concentration than anywhere else on the body when it comes to combatting dry skin. Dry skin around the eyes can be painful and sore, with an uncomfortable tight feeling. The eyes can flake or peel and in some cases become very itchy Why … [Read more...]

Spring Skin

Now that March is upon us you would expect to have some warmer, sunnier weather, we haven't seen much evidence of it yet with most of the country recently suffering with high winds, flooding and snow. Early spring is inheritably changeable as it teases our spring skin with freezing temperatures at night and cold winds to dry the skin during the daytime. Rainy weather and high humidity paradoxically cause the skin to dry out. Treating spring-kissed skin Syrinx Za creams and balms offer just … [Read more...]

Winter Skin

With this cold, wet weather that we have been enduring for the last few months many people are beginning to suffer winter skin complaints. For most, these are seasonal complaints but for others, half of the year can be written off as we hobble painfully to work or rub our ears trying to rid ourselves of pesky itches and rashes. Protecting your skin AND health! Then there are colds and flu like virus that leave us sneezing and snuffling into disposable hankies, the continuous use of which … [Read more...]

Skin Tag Causes

So, skin tags. Chances are you've probably had at least one or two in your life. And chances are you've not considered them the most attractive thing to happen to your skin. But what exactly are skin tags? Generally speaking, a skin tag may appear as a small soft bump that can appear anywhere on the skin. Over time, the skin tag can grow and turn into a flesh-coloured bit of skin that connects to the skin by a small stalk. It remains soft, however, so is usually quite easy to move back and … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Smoking

Smoking tobacco is not good for us. Not in any way shape or form. And this certainly applies when it comes to the risk of psoriasis. Smoking not only increases your risk of developing psoriasis but can also increase the severity of any existing areas of the condition. Even passive smoking when pregnant or as a child can increase your risk of developing psoriasis in later life. A connection between Psoriasis and Smoking? It probably isn’t much of a surprise to you that smoking can cause a … [Read more...]

Oily Skin and Diet

Oily skin can occur in almost anyone. It is the result of the body’s sebaceous gland overproduces oil and cause either oily skin or even dry skin, due to clogging of pores meaning the skin is, actually, receiving none of the oil at all. So why does this happen? Well, it’s most likely just down to your genetics and hormone balance but diet can be an additional influence on your body’s oil production, so it is important to know what the good and bad dietary options are when it comes to oily … [Read more...]

Dry Skin and Hand Washing

Washing our hands is an important part of our day-to-day lives, its essential to prevent spreading germs. We wash our hands before dinner, after using the toilet (hopefully), after blowing our nose or sneezing, when we’re washing the dishes or generally handling mucky stuff! Research suggests that the average Brit washes their hands 4 times a day. That’s 28 times a week, 112 a month and 1456 a year, that is a lot of washing. Excessive Washing Skin is the largest organ of our body. It … [Read more...]

Acne and Diet

So many of us grew up being told by our parents and teachers that gorging on sweets, fizzy drinks, chocolate or just about anything deliciously bad for us causes acne, right? Well, wrong. There is actually no proven link between Acne and Diet, it’s just a misconception that has been passed down for many years – probably to put children off junk food! However, while foods do not necessarily cause acne, there are foods that can fight off acne symptoms and keep your skin as clear and healthy as … [Read more...]