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Archives for April 2013

What does Eczema Look Like?

Eczema is a skin condition in which the skin becomes red, inflamed or itchy, amongst other symptoms. It can form anywhere on the body, from arms to ears to feet. There are a few types of eczema but atopic eczema is by far the most common. Sometimes people write to us and ask; How do I know if I have eczema? What does eczema look like? Eczema’s Appearance How do you know if you’re suffering from eczema? Is the red patch on your arm eczema or something else? The key to working out whether … [Read more...]

Are Skin Tags Dangerous?

So, you have a skin tag. But what exactly does that mean? Skin tags come from a root stalk of cells that grows out of the skin and takes form in a growth, often skin coloured and varying in size. They can appear just about anywhere on the body although are most commonly found in the folds of skin such as armpits, eyelids and behind the knees. What are the risks of Skin Tags Generally speaking, no, skin tags are not dangerous. That is because most skin tags are benign and will never … [Read more...]

Side Effects of Topical Steroids

If you walk into your local pharmacy, chances are you’ll see a variety of skincare treatments containing Topical Corticosteroids, but many of us don’t actually know what they are nor why they are something to avoid. Let us explain… What are Topical Steroids? Topical Corticosteroids are creams, ointments and lotions that contain steroid medicines. They aim to reduce skin inflammation and are used for various skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Sounds great right? … [Read more...]

Warts on Children

Warts can be an unsightly condition for anyone to deal with but they can be particularly distressing for children to cope with. In fact, as much as 15% of children get warts, so it is by no means an uncommon problem. Many children that suffer with warts may be embarrassed of their condition or be the subject of playground bullying, while others may be very uncomfortable particularly if the warts are on the soles of their feet. What causes Warts? Warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by … [Read more...]

Oily Skin Soaps

If you’re a sufferer of oily skin, you will appreciate just how irritating it can be. Oily skin is the result of the body’s sebaceous gland overproduces oil and cause excessively oily skin. However  if you have oily skin, its not all bad, you might have some shininess, blemishes and spots but  you are less likely to get wrinkles early or other signs of aging. How does Soap affect Oily Skin? If you have particularly oily skin you may feel the urge to scrub your skin raw with soap until … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Alcohol

We all already know that alcohol can cause a multitude of health problems and deficiencies, but did you know that it could also responsible for outbreaks of psoriasis? First and foremostly it is important to point out that there is no medical, definitive proof that there is actually a direct connection between alcohol and psoriasis. However, let us look at the facts A connection between Psoriasis and Alcohol? In 1986, a magazine called Dermatologica published an article by Monk and Neill … [Read more...]

New Syrinx Za Skincare Range

Our new skincare range is here! This is a very exciting time for us here at Syrinx Za as we have just launched our brand new, breakthrough range for 2013. Already used by those prone to eczema and dry, cracked skin, the range offers a natural alternative to traditional, chemically-based products. Hair and Scalp Products Coming Soon As well as the new skincare products listed below we are only a few days away from launching our new hair and scalp range specially for those of us who suffer … [Read more...]

Paraben Dangers

So, we hear the phrase ‘paraben-free’. We know it’s supposed to be a good thing, but do you know why? What does it really mean?  You might know that you are supposed to avoid parabens but not sure of the reason. Actually, most of us would have to admit that we don’t even know what parabens are, never mind the harm it can bring to our skin. What are Parabens? Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in a multitude of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products including deodorants, … [Read more...]

Dry Cracked Hands

Dry skin on the hands is a very common yet very uncomfortable condition. The skin on our hands is much tougher and thicker than most of the skin on our body, they have to be; they are worked very hard, always out in the cold, in water, using chemicals or working with machinery. If left untreated, your hands could crack, bleed or even develop into a much worse skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, or even bacterial infections.  It doesn't have to be this way, soft, … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Argan Oil

There are a variety of treatments on offer to treat psoriasis, however, a psoriasis sufferer should never purchase any treatment without  knowing first exactly what ingredients are in the particular product. Argan Oil is a key ingredient to look out for when choosing psoriasis treatment. And why? Well… Benefits of Argan Oil The success of Argan Oil really comes down to its scientific properties. It has a significantly high level of fatty acids, antioxidants, phenols and carotenes, all of … [Read more...]