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Archives for April 2013

Good Foods for Dry Skin

fruitandvegYes that’s right – what you eat can (and will) affect your skin. That’s why it is very important you know which foods to go for and which to avoid!

Foods that have a high water content are great for your skin as that is what dry skin needs; moisture, both inside and out.

The following  foods will give you the correct mix of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Good Foods for Dry Skin

Raw fruit and vegetables

Raw salad, fruit & veg will remove toxins from your skin and give it a moisturising kiss of life. Maintain a regular consumption of the green stuff in your diet and stick to your 5 a day – your skin will be thanking you in no time!

Zinc Rich Foods

Zinc-rich foods can help to heal skin and repair damaged skin – including dry skin! Beans, turkey, crab, lean beef and oysters are all full of zinc and are highly recommended for dry skin problems.

Vitamin Rich Foods

Vitamins A, C and E can help hydrate dry by keeping it moist, protected and detoxified. Lime, oranges, grapefruit, nuts, seeds and lean meat are highly vitamin rich foods.

Antioxidant Rich Foods

Antioxidants clear the skin and improve its over all health. They fight off impurities and protect the skin from free radicals. Foods that are antioxidant rich include vegetables, fruits, apricots, sweet potatoes and spinach.

Water!

And last but by absolutely no means least – drink, drink, drink water! Your daily water consumption should be no less than 4 litres per day. Drinking enough water is vital in detoxifying your system and keeping your skin hydrated and supple. If you were to consume just one thing to help your skin it should be water- it’s the undoubtedly the most important part of any anti-dry skin diet!

Bad Foods for Dry Skin

The key to choosing the right Foods for Dry Skin is moisturising from the inside out. If you are dehydrated then your skin will follow suit so avoid anything that may cause you to become dehydrated.

Alcohol

As you probably know, alcohol is the king of dehydration! It acts as a diuretic which means it encourages your body to create more urine and flush out its existing fluids. So, as you can imagine, this can cause serious dehydration issues, from the inside out.

To counteract the alcohol, ensure you drink lots (and lots) of water to replace your body’s lost fluids.

Caffeine

Caffiene is believed to also act as a diuretic, although not as extremely as alcohol. Still, make sure you drink lots of water besides your caffeinated drink – remember this is not necessarily coffee as caffeine also lurks in tea, fizzy drinks and energy drinks. So keep your caffeine consumption to a minimum and keep your skin supple!

Both alcohol and caffeine cause the skin cells and the body to lose essential minerals and fluid so drinking plenty of water, eating a variety of healthy foods and watching your caffeine and alcohol intake will put you on the path to healthy, hydrated skin. Pretty simple really!

Treatments for Dry Skin

Syrinx Za’s range is specifically designed to help alleviate dry, dehydrated skin conditions and all products contain only pure, natural and carefully chosen ingredients.

If you follow our guide for which foods are good foods for dry skin along with our treatments you will soon start to achieve healthy, glowing, hydrated skin.  If you need more help and advice please read: Help with Dry Skin
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Tried and Tested Remedy for Psoriasis

Alternative Psoriasis TreatmentThere are many different types of psoriasis the most common being chronic plaque psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, and pustular psoriasis. The condition for the most part leads to red patches of thick scaly, crusty skin that itches terribly.

The reason for this happening is the newly formed skin cells rising to the surface too soon before the old skin has shed. It should take 28 days but with psoriasis, the new skin cells rush to the surface in just a few days bringing with them intercellular glue.

What causes Psoriasis?

As with eczema, psoriasis is not contagious, you cannot catch it from someone – the cause is unknown but scientists believe it has to do with the immune system and certain types of genes including one that has been identified as Psors1.

Psoriasis is a long lasting unpredictable condition, which comes and goes as it pleases, although there are certain reasons that a flare-up would occur; such as stress, injuries or illnesses. When this might happen is also unknown, Psoriasis skin can flare-up weekly, monthly or even yearly: every person is different. These flare-ups not only make the skin itchy and uncomfortable but it can affect a person’s emotional state, due to lack of sleep and depression.

Prevention is better than….

It is important that you follow a tried and tested treatment remedy for psoriasis regime that uses anti-mitotics to control the cells, not one that uses chemicals that will irritate the skin further. Syrinx ZA products do not contain chemicals, parabens or paraffin our ingredients are 100% natural and tests have proven that there is no risk of further irritation. Independent researchers found that Syrinx products not only treat the skin condition but continued use keeps the skin strong and healthy.

Regular treatment, even when your skin is clear – will keep the condition under control; prevention is better than cure so they say – although there is sadly no cure for Psoriasis.

Tried and Tested Treatment for Psoriasis

Amazed at the improvement it made to my psoriasis
I recently tried your soap and was amazed at the improvement it made to my psoriasis. Redness and soreness was much reduced and my whole skin felt better overall. My nephew suffers terribly with eczema so I will be buying your products for him too.

How to use the treatment

In the Morning

Wash the affected areas with the Therapy Bar, using a thick lather – to cleanse and remove toxins and chemicals. Leave on the skin for as long as possible before rinsing and dab the skin dry.

Apply the Ultra-Sensitive Therapy Cream to soothe the skin further throughout the day.

At night

Using the therapy bar, work up a thick lather and apply to the skin and this time leave the lather to dry naturally – even overnight if you can, but at least 30 mins before washing off as this gives the sapropel time to work its magic and creates the best results.

With this tried and tested remedy for psoriasis you should notice a difference in your skin within two weeks, some lucky people have noticed their skin is smoother and less itchy even sooner.
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Acne and Stress

acne and stressIf you’ve ever noticed that a particularly stressful event such as an exam seems to make your acne worse, chances are it’s not just your imagination. Acne has been proven to be an unfortunate symptom of stress.

If you are an acne sufferer then strained emotions can cause a very unwelcome outbreak of the condition. Tiredness, anxiety and other emotional stress does not actually cause acne but it does worsen the condition for those that already suffer from it.

The proof is in the research!

It’s really no new revelation. Doctors have long suspected that stress worsens acne and these suspicions were confirmed after numerous studies seemed to confirm a connection between the two.

For example, Stanford University published a study that found that students were significantly more likely to experience acne during a stressful exam-taking period than any other time, concluding that acne severity correlated highly with stress.

Researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine also found the exact same results in a similar study, concluding that acne was worsened in high-stress periods than low-stress periods.

The connection between Acne and Stress

While we know there is some sort of causal link between Acne and Stress, what we don’t know for sure is why. There are, however, certain theories that may help explain it.

It is certain sebum-producing cells in our bodies that can be held responsible for acne. This is because sebum is an oily substance that merges with bacteria and dead skin cells to clog hair follicles and pores, leading to outbreaks of the condition. And how does this link to stress? Well, it is these very same cells that also have receptors for stress hormones. So, when we’re stressed the cells produce more of the dreaded sebum which, of course, in turn causes acne.

Acne and Stress can actually be a bit of a vicious cycle. An individual may get stressed due to their acne which then worsens the symptoms, causing more stress then more acne, more stress then more acne, and so on…

Alternatively, if someone is anxious or upset they may be more likely to pick at and scratch their pimples, exacerbating the affected areas.

How can you treat your Acne?

There are three things you need to focus on when treating acne: detoxifying, moisturising and soothing. Syrinx Za has formulated the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar to achieve these key results as effectively and naturally as possible.

Wash with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar twice a day and leave the rich lather to soak into the skin as opposed to washing it off as you would a normal soap. The bar is completely natural and free from steroids and additives. It contains antiseptic qualities that have shown to relieve skin conditions thanks to its key natural ingredient Sapropel.

Don’t let Acne and Stress affect your life try this treatment and stop the cycle.

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